Our BoardCommNexus is a non-profit organization that is member supported. We rely on the sponsorship of industry companies, along with the participation of individuals from our community, to assist us in helping the San Diego technology community. Our Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from our sponsor companies and industry advisors.
At the heart of EvoNexus is a driven team working tirelessly to ensure EvoNexus provides startups with the support and opportunities needed to prosper and pioneer the future of technology.
Dr. Jon Wilensky
EvoNexus San Diego Committee
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Jon Wilensky, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, was born and raised in New York City. He attended The Stuyvesant High School, the premier public science high school in the country, confirming his lifelong desire to be a surgeon.
At 17, Wilensky was 1 of just 9 high school seniors across the nation invited to attend both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Michigan as part of the 7-Year Integrated BS-MD program.
At 24, Wilensky completed his MD degree, matching into the Integrated Plastic Surgery residency program at the University of Michigan, regarded by many as the foremost 6-year post-MD plastic surgical training program in the country.
At 30, Wilensky entered his private practice of Plastic Surgery serving the people of San Diego.
Now 40, Dr. Wilensky is Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) Health System, entrenched in the emerging world of implantable biotechnology and cellular therapeutics.
Implantable sensors, such as the one he is working on with GlySens, provide continuous glucose monitoring to diabetic patients, wirelessly, every 3 minutes. Implantable cell therapy/device combinations, such as the one he is working on with ViaCyte, contain infinitely reproducible pancreatic cells that secrete insulin. He is the lead surgeon on both of these clinical trials.
Recently, Dr. Wilensky combined his skills with Hollywood special effects / make-up artist to construct a new ear for a woman disfigured in an auto accident. See ABC News video link HERE.
Dr. Wilensky enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters (ages 8 and 11). An avid outdoorsman, Wilensky has climbed Mt. Shasta twice, Mt. Rainier, and completed a grueling 24-hour endurance walk across-and-back the Grand Canyon four times.