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PhenoTips Announces Appointment of Dr. Pawel Buczkowicz As New CEO

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Toronto, Canada: PhenoTips announces the appointment of Dr. Pawel Buczkowicz as Chief Executive Officer. This decision follows Dr. Orion Buske stepping down from the position of CEO, a role he has held since 2018, and returning in a senior leadership role in the coming months. The Canada-based software company and producer of the world’s first Genomic Health Record will see Dr. Buczkowicz take over the role of CEO and further the company’s trajectory towards widespread adoption, enabling global digital data unification and standardization in genomic medicine.

Dr. Buczkowicz brings over 16 years of relevant experience to the position, having previously held the title of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Scientific and Medical Affairs at PhenoTips. As the first employee and core founding member of the company, Pawel played an instrumental role in the company’s growth and successes to-date, which include commercial expansion and implementation of PhenoTips’ software across leading hospitals, health systems, and academic institutions worldwide, graduation from the 2020 Health cohort of the Creative Destruction Lab, and raising Seed-capital to accelerate the growth of the business.

“Dr. Pawel Buczkowicz has been with PhenoTips since its inception and has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of the company. With his intimate knowledge of PhenoTips and his unique expertise at the intersection of business, medical research, and genomics, I can think of no one better than Pawel to lead PhenoTips into the next stage of growth," said Dr. Michael Brudno, PhenoTips Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board.

Previous to his experience at PhenoTips, Dr. Buczkowicz was a genetics researcher at The Hospital for Sick Children, where his passion and determination to improve the lives of patients with genetic disorders began. With a strong sense of empathy towards the clinicians and healthcare professionals that depend on PhenoTips and a deep understanding of the software, operations, and business, Pawel will continue to propel PhenoTips' mission, empowering doctors to provide personalized care to patients and supporting researchers to discover breakthroughs in genetics through technologies that make clinical data standardized, usable, shareable, and interoperable.

“I am proud of the team and product we've built at PhenoTips, and Pawel has been by my side every step of this journey. Pawel has the skills and leadership to take the company to the next level, and his appointment as CEO provides a smooth transition for our customers, stakeholders, and team,” said Dr. Orion Buske, PhenoTips’ departing CEO.

“On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Orion for his incredible leadership and unrelenting dedication to PhenoTips over the last five years. I also want to thank the Board for their confidence in my ability to lead the company into this next phase, building on past successes and working towards a future with many more,” said CEO, Dr. Pawel Buczkowicz.

About PhenoTips: PhenoTips’ Genomic Health Record is the leading software solution for medical genetics. Founded in 2014 out of a research project at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto, PhenoTips’ software addresses the challenges commonly faced in medical genetics with a single solution, while preparing clinics for the proliferation of genetic testing into mainstream healthcare. PhenoTips’ solutions support multiple Canadian provincial health authorities, UK NHS Trusts, leading hospitals in the USA, and genetics industry leaders. Learn more about PhenoTips at