Dr. DeRidder is a board-certified Urologic Surgeon having received his medical training at the University of Michigan Medical School. He was in private clinical practice for twenty-two years, and is a past Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology in the Department of Surgery, at the University of California-Irvine Medical School.
He is past Chairman of the Section of Urology at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. Dr. DeRidder is a Diplomate of The American College of Physician Executives. He was recently recognized as a Certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. He has been a co-founder and CEO of several specialty management organizations, and was a co-founder and Board member of Urotherapies, Inc.; a nationally based single specialty management group dedicated to the enhancement of urologic specialty care.
Dr. DeRidder, has been an Advisory Board Member for Nextphase, a company providing web-based clinical trial management and process optimization solutions. He is a previous member of the Board of Directors of We2 (Women Executives and Entrepreneurs) and past member of the Board of Advisors for Dexteus, Inc. a medical device development company. Dr. DeRidder is also a member of the Board of Advisors for Venture Farm, an incubator for early-stage companies. Dr. DeRidder is a past Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Sino-American Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA). He is a past member of the Board of Directors. Compensation Committee for Numira, Inc., a specialty R&D tools company for drug development. Dr. DeRidder was Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Orange Coast Medical Ventures Incubator, a public benefit initiative for the University of California, Irvine. Dr. DeRidder also holds several patents on various medical devices.
Dr. DeRidder was a charter member of the University of California, Irvine, Healthcare Executive MBA program, and completed his MBA in November, 1997. He is a past member of the Tech Coast Angels, for seventeen years. TCA is Southern California group of investors in early stage companies. . Dr. DeRidder completed the Director’s Training Program at the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson Graduate School of Management and the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. He is a member of the American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth Organization. Dr. DeRidder is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Corporate Partners Program at the University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business and past member of the Executive Committee and Charter Member of the Business School’s Dean’s Leadership Circle.