John Uecker, MD, FACS
Co-FOUNDER, Chairman + CEO
ClearCam would not exist if not for Dr. John Uecker’s drive to improve surgery. John’s early career as a Navy General Surgeon, and “Devil Doc” in Iraq, taught him that innovation comes from within and needs to be done quickly. Not just a clinical lead for the company while he maintains a high-volume practice for over 16 years in Austin and serves as faculty at Dell Med School, John is a passionate and hands-on leader for the company who is actively guiding ClearCam’s strategic vision and direction. John also has a side-gig manufacturing time it seems.
Co-Founder, President + COO
As ClearCam’s business leader, Doug does more than craft pitch decks. With over 25 years of corporate and startup experience, he’s obsessed with creating investor and customer value through insanely fast execution and constantly asking the question “why can’t we?”. A technology executive for most of his career, Doug brings the impatience and curiosity of tech to medical devices and, in turn, to ClearCam. Doug also likes to craft pitch decks.
Chris Idelson, PhD
Co-Founder, VP of Engineering, ResearcH + Development
A newly-minted PhD, Dr. Chris Idelson picked up the challenge that Dr. Uecker threw down so many years ago- build a device that can clean laparoscopes in-vivo. His PhD dissertation did just that and ClearCam Kelling was born. No matter what hat Chris is wearing his outsized dedication to quality, elegant design, and intellectual honesty keeps ClearCam’s development plan in-check and on-track. Chris is also an avid millennial-denier.
Christopher Rylander, PhD
Professor Chris Rylander provides ClearCam with disciplined engineering practices and world-class first principles of design and manufacturing. A leader in his field of Mechanical Engineering and Principal of the Rylander Biomedical Device Lab at the University of Texas, Chris is also a prodigious inventor and inspiring educator who is relentless in his desire to make healthcare safer, more efficient, and more effective for patients everywhere. It is CGR who is the design conscience of the company always looking for solutions and ways to be efficient in our use of resources. Chris also crafts beautiful wood tables at his "workshop in the woods”.