University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Fellows Alumni

Christopher Chris Scorzelli

Christopher Scorzelli
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"The MDC Fellowship literally changed my life. The Medical Device Center Fellowship program merges the innovative prowess of Minnesota and its history in Med Tech, with an intense one year experience that brings together great minds, smart design, and leadership to help millions. Soon into the program it became apparent that my life and my career path would be changed. By the end of the program my lifelong dream of caring for people through medicine had amplified exponentially by the support I received and the knowledge I gained."

Christopher Scorzelli, MD is the Chief Medical Officer at Kablooe Design, where he works to invent new medical devices, and support client projects in the MedTech space. Dr. Scorzelli is a physician by training, a self taught engineer, and an artist at heart. He has over 18 years of experience in everything from molecular biology to Home Hospice to fine art. His career experiences have included fellowships at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD and Medical Devices Center (U. of Minnesota), as well as numerous research and clinical work experiences spanning start-up genomics, biotech, and MedTech companies. Dr. Scorzelli also owned and operated C2: Creative.Craftsmanship, through which he marketed and sold his art work and designed and executed home renovations and repairs.

During his year as an MDC Innovation Fellow Dr. Scorzelli submitted 20 provisional patents to the University and co-founded a cardiovascular company with his colleagues. Since then he has participated in several other start-up ventures, participated in additional patent applications and helped Kablooe Design double its gross annual revenue.

Dr. Scorzelli has made it his mission to promote innovation and entrepreneurship to all ages in MN and currently is involved with the Medical Devices Center, the Carlson School of Management, the Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Liif Group, FIRST Robotics, The Works Museum, Grass Roots Innovation Team (G.R.I.T), DesignWise Medical, MOJO Minnesota, The Innovation Engine, Innovators and Entrepreneurs of the Twin Cities, and Magic Arms for the World that share this mission. Dr. Scorzelli co-chairs the R&D Shared Interest Group for LifeScience Alley and serves on the advisory board for Life Science Alley Academy and several other local start-ups and non-profit organizations including an Executive Leadership Committee for American Heart and Stroke Association. Most recently Dr. Scorzelli was honored by being selected by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for their 40 Under Forty Award 2013,was a 2013 Minnesota Cup semi-finalist and part of the 2011 Minnesota Cup Division and Grand Prize winning team. Dr. Scorzelli also holds a BS degree in Chemistry in addition to his Doctorate of Medicine.


(Last updated January 2013)

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