About SurgiSTUD

Our mission is to revolutionize surgical training while providing a place for people to grow professionally, personally, and financially.


A Revolution in Surgical Education

Surgeon inventor, and one of the founding members of SurgiSTUD, Michael Bohn, MD., noticed a gap between simulated training and what went on in the OR. With such a realization, he sought a better way to take the simulated training he experienced in the military to create a platform that would be beneficial for medical education.

The idea for the unique device was born through a novel program in neurosurgery resident education, medical device innovation, and medical device development at the renowned Barrow Neurological Institute. Using medical-grade software to render CT scans and anatomies, we create 3D renderings that translate to the cadaver models which are then biomechanically tested.

The result is a customizable model that is versatile while also driving efficiency and economic savings. The STUD platform allows for continuous, hands-on, real-life experience, ensuring surgeons’ confidence.

National Presentations & Awards

2019: Honorable Mention

A Novel Biomimetic Spine Model for Improving the Safety and Efficacy of Surgical Education Awarded at the 4th Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit

2018 Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves

Presented By: Bohl M… Kakarla U. Presentation: The Barrow Biomimetic Spine: Fluoroscopic analysis of a synthetic spine model made of variable 3D-printed materials and print parameters

Meet the Team

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Dr. Michael Bohl, MD


During his neurosurgical residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Michael Bohl created a resident education program in medical device development called the Barrow Innovation Center ...

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Ray Thurston


Ray Thurston graduated Utah State with a Bachelor of Science and was the Founder and CEO of SonicAir, a specialty transportation and logistics company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, for twenty years until its sale to UPS in 1995. ...

Jeanette Laine

Jeanette Laine


Jeanette Laine has been managing the complexities of startup companies for over 35 years. She has played a key role in multiple areas, such as Legal, HR, Accounting, Tax, as well as planning for projected earnings and losses. Jeanette has made a crucial impact in managing the overall strategic growth and investment strategy. ...

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John Brambert


John Brambert brings thirty years of work experience in the medical industry, working for some of the largest Orthopedic Manufacturers in various sales, management and leadership positions. ...

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Dr. Han Jo Kim


Dr. Han Jo Kim, a New York City native, is a Spine Surgeon at HSS, specializing in cervical spine and scoliosis surgery. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. ...

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Dr. Jean-Christophe A. Leveque


JC Leveque is an attending surgeon at the Neurological Institute at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. His area of expertise include complex spinal surgery, pituitray tumors, peripheral nerve surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. ...

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Dr. Rajiv K. Sethi


Dr. Rajiv K. Sethi is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Seattle, WA with special training and skill in diagnosis and treatment of spinal diseases and conditions. ...

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Mark D. Campbell, MD


Mark D. Campbell, MD, is a board certified and fellowship-trained lower extremity Orthopedic Surgeon. He specializes in Adult reconstruction of the Hip and Knee as well as complex foot and ankle surgery. ...

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Dr. Alfred J. Tria, MD


Dr. Tria is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital and did a Knee Fellowship with Dr. John Insall at The Hospital for Special Surgery. ...

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Joseph A. Longo III, M.D.


Dr. Joseph Longo is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic surgery and is an active fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. ...

Contact us today for more information on our STUD models and how they can meet your educational, development, or research needs.

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