Robin Smith, M.D., has served as an Independent Director on our Board since June 2016.
Dr. Robin L. Smith, age 54, is a business leader, entrepreneur, doctor and philanthropist and uniquely positioned assist public companies and health care systems advance and be successful in rapidly evolving health care industry. She received her BA from Yale, MD from the Yale School of Medicine and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and completed the Stanford University Directors Program. Dr Smith is a building and trailblazer in the field of regenerative medicine and predictive analytics and has focused on turn-arounds, M & A and disruptive innovations driving interest and growth.
Dr Smith has served as an independent director on multiple public company boards and has served or chaired multiple committees including audit, nominating and governance, compensation and science and technology. Dr Smith served as Chairman and CEO NASDAQ:NBS where she pioneered the company’s innovative business model, combining proprietary cell therapy development with a successful contract development and manufacturing organization which was sold to Hitachi for $100m dollars. Dr. Smith raised over $200 million, completing six acquisitions and one divestiture while during her 9 year tenure, the company won an array of industry awards and business recognition including a first-place ranking in the tri-state area (two years in a row), and eleventh place nationally, on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and Frost & Sullivan’s North American Cell Therapeutics Technology Innovation Leadership Award.
Dr Smith joined the board of CNS Response in 2015, a bulletin board debt ridden company developing a clinical decision support tool for the treatment of non-psychotic mental health diagnosis. Through her leadership as Chairman, she raised capital, restructuring the company and up listed it to NASDAQ (MYND). Through M&A and recruiting new leadership, she has put the company in a position to be a leading behavioral organization with tools and technologies to address an unmet medical improving access to care and lowering cost. Dr Smith also joined the Seelos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SEEL). She additionally is co-chairs the Life Sci advisory board on gender diversity, serves on Sanford Health’s International Board, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) Foundation board and the board of overseers at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. She previously served on the board of trustees of the NYU Langone Medical Center and is the past chairman of the board of directors for the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. She was also appointed as clinical associate professor, Department of Medicine at the Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School in 2017.
Dr. Smith coauthored two books: Cells Are the New Cure (2017) and The Healing Cell: How the Greatest Revolution in Medical History Is Changing Your Life (2013). Dr. Smith has been widely recognized for her leadership in health care and has received the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) 2019 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Award for International Diplomacy in 2019 and the 2018 HEALinc Future Health Humanitarian Award. She has been widely recognized for her work as a female entrepreneur and received the Business Intelligence Group’s Woman of the Year Award in 2018 and the 2018 Gold Stevie® Award for Woman of the Year – Government of Non-Profit. She is also a winner of the 2014 Brava! Award, which recognizes top women business leaders in the Greater New York area. Dr. Smith was elected to the 2018 NACD Directorship 100: Directors list by the NACD Directorship magazine for her work and expertise in corporate governance. She was also a finalist for the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the New York area, recognizing entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in the areas of innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. In April 2016, Pope Francis awarded Dr. Smith Dame Commander with Star Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr. Dr. Smith was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare and Science Award by The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library in May 2017.