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Alexander Grunewald



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Alexander Grunewald

Business Technology Leader

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Why I'm a JPAL

On the one hand, I'm very keen on learning new innovation. On the other hand, I'm a passionate coach and mentor and love to engage with startup companies.


Dr. Grunewald leads JNJ efforts to engage hospitals around digital surgery to improve patient outcomes and OR efficiency. His work in digital surgery includes the acquisitions of SPI in Germany and C-SATS in the USA. Alexander began his career in academia, first as a senior postdoctoral scholar in neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology and then as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He published numerous research articles, led a visual neurophysiology research team, and taught neuroscience to undergraduate and graduate students. He then transitioned into industry where he led strategy projects for healthcare companies as a health care leader at McKinsey in Los Angeles. From there he joined DestinationRx, a healthcare IT company. Before joining Johnson & Johnson he was a leader in corporate strategy and business development at McKesson. Alexander has a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience from Boston University and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from King’s College in London, England.


"There is no rest, until the end."

- Klaus Mann

Fun fact:

I'm a passionate rower