NICK A. DEETER
Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO
As CEO and Co-Founder of WishBone Medical, Nick Deeter brings more than 40 years of business leadership and healthcare industry experience. Prior to starting WishBone Medical, he founded OrthoPediatrics, Corp., the first orthopedic company to focus solely on pediatric orthopedics. Mr. Deeter’s distinguished orthopedic and medical device career began at Zimmer, Inc. and includes more than three decades of executive leadership positions for other well-respected medical organizations.
Prior to OrthoPediatrics, Mr. Deeter spent seven years with DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson company, where he was responsible for healthcare compliance administration, medical affairs, and Orthogenesis (custom devices). This included managing surgeon relationships, product engineering, production, marketing of custom implants, and limb preservation products. He also served as Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO of ViAtro, Corp., a medical device company specializing in infection control products; Vice President of University Technology, Inc. at Case Western Reserve University, managing the technology transfer process of more than $100 million dollars per year of medical research; and President of Medical Ventures Ltd., a venture capital firm that initially funded STERIS Corp. Additionally, he managed the orthopedic and respiratory products at Invacare Corporation, the world leader in durable medical equipment.Mr. Deeter has been recognized twice by the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce as the “Entrepreneur of the Year”. He was further recognized as the E&Y Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020 and was also named by OrthoStream as the “Undisputed Pioneer of Pediatric Orthopedics” and “Mr. Orthopedics” by Orthopedics This Week. Mr. Deeter earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. He was the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cardinal Services, Inc., which strives to be the premier provider of services to people with disabilities. He was also a Member of the Board of Trustees at Howe Military Academy in Howe, Indiana. Lastly, Mr. Deeter is a Master Mason and Member of Shriners International, the world’s largest philanthropical organization, supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children.