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Michael William Rohovsky

Michael William Rohovsky, American medical products executive. Achievements include use of germ-free animals in research of feline infectious diseases; viral oncology models for drug development; absorbable polymers for internal fixation in orthopaedics. State of Ohio scholar, 1954-1960.

Background

  • Rohovsky, Michael William was born on February 26, 1937 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Son of Joseph Edward and Mary Theresa (Rakocy) Rohovsky.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, 1960. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1967.

    Career

    • Head pathology section, Merrell-National laboratories, Cincinnati, 1969-1972;head pathology laboratory, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972-1977;director of research, Pitman-Moore, Inc., Washington Crossing, New Jersey, 1977;vice president research, Pitman-Moore, Inc., Washington Crossing, New Jersey, 1977-1979;Vice president research and quality assurance, Pitman-Moore, Inc., Washington Crossing, New Jersey, 1979-1981;director orthopaedic research, Johnson & Johnson Products, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1981-1982;director orthopaedic research and medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Products, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1982-1986;director medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Products, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1986-1987;vice president research, Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics, Raynham, Massachusetts, 1986-1993;vice president R & D, Johnson & Johnson Professional Inc., Raynham, since 1994. Adjunct assistant professor pathology U. Cincinnati, 1969-1972. Chairman science advisory board University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, since 1994.

      Member industry advisory county Massachusetts Institute of Technology, since 1997.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Captain United States Air Force, 1960-1962, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American College Veterinary Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Veterinary Medical Association, American College Veterinary Pathologists (diplomate), International Academy Pathology, New York Academy of Sciences, Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation (board trustees since 1997), Alpha Psi (treasurer, vice president, award 1959), Phi Zeta.

    Connections

    • Married Karen Andreas., March 31, 1965. Children: Stephanie Ann, Paul Edward.
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    Born February 26, 1937