Innovations

Dr. Marlene Krauss

Dr. Marlene Krauss, managing director of KBL Healthcare Ventures, Inc., an entity that funds innovative healthcare companies. As managing director of KBL Healthcare Ventures, Dr. Krauss has founded and investedĀ  in numerous groundbreaking healthcare companies, including Summit Autonomous, Inc., which manufactures the Summit Technology excimer laser, the first laser to be approved by the FDA for refractive eye surgery; now known as LASIK.

Dr. Krauss received a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She trained at the Harvard affiliated hospitals, the Beth Israel Hospital and the Deaconess Hospital, as well as Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. She completed her training as a vitreoretinal surgeon at New York Hospital in 1985 and was a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at New York Hospital and is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist.