Healthcare >> Analyst Interviews >> April 11, 2005


WILLIAM J. PLOVANIC is a managing director and senior research analyst at First Albany Capital, covering medical technology. Mr. Plovanic joined First Albany Capital in March 2001, after serving as a research analyst covering medical devices and products at PMG Capital. Prior to PMG, he was the director of research for the Capital Markets Division of LaSalle St. Securities, Inc. in Chicago, where he was responsible for management of the research department, in addition to coverage of the small cap healthcare technology and biotechnology industries. He began his career as a diversified healthcare analyst with Madison Securities, Inc., in Chicago. In 2003 and 2004 Mr. Plovanic was selected as a Wall Street Journal 'All Star' Analyst in the medical device sector and was named the number one ranked analyst by Starmine for stock picking and performance in the medical technology sector for 2002. He graduated from Bradley University with a BS in Finance. He is a CFA charter holder and is a member of both the Association for Investment Management and Research and the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago. sector - medical devices Profile
TWST: Bill, let's start with a quick overview of your coverage.

Mr. Plovanic: I cover orthopedics, neurotechnology and general surgery.

My orthopedics coverage list is probably the largest on