Dr. Amun Makani is President of Ascend Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and an advisor of A111. He is a double board-certified orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic sports medicine specialist. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He has served as an advisor to venture capital firms and has advised and invested in numerous early and mid-stage companies.
Dr. Makani graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University and was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society for his achievement in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Makani earned his Doctor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, an honor given to the top of one’s medical school class. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, and fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
He has published numerous articles in scientific journals as well as book chapters and has given podium presentations at international conferences. He was a former team physician for the NFL’s New England Patriots, MLB’s Boston Red Sox, MLS’ New England Revolution, and several colleges.