Caroline Popper, M.D.
co-founder and president
I founded Popper and Company with Ken Walz more than ten years ago to address inefficiencies in health care by helping life science companies develop and commercialize new technology. Today, the members of our growing team leverage their extensive knowledge of the tools and trends shaping all aspects of health care and its participants.
I have more than 20 years of hands-on operating experience within health care companies. I did not set out to be a businessperson. Rather, I became a physician (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and an internist and pathologist (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore). Most impactful, was my training in Health Policy and Health Economics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
I have managed a wide spectrum of diagnostics, device and drug discovery businesses in both Fortune 500 and start-up settings, at amongst others, Becton Dickinson, bioMerieux, and MDS. Now, at our firm, I combine those experiences with my clinical experience to help clients interpret relevant market forces, develop strategies and create partnerships to thrive in the global changing health care landscape.
When I am not trying to “impact the world,” I am equally passionate about making an impact at home, by being a mom. I grew up in South Africa and have had the opportunity to travel all over the world. I love modern and tribal art, and sitting in coffee shops…and I am a cable news junkie.