Meet University City Science Center’s First Chief Medical Affairs Officer

By Paige Gross & Atiya Irvin-Mitchell

As the University City Science Center has evolved toward supporting commercialization in the healthcare sector, the organization has created a new role — chief medical affairs officer — and hired healthcare leader Kevin Baumlin.

Baumlin spent three decades in the healthcare field, mostly as a clinician and a professor. His new goal is to help the Science Center’s startups learn about the United States’ healthcare system. He began working with the Science Center a few months back as a consultant after he ran in the 2022 race for US Senate.

“I have a thorough understanding of how decisions are made, ” he told “It surprises me that not many Americans know about the system. It’s confusing to outsiders and insiders.”