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In Memoriam, Jamie Reiss, Biodex founder and CEO - Five Minutes in Healthcare

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | February 17, 2021
Jamie Reiss
Five Minutes in Healthcare is where I discuss current events with some of the industry's most influential leaders and innovative thinkers.

Today, we pay tribute to a true legend of the medical imaging industry, Jamie Reiss, founder and CEO of Biodex, who passed away from complications of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on February 13, 2021. Jamie was 74 years old.

Normally my interviews are one-on-one conversations, but today I have the good fortune of being joined by five of Jamie's friends and colleagues to share some heartfelt remembrances of a very special person, and a few laughs too.

With me for this conversation are:

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  • Bob Ranieri, former Vice President of Sales, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Chet Mody, Pinestar Technology, Inc.
  • Don Bogutski, President and CEO, Diagnostix Plus, Inc.
  • Dr. Stanley Goldsmith, MD, Director - Emeritus and Professor of Radiology & Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • David Band, CEO, Advanced Imaging Systems, Inc.


If you knew Jamie, I hope you will share your memories with us in the comments below. For another tribute to Jamie's legacy, click here.

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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.

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Lawrence Smith

Jamie Reiss

February 18, 2021 12:23

I always enjoyed talking with Jamie and visiting with his wonderful team at Biodex. He will be missed. Thanks for this memoriam.

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Don Bogutski

re: Jamie Reiss

February 26, 2021 10:05

Jamie was as generous as he was humorous. For those who knew and worked with Biodex as distributors, he made us feel like family. It was evident that the unique warm and caring relationship between manufacturer and independent representatives came from the top. Jamie will be missed. His example as a people manager will live on>

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