Life Sciences

DAVID FITZPATRICK

CEO & SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR, MAX PLANCK FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR NEUROSCIENCE, JUPITER

Max Planck is a neuroscience research institution that takes a curiosity-driven approach to answering questions about the structure, function and development of the brain. The institute has about 150 employees. More than 80 of them are scientists. Max Planck has education outreach initiatives with local schools and its university partner, Florida Atlantic University. Fitzpatrick has led the institute since 2011.

EDUCATION Pennsylvania State University (BS), Duke University (Ph.D.)
FLORIDA ISSUE The most important issue that I see facing Florida is investing in education and creating high-tech jobs.
ALTERNATE CAREER? One of my favorite hobbies is nature photography, and I can imagine another life where I still studied how the world works, but through the lens of a camera, rather than that of a microscope.
FAVORITE VACATION Hiking in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy

Steven Achinger

Watson Clinic

Eduardo Alfonso

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Michael Aubin

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Jason Barrett

Flagler Health+

John Couris

Tampa General Hospital

Michael Crosby

Mote Marine Laboratory

Mark Faulkner

Baptist Health Care

Aurelio Fernandez III

Memorial Healthcare System

David Fitzpatrick

Max Planck Florida

Tommy Inzina

BayCare Health System

Brian Keeley

Baptist Health South Florida

BRETT MCCLUNG

BAPTIST HEALTH OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

GINA MELBY

JFK MEDICAL CENTER

Glenn Morris

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute

David Nelson

University of Florida

Mark O’Bryant

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Dror Paley

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Terry Shaw

ADVENTHEALTH

David Strong

Orlando Health

DARYL TOL

ADVENTHEALTH/CENTRAL FLORIDA

Douglas VanOort

NeoGenomics

David Verinder

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

Scott Verner

Trividia Health