SynDaver Names New Vice President to Run Government Business Unit

Medical simulation industry veteran Nadine Baez will direct a new research, development and commercialization group focused on government business.

TAMPA, Fla. – SynDaver®, developer of synthetic humans for medical device testing, surgical simulation and STEM education, announced today the promotion of Nadine Baez to the position of vice president of research and commercialization for SynDaver’s global government business unit.

A Miami native and Sarasota resident, Baez began her career in medical simulation more than a decade ago and has contributed to key DoD research initiatives with a focus in Combat Casualty Care. Since joining SynDaver in January 2018 as director of research and engineering, Baez has translated her clinical and professional experience into simulation technology design concepts, educational and engineering requirements, and prototypes for medical training and device development. In her new role as vice president, she will leverage the full spectrum of SynDaver technology to field next-generation medical models supporting training and readiness.

“This is a well-deserved promotion for Nadine and a strategic one for SynDaver,” said SynDaver CEO Dr. Christopher Sakezles. “Nadine has been very creative in coming up with innovative solutions that contribute to reaching our objectives and since joining SynDaver has been instrumental in our expansion into the veterinary and STEM education fields. With her thorough understanding of our capabilities relative to end-user requirements, experience in the industry and business development acumen, I know she will accelerate our portfolio advancements and introduce disruptive solutions to revolutionize the industry.”

About SynDaver
Headquartered in Tampa, SynDaver is the world’s leading manufacturer of hyper-realistic, synthetic human and animal models for medical education, training and surgical simulation. SynDaver’s synthetic bodies mimic live tissue properties and are used by high schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, medical device companies and the military for training, testing and validation. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties. Made from a proprietary formula of water, salts and fibers, the company holds 14 patents on their materials, processes and the related products. SynDaver has more than 100 employees at its facilities in the U.S. and is planning additional facilities in Europe, China, Brazil and India. SynDaver products have been lauded by industry experts and earned a cult following after appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank, MythBusters, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI. For more information on SynDaver or their product offerings, visit

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