JOHN PRACYK (MAPS Director and Americas Region President)
Dr. Pracyk joined DePuy Synthes, Spine | Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices Companies in February of 2016 as Franchise Medical Director, responsible for the innovation pipeline. In September of 2017 he was appointed Franchise Medical Leader where he provided deep clinical insights to accelerate meaningful innovation and drive value and safety for spine patients worldwide. In the Spring of 2018 he was then appointed Integrated Leader of Preclinical & Clinical Research and Medical Affairs (PCM) for the DePuy Synthes Spine where he serves as a strategic medical partner with colleagues across Research and Development, Franchise Marketing, Health Economics & Market Access, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Safety and Business Development at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. Additionally, Dr. Pracyk provides expert medical and scientific input to product ideation and development, including conceptual and hands-on evaluation, as well as clinical research perspectives throughout the innovation cycle. He also collaborates with Professional Education, Legal/HCC, QA/Risk Management, MD Epidemiology, and regional marketing/sales. Dr. Pracyk is a member of the DePuy Synthes Spine Platform Leadership Team and DePuy Synthes PCM Leadership Team.
Dr. Pracyk is a board-certified Neurological Surgeon who obtained his B.S., M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University, and completed pre- and postdoctoral fellowships at Cambridge University and the National Institutes of Health. He received his neurological surgery training at The George Washington University and spine fellowship at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to joining DePuy Synthes, he was the program architect and center director of a multidisciplinary spine center in the non-profit sector and served as a strategic consultant with Vega Healthcare. Dr. Pracyk is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. In 2015, he completed a Healthcare M.B.A. at The Haslam College of Business of the University of Tennessee.