Absorption Pharmaceuticals Management
Jeffrey Abraham, Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Abraham is the CEO of Absorption Pharmaceuticals, responsible for the company's strategic direction and operations. Jeff is a graduate of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. Upon graduating, he began a successful career in sales in the semiconductor technology industry. His entrepreneurial spirit allowed him to see a void and in 1988 he founded Technical Resources, a semiconductor technology search firm, to better suit the staffing needs of the industry. His initial one-man company grew to 9 full time recruiters and researchers and 200 engineers working at various fabrication plants around the world within 10 years. More recently Jeff has become involved with angel investing and managing a number of innovative companies, including companies specializing in diabetes care, contract manufacturing, and crop yield utilization. Jeff is a long standing, active contributor to the Big Brothers organization in Orange County as well as a member of and regular contributor to the local center for social resources, helping secure residency for the underprivileged in Orange County.
Laurence A. Levine M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Laurence A. Levine, MD, is professor in the Department of Urology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is also in group practice with Uropartners, LLC in Chicago.
Dr. Levine received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver. He completed an internship and junior residency in general surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center, served as chief resident at the American Hospital of Paris in France, and completed his residency in urology, Harvard Program, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Levine is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology. He also served as a member of the AUA Guidelines Panel for the treatment of ED and on the Peyronie's Disease Committee at the World Health Organization First and Second Consultations on Erectile Dysfunction in Paris in 1999 and 2003. Dr. Levine also served as co-chairman of the Peyronie's Committee for the International Consultation on Sexual Medicine in 2009. He is a past-president of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and of the Chicago Urological Society. Notably Dr. Levine has been elected to Best Doctors in America for over the past 15 years.
Ronald Gilbert M.D., Founder, In Memoriam
Ronald Gilbert M.D. F.A.C.S. earned his degree in Biology in 1983, graduating from University of California Santa Barbara with highest honors. Over the next 10 years, Ron completed his education at the University of California - Irvine, where he graduated from medical school in 1987 and completed his urological residency in 1993. From 1993 until his death in January, 2013, Ron was a practiciting urologist at Orange Coast Urology in Newport Beach, CA. Ron also served as the chief of the Department of Urology at Hoag Hospital and as an assistant clinical professor of urology at UCI Medical School. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a lecturer and consultant for TAP Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Pfizer, educating urologists and primary care physicians about prostate cancer, interstitial cystitis and sexual dysfunction. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the American Urological Association. Ron is survived by his wife and two sons.
Gregory Kaminski, Vice President - Marketing
Gregory Kaminski is the vice president of marketing. After engineering and marketing positions with GE and Applied Materials, Gregory sequentially co-founded two manufacturing software companies in silicon valley, both leading to successful acquisitions. In 1995, he began a career as a marketing consultant specializing in technology companies. More recently, Gregory has been a key contributor to Lipella Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held, development-stage biotechnology company with a focus on urology, gastroenterology, and ENT therapies. Gregory has a B.S. Engineering Science from Pennsylvania State University and M.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Lisa Waddington - Sales Director
Lisa Waddington, MBA, is currently a Sales Director for Absorption Pharmaceuticals. Lisa has several years experience in the sexual medicine field of pharmaceutical sales. She was most recently with Bryce Rx Laboratories, Inc. and began as their first sales representative with a focus on urology. Lisa was hired to build relationships and expand the urology base of prescribers. Lisa specifically promoted custom formulations for erectile dysfunction (trimix). Previously, Lisa had been in the commercial real estate field for almost 15 years in Boston and New York City. Lisa received her MBA from Simmons College.