Stephen D. Barnhill, M.D.

Chairman & CEO

Dr. Stephen D. Barnhill is a physician Fellowship trained in Laboratory Medicine and Board Certified by the American Board of BioAnalysis. Dr. Barnhill has been Founder, Chairman and CEO of both private and public companies. He was most recently Founder, Chairman and CEO of a US publically traded international biotech company which he took from inception to profitability. In addition, he was Founder, Chairman and CEO of BCL laboratories, LLC with operations in the Southeastern, US which was acquired by Corning-Metpath now Quest Diagnostics, the largest clinical laboratory in the world. He was also Founder, Chairman and CEO of National Medical Specialty Labs which was acquired by Horus Therapeutics, Inc., a New York based pharmaceutical company. Dr. Barnhill is a pioneer in machine learning and pattern recognition algorithms and an inventor on more than 40 patents including neural networks (NN’s) and support vector machines (SVM’s) including the hallmark (SVM-RFE) technique (now cited by more than 10,000 publications). His patents were part of the Intellectual Property portfolio that won the first place MICO Award from MDB Capital, winning over Intellectual Property portfolios from 1600 publically traded companies. Dr. Barnhill’s Neural Network patents were acquired by Johnson & Johnson. He is also an inventor on patents related to laboratory developed tests (LDT’s). He has worked in the clinical laboratory in clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, blood banking, toxicology and immunology, as well as, diagnostic test development relating to cancers of the prostate, colon, pancreas, breast and ovary, cytogenetics, flow cytometry, FISH and imaging in digital mammography, fundoscopic analysis of macular degeneration (AMD) and launched the first iPhone App using SVM’s for melanoma detection. Dr. Barnhill has negotiated and executed deals with many companies including Pfizer, Corning-Metpath, Quest Diagnostics, Clarient (now GE Healthcare), LabCorp, NeoGenomics, Abbott, Bruker and others. He has published many papers with academics including those from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Stanford University Medical Center and others. He is a frequently invited speaker to medical conferences in the US and internationally. He has raised millions of dollars in start-up and on-going financing for both private and public companies. Dr. Barnhill is or has been a Fellow of the American College of Physician Inventors, the American College of International Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physician Executives, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the American College of Managed Care Medicine, the Association of Clinical Scientists, the American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery, the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, the Southern Medical Society, the American Federation for Clinical Research, National Federation of Catholic Physicians and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians.

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Stephen D. Barnhill, M.D.

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