Who We Are
Michael Spandorfer, MD. FCCP
Founder & Director of iDTx Systems Inc. CMO & Acting CEO
Dr. Spandorfer is boarded in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Sleep Medicine. He is a managing partner of Roper St. Francis Physicians Partner Pulmonary and Critical Care in Charleston, SC
Dr. Spandorfer previously served as Medical Director of the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital intensive care unit as well as President of the medical staff. He has served as Chairman of the Department of medicine at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital, in Charleston, South Carolina. He remains active in clinical research as medical director of Medical Research South and has participated as Primary Investigator in numerous FDA phase III studies.
He received his BA at Emory University and his MD at Medical College of Georgia. He performed his internship and residency at Emory University, as well as his training for lung transplant fellow.
He currently has 10 issued patents, 2 published and one allowed.
Jacobo Minzter, MD
Director of RSH Research & Innovation Department, Professor of Health Studies at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Dr. Mintzer initiated his academic career at the University of Miami, where he developed the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program and started his career as a clinical researcher in Alzheimer’s disease. He joined MUSC as an associate professor in 1991. At MUSC, he developed the Geriatric Psychiatry program which includes inpatient, outpatient, and consultation services as well as a fellowship program. Dr. Mintzer holds a Master of Business Administration from the Citadel Military College in South Carolina. Dr. Mintzer completed seven years of rabbinical studies in the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary (Conservative Judaism). He completed his medical school at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He did his residency in psychiatry at Hadassah Hospital at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In addition to his residency while at the Hebrew University, he continued his research on regulation of microtubules activity in Alzheimer's disease. He continued this research while completing his fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Andrea H. Marshall, JD
Director of Innovation Center at Roper St. Francis
Prior to joining the system, Ms. Marshall served as executive administrator of Charleston Angel Partners LLC, South Carolina’s oldest and most profitable organized angel investment group. In the role, she managed all aspects of diligence and investment for several significant investments in the biotech sector. During that time, she also served as the MUSC nominee to the board of directors of SCLaunch, an economic development agency which supports South Carolina's Knowledge Economy. Ms. Marshall is an attorney in the area of corporate law, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to her move to SC, she practiced law with Holland & Knight LLP in New York City, one of the nation’s largest law firms. Ms. Marshall received her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M.
Project Manager & Idea Extractor
Ms. Herndon reviews innovation projects from a variety of sources, including an Innovation Outreach Program designed to scout projects that originate from within the Roper St. Francis system. She also works on selected collaborations with outside inventors to identify promising technology development opportunities to improve patient care. She brings a background from the commercial sector developing and manufacturing medical devices for C.R. Bard, Inc, as well as experience with the defense industry with Force Protection Industries, a global leader in ballistic protected armored vehicles and survivability solutions. Ms. Herndon received her master’s degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University and her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of Charleston. She is also a registered patent agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.