John J. Chopack, Jr., Managing Partner
Mr. Chopack is a Principal and founding partner of Inspiros. Mr. Chopack manages the day to day operations of Inspiros and is responsible for investment origination, portfolio company management and investor relations. Mr. Chopack has 14 years of experience in venture capital investing in medtech companies. As a General Partner at HealthpointCapital, a $800 million AUM medtech focused private equity firm, Mr. Chopack played an integral role in the firm’s most profitable investments – Nexa Orthopedics, BioHorizons and Blue Belt Technologies. These investments brought significant advances to the healthcare field and provided top quartile returns to investors.
Prior to his career in venture capital, Mr. Chopack was an orthopedic sales representative for Wright Medical and Encore Orthopedics. Following his experience as an orthopedic sales representative, Mr. Chopack worked on Wall Street with Investec and Techvest as a medtech analyst.
Mr. Chopack has been recognized as a “40 under 40 Medtech Innovator” by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine.
Mr. Chopak received a BA from Lafayette College and an MBA from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business.
George Shahin, M.D., Venture Partner
As a Venture Partner, Dr. Shahin is involved in the review process and analysis of medical devices and healthcare technologies. Dr. Shahin brings Inspiros his experience as a practicing physician focused on evidence based medicine, patient outcomes and value based care. As a Gastroenterologist at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, Dr. Shahin has served as Chair of the Medical and Surgical division of Value Analysis – a health center initiative aimed at improving patient outcomes while reducing cost through a multidisciplinary, physician-led, evidence-based purchasing program. Dr. Shahin has also been instrumental in the health center’s effort to double the colon cancer screening rates of patients through the implementation of evidence based screening programs. He has studied the impact of these programs and published the results in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Shahin is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Medical Association, and American Association for Physician Leadership.
Dr. Shahin received a BA from Lafayette College, an MD degree from Ross University School of Medicine, and an MBA from The University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management.