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Senior Vice President and Executive Director
Northwell Ventures

As senior vice president and executive director of Northwell Ventures, Tom Thornton is responsible for identifying and fostering innovative ideas that enhance the growth of the health system's clinical and nonclinical enterprises.

In this role, he works with senior leadership to develop and advance clinical and nonclinical ideas, bringing them into practice and the market and building strategic partnerships and relationships within the broader regional ecosystem. Mr. Thornton manages all the Northwell innovation programs, including technology commercialization, enterprise growth and investment management.

Prior to Northwell, Mr. Thornton led the Healthcare Innovation Alliance at Cleveland Clinic Innovations, a program aimed at forming multi-institutional collaborations to foster and accelerate the commercialization of medical innovations.

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