Aspira Women's Health: Elena Ratner, Kaile Zagger, Lesley Northrop, Gary Altwerger, Sandra Brooks
Aspira Women's Health made several appointments to it executive team, including Elena Ratner as global chief medical advisor, clinical and translational medicine. She is a gynecologic oncologist specializing in ovarian malignancies at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven.
Additionally, Aspira, formerly called Vermillion, appointed Kaile Zagger its chief operating officer. She has more than 20 years of experience as an executive in healthcare, including at St. Jude Medical, Intuitive Surgical, and General Electric Healthcare.
Lesley Northrop was promoted Aspira's chief science officer. She was previously the company's global head of innovation and clinical development.
Also, Gary Altwerger was appointed global deputy chief medical advisor, clinical and translational medicine. He previously was assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and Wellness committee director, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine.
Aspira also appointed Sandra Brooks to its board of directors. The firm noted the board now has seven members with a female majority. Brooks is senior VP and CMO at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Center City division, and a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. She previously was a professor and director of the division of gynecology oncology at the University of Maryland.