Stephanie Kreml, M.D.
Stephanie Kreml’s broad career spans across clinical research, product engineering, medical technologies, and commercialization strategy roles. She returned to Popper and Company as a principal in 2013 after having previously served with the firm from 2008 to 2010. In her current role, she develops and implements business strategy for start-up companies and new business units in existing companies; consults in areas of clinical need, commercialization, and technology assessment; performs due diligence for investment and acquisition targets in the life science industry; critically evaluates unmet clinical needs and technologies; and provides guidance to accelerate new product development activities. She also recently began serving as a guest columnist for InformationWeek Healthcare, providing thought leadership on various topics related to digital health.
From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Kreml held the positions of Associate Medical Director and Center Medical Director at Concentra in Austin, Texas, and she continues to practice as a staff physician part-time. Prior to medical school, she held engineering positions with Motorola and Texas Instruments.
In 2014, Dr. Kreml was selected to serve as a juror of the medical technology industry’s premier awards program, the Medical Design Excellence Awards®(MDEA). Judging of each year’s MDEA competition is conducted by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of expert jurors—comprised of a balance of clinicians, engineers, and designers—who carefully review all of the submissions and narrow them down to a select group of exceptional products in each of the 11 Medtech categories.
Dr. Kreml received her Doctor of Medicine from the Baylor College of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. During her residency in general surgery, she was a research fellow at Baylor College of Medicine’s Human Genome Sequencing Center and in the Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab at Rice University.