Dr. Jack Kavanaugh: A Visionary Doctor, Businessman, and Philanthropist


To achieve success, it requires hard work, persistence, and dedication. These are the attributes that help a person in earning fame, reputation, and goodwill in life. Dr. Jack Kavanaugh is one such successful personality in the medical field who has made a mark in this industry with his perseverance, skill, and knowledge.

Dr. Jack Kavanaugh is not only a celebrated doctor but a world-famous businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has dedicated his life to the service of people. He started his professional career as a successful dentist after completing D.D.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles. However, things went spiraling out of control when he met with a skiing accident that left his neck and legs severely injured and put an end to his set practice.

Not to be subdued by such an unfortunate turn of events, Dr. Jack Kavanaugh focused on getting an MBA degree. He completed it from the University of California, Los Angeles, and started working in mergers and acquisitions. Later on, he co-founded the International Strategy Consulting Group in 1984.

Though he had established a stable and secured career in private equity, his ambition could not be curbed. He enrolled at the University of Southern California and completed his M.D. degree. Post that, he did his surgical residency, from Jules Stein Institute under the University of California, Los Angeles.

With his super innovative ideas and exemplary leadership qualities, he nurtured and developed several businesses. This includes Tech Team Global where under his guidance and supervision as a member of the Board, the public share prices surged from an initial cost of 11 cents to around $33 per share.In 2000, he arranged the first board meeting for Calhoun Vision, Inc., a biotechnology firm that introduced the first light adjustable intraocular lens. He served as both a board member and chairman of this company.

In 2008, he established ZetaRx Biosciences, Inc., a notable company in the field of immunotherapy that treats cancer. He is also a co-founder of Novonco Therapeutics, Inc., an enterprise delivering excellent results in epigenetics and other platforms of therapeutic research. Over the years, he has also founded and led several organizations that have created the next-generation medical treatments.His outstanding management skills and exceptional organizational supervision have resulted in thriving success for several firms.

Dr. Jack Kavanaugh and his wife Leslie are famous for their philanthropic activities that include supporting numerous charitable efforts based in and around Los Angeles. They are actively associated with the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. Apart from this, they are also actively involved in other charitable efforts, like The Virginia Robinson Gardens, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and The Art of Elysium.