Ryan J. Grabow, MD
Founder and Inventor
Dr. Grabow is a prominent Orthopedic Surgeon practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Specializing in Hand to Shoudler surgery, Dr. Grabow is an innovator both inside and outside of the operating room. In addition to his orthopedic practice, Dr.Grabow is the founder of SWIS Surgical Video - the Leader in custom designed 3D Printed Point-of-View Surgical Video systems.
Having completed his fellowship training in Manhattan, the Coronavirus crisis and the challenges facing his front line colleagues has been difficult for Dr. Grabow to witness and has moved him to action.
Having recently learned CAD design the month before the pandemic hit, Dr. Grabow went to work to create a resilient and reusable face shield system that would allow his colleagues to wear the same Total Joint Hoods he wears in the OR to provide full face and head protection during close care of Covid-19 patients (intubation, codes, respiratory treatments.) Knowing the likely need for multiple face shields in a day by a single front line warrior, he knew his design needed to be able to have the plastic changed quickly and could use any plastic sheeting donated for the cause. In 48 hrs, the STAY STRONG SHIELD was created!
Inspired by his colleagues tireless service around the world, the shield visor is emblazoned with the same message of hope, grit, and determination exhibited by his front line healthcare colleagues - STAY STRONG!
Being a CAD Designer and 3D printer, Dr. Grabow saw fellow Makers around the world stand up to help create the Montana Mask designed by fellow health care professionals. In this time of crisis individuals around the world have answered the call and volunteered their time, talents, and energy to fight this battle against the Coronavirus through their own passion and desire to help - the Battle Born Maker Corps arose!
Dr. Grabow is calling on all Makers who are still in the fight and those who have a desire to start - to join the Battle Born Maker Corps - download the printing files - and help send STAY STRONG SHIELDS to our healthcare warriors everywhere!
Together, our efforts send the same message around the world:
DIG IN, STAY STRONG - WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK!
Michael Stukas grew up here in Las Vegas and is one of our UNLV graduates who has stayed in town to serve our community. With a deep interest in mechanics, technical design, and emerging technology he founded 3D Popup Prints - a premiere 3D printing - design, development, and production house in Las Vegas specializing in creating and developing 3D designs to enable high volume and precision 3D prints.
Having developed a deep interest in medicine after life saving surgery, Michael set out on the path to become a Physician Assistant. As fate would have it, Dr. Grabow hired 3D Popup Prints to work with his company SWIS Surgical Video and started working with Michael in January.
After learning of his interest in becoming a PA, and seeing his incredible work ethic and passion for the profession, Dr. Grabow hired Michael to work as a scribe in his practice and trained him to be a medical assistant. Intelligent, outgoing, and hard working Michael has quickly become an incredible asset to the Grabow Hand to Shoulder Center and is well on his way to becoming an outstanding Physician's Assistant.
After Dr. Grabow showed Michael his design for the Stay Strong Shield, Michael immediately saw the benefit of the resilient and reusable design and the ability to use the total joint hood without a total joint helmet. He joined the effort full force to serve as the Lead Engineer in coordinating the 3D printing and production efforts of Stay Strong Shield and the Battle Born Maker Corps.
Material Support & Logistics
Matthew and his father, Dave, have been serving Henderson and Valley residents for years with their two UPS Stores (Henderson down the street from the St. Rose Siena Hospital and one right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center).
Far more than just shipping, Matthew prides himself on providing his clients a one stop shop and solutions center for everyone from home based businesses to exhibitors for conventions. In addition to shipping and logistics they provide all forms of printing from business cards to large banners and posters.
After talking with Dr. Grabow about his Stay Strong Shield and his need to find an easily sourced plastic sheeting to arm our front line front line warriors, Matthew went into action trying all the options he had at his disposal, ultimately finding report covers as a durable and easily sourced solution.
Matthew volunteered his entire stock for use by the front line healthcare warriors of Henderson and Las Vegas and set to work on the logistics of shipping Stay Strong Shields throughout the country from any UPS store at a special rate for the Battle Born Maker Corps throughout the country. He suggested that if members of the corps in smaller towns or communities already outfitted their local front line warriors, they could keep printing and just drop them off at their local UPS Store to be shipped at a special rate to hospitals still in need anywhere in the country. We are still waiting to hear back from other UPS Store franchisees and UPS corporate but if they see how Matthew and his local UPS team at Store #3626 stood up to answer the call and support our front line warriors, we hope they will as well.
A talented and dedicated group of organizations committed to helping the Henderson and Las Vegas communities and the world at large.
SWIS Surgical Video
SWIS Surgical Video provides industry leading SEE WHAT I SEE innovative video solutions for all surgery, skills lab, and office based video needs. Their comprehensive product line of surgical and clinical video equipment provides medical professionals "game changing solutions" for capturing and sharing professional clinical video.
Grabow Hand to Shoulder
Grabow Hand to Shoulder Center is a leader in providing comprehensive care of the shoulder to fingertips including Total Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Tendon and Nerve Repair, and Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Many patients are even able to be treated in the office with numbing medication and no sedation.
3D Popup Prints
3D Popup prints, a premiere 3D printing - design, development, and production house in Las Vegas specializes in creating and developing 3D designs to enable high volume and precision prints.
Whether you have a detailed plan or just and idea on a napkin, 3D Popup prints can make your dream a reality!