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Attila Poka, MD, Joins CoNextions Medical as Chief Medical Officer

SANDY, Utah, Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CoNextions Medical ( has announced that Attila Poka, one of the most experienced and internationally known surgeons in Orthopaedic Trauma, has joined CoNextions Medical as CoNextions Medical’s Chief Medical Officer beginning September 1st, 2016.  Dr. Poka was previously Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma of Ohio University.  Prior to moving to Columbus, Ohio in 1993, Dr. Poka held numerous appointments while at Shock Trauma Center/MIEMSS, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Poka has a very strong background in educating health care providers both as faculty at universities and as a consultant to multiple international medical companies.  Dr. Poka has given hundreds of educational presentations at medical conferences worldwide, hundreds of book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles, and is widely regarded as a legend in orthopaedic surgery and at Shock Trauma.

In his role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Poka will lead CoNextions Medical in its development and practice of clinical education and training for physicians and distributors, oversee clinical research collaboration and educational grants, work with physical therapists in recovery protocols, support sales and marketing programs, and help guide product development initiatives to further improve and expand CoNextions Medical’s products.

“We are honored to announce the hiring of Dr. Poka, who I know will bring his focus and passion for excellence in patient care to CoNextions Medical above all else.  Dr. Poka is an intensely disciplined, yet caring physician who demands the best in quality and will ensure that the focus of CoNextions Medical will continuously remain on providing the best care and outcomes for patients,” said Dan Gruppo, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing.

Richard J Linder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CoNextions Medical, said, “Dr. Poka brings us the critical perspective of a tremendous health care provider and patient advocate.”  Mr. Linder further stated, “Dr. Poka’s first-hand experience in caring for injured patients will be invaluable as we maintain our focus on the achievement of our mission to dramatically improve patient outcomes, reduce surgical complications, improve the quality of life for patients, and improve the health economics of tendon repair worldwide.”

Dr. Poka said, “I am honored to move into the next chapter of my career where I have the opportunity to participate in the development, marketing, and sales of a pioneer product which we hope will provide a better means to repair tendons and provide reliable and more consistent patient outcomes.”

About CoNextions Medical

Founded in 2011, CoNextions Medical is a privately-held company located in Sandy, Utah. They are an innovation-based medical device company dedicated to achieving safer, stronger, and more durable tendon repairs worldwide marked by faster rehabilitation, fewer complications, and lower long-term costs.

SOURCE CoNextions Medical

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