Curative Orthopaedics

Meet the Team

Samantha Simmons 
Founder & CEO
8 years of product development experience, with a specific focus on new product innovation. Received her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, 2015.  Holds a BFA and Masters of Product Development from Carnegie Mellon University, 2009 & 2010.
Charles Mastellone 
Chief Operations Officer
10 years of financial services and consulting experience specifically for small businesses and startups. Previously a member of the research teams at Mizuho Americas and Merriman Capital. Received his BA from Colgate University in 2002 and speaks fluent Japanese.
  Alex Novac
Head of Business Development 
Experienced management consultant with 15+ years of experience in strategic planning, developing go-to market strategies, financial models and strategic partnerships in the healthcare industry. Received his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2009. Holds a BA in economics and computer science from Ohio Wesleyan, 2002.
Sameer Sood, DO 
Chief Medical Officer
Resident at Duke University Medical Center. Graduate of Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2017, with a concentration in sports medicine and primary care. InciteHealth Fellow, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, 2015. Holds a BS, Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University, 2011.
  Ikemefuna Onyekwelu, MD
 Medical Advisor
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident at the University of Louisville and affiliate Hospitals, with a sub-specialty interest in Spine Surgery. Completed his internship at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2012-2013.  Post Doctoral Research Fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center 2010-2012. MD from American University of Antigua, 2005-2010.  Holds a BS in biology from Temple University, 2004.  
Turk McBride
Sports Medicine Liaison
Former NFL Defensive End, 2007-2013. Second Round Draft pick. Graduate of the University of Tennessee, 2007. Executive MBA candidate at the University of Miami School of Business Administration.
Sam Viknyansky 
Business Operations Associate
2017 Graduate of Penn State University, University Park. Holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.
Kennedy Ahn 
Marketing & Communications Intern (Year Round)
Undergraduate student at West Chester University pursuing a degree in Communications, class of 2018.