PHILADELPHIA – (March 8, 2022) – The Science Center announces the appointment of Kevin M. Baumlin, MD, FACEP as Chief Medical Affairs Officer. Baumlin has over 30 years of professional experience as a clinician, leader, and advocate for improving lives through compassion, science, and technology. In this newly created role, he will develop and lead medical affairs strategies in line with the Science Center’s mission of advancing healthcare innovation, uplifting communities, and improving lives.
“Dr. Baumlin’s expertise and network will be a critical in bolstering the Science Center support of healthcare and life sciences startups, strengthening commercialization and market access success, and providing expert opinion and due diligence support on new investment opportunities,” says Science Center President & CEO, Tiffany Wilson.
Completed in 2021, the Science Center’s strategic plan focuses on supporting life sciences and healthcare technology startups through efficient commercialization pathways and increasing access to capital. Today, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution operates at the intersection of startups, community, and healthcare providing the necessary expertise and resources to support startups through expertise, capital, and STEM talent cultivation.
“Among the biggest challenges healthcare and life sciences startups face is the path to commercial adoption. With healthcare systems representing the biggest customer, I believe the Science Center has a unique platform to make that process more predictable,” says Baumlin. “Not only do we have an opportunity to strengthen startup commercialization support, we’re also able to help healthcare institutions with a mechanism to source, validate and vet life changing solutions.”
Baumlin comes to the Science Center after a run for US Senate in Pennsylvania where he toured the Commonwealth and listened to the voices of citizens who yearn for solutions to improving our healthcare system. Prior to his political campaign, Baumlin was Chair of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine for the Perelman School of Medicine. He previously served as Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York, and Vice Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Baumlin’s expertise and network will be a critical in bolstering the Science Center support of healthcare and life sciences startups, strengthening commercialization and market access success, and providing expert opinion and due diligence support on new investment opportunities
Baumlin was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Holmdel, New Jersey. He attended Cook College at Rutgers where he earned a degree in Chemistry and attended Hahnemann Graduate and Medical School. Following Medical School, he completed a year at Crozer Chester Medical Center then a three-year Emergency Medicine Residency at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.
Baumlin’s academic interests lie primarily in informatics and geriatric emergency medicine. He has been a funded researcher and has published and lectured widely on both topics in leading academic journals. Baumlin holds multiple professional certifications and memberships including board Certification in Emergency Medicine and in Clinical Informatics.
Over the course of his career, Kevin has also received several prominent honors, grants and awards including recognitions for excellence in teaching and patient care. He is a skilled and committed educator, having taught medical students, physician assistants and residents. As a leader in the business of medicine, Baumlin led the drive to open Mount Sinai’s first Urgent Care Center as well as Penn’s first Urgent Care located in the Constitution Health Center.
About the Science Center
The Science Center is Philadelphia’s premier catalyst of entrepreneurial activity, healthcare innovation, and economic growth. Established in 1963, the nonprofit has been recognized by The Brookings Institution as a best-in-class investor, mentor, and economic development partner for young technology companies. Working alongside industry partners and leading research and academic institutions across the globe, the Science Center has supported over 1,000 early-stage companies. Today, the organization advances healthcare innovation from idea to the marketplace through startup support services and building inclusive STEM pathways for Philadelphia youth and adults. For more information, visit sciencecenter.org or follow us @UCScienceCenter.