Physician-Entrepreneur-Innovator, Dr. Grodman was the co-founder and CEO of Genosity Inc, a life science biotechnology company that provided novel software, technical, and laboratory solutions to enable its strategic partners-- pharmaceutical companies and major academic health systems to harness the power of precision medicine. Genosity Inc. was acquired by Invitae Inc. in April 2021. Dr. Grodman previously founded BioReference Laboratories (1986), which became the third-largest commercial laboratory in US with annual revenues approaching $1B. He served for almost 30 years as its CEO (BRLI-Nasdaq-NMS). He created specialty business units, GenPath and GenPath Oncology, focusing on Women’s Health and Oncology respectively. Grodman acquired GeneDx in 2005 and turned it and other sequencing services at BioReference to almost $200M in revenue across multiple clinical areas while establishing GeneDx as world-leader in clinical genomic testing for rare and ultra-rare disorders. BioReference was the first commercial clinical lab to offer Next-Generation Sequencing based tests.
As Chair, Vice Chair and Board Member of the American Clinical Laboratory Association, Grodman lead efforts to address issues such as the challenging reimbursement environment, FDA and CMS regulations, guidelines for testing, competitive bidding, with significant input to the industry’s role with regard to the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Grodman served as Board Member and Chair of Patient Safety and Quality Task Force of the Health Care Leadership Council, a trustee of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the CUIMC(Columbia) Board of Advisors. Dr. Grodman has been on staff at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons since 1983 where he made teaching rounds for over 25 years.
Ms. Grodman has been a vigorous supporter of the Arts, Environmental Issues and Animal Welfare. Earlier in her career, she was an executive in the fashion industry, including positions as Senior Vice President of Ralph Lauren and President of Calvin Klein Classifications.
Mr. Grodman is an actor, filmmaker and an instructor of acting at Hunter College in New York City. Previously, he taught acting to inmates at Rikers Island. As an actor he has worked in theater, film and television and is currently staring on the new CBS primetime series “Ghosts”. He directed and produced the award winning film “The Train” starring Academy Award Winner Eli Wallach. He received a B.A. from Columbia University with a double major in English and Film as well as an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
Dr. Grodman received a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in History and Anthropology and graduated from the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, where he also received Masters in Science (Global Health) while working on issues in global health security and research in Zika.