Presenter: Steve Ness, D.O.
Dr. Ness is a member of the Medical and Scientific Affairs team at Beckman Coulter. Dr. Ness graduated from Norwich University Military College of Vermont with a B.S. in Biology. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He attended medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a pediatric internship at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA. Dr. Ness was the Regimental Surgeon for the 11th Marine Regiment based at Camp Pendleton, CA, where he had 5 Navy physicians under his direction and 3,000 active-duty Marines under his medical care. After completing a tour of duty in Iraq as a Navy physician, he held senior marketing and scientific affairs positions in diagnostic companies and reference laboratories. He also co-founded a veterinary reference laboratory called Veterinary Diagnostics Institute, where he sold the rights of a proprietary canine and feline cardiac biomarker to Idexx Laboratories in Westbrook, Maine.