About Us

Our leadership team is made up of a dedicated group of professionals who blend a wealth of surgical, industry, and technical expertise coupled with business development knowledge that helps us deliver value to the industry.

The COREX Story

Dr. Jim Marino began his career as an orthopedic surgeon, working directly with patients suffering acute and degenerative lower back pain. At the time, the procedure for relieving this was invasive, and commonly led to injury and trauma. Jim saw the opportunity to enhance his patient’s care, and as a result founded his first company, NuVasive. 

As the founder of NuVasive, Dr. Marino developed a method for extracting cancellous bone with less trauma and to help improve patient outcomes.

Jamil Elbanna joined Dr. Marino to turn his vision into a reality, and COREX was born. 

COREX’s Leadership Team

Jim Marino, MD

Founder & Managing Partner

James (Jim) Marino is an orthopedic surgeon and recognized innovator of minimally invasive surgery. In 1997, Dr. Marino founded NuVasive, where he invented and developed highly disruptive spinal technology and procedures that recognized commercial success and ushered in the subspecialty of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS). 

Since founding Trinity Orthopedics in 2004, Dr. Marino has continued to develop and commercialize surgical solutions designed to improve efficiency, reduce procedural costs, and improve patient outcomes.

Jamil Ebanna

President & CEO

Jamil Ebanna originally joined as the Senior Director of Engineering in 2005. Prior to Trinity Orthopedics, he was a mechanical engineer for Dr. Jim Marino at NuVasive.

Jamil assisted in the development and launch of COREX, and now serves as the company’s President and CEO. Jamil holds a Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership from California Miramar University, and a Bachelors of Science in Bioengineering from UC San Diego. 

Tony Gilberti

National Sales Director

Tony Gilberti joined Trinity Orthopedics in 2022 and is the National Sales Director. He brings over 20 years of experience in the field.

Before joining Trinity Orthopedics, Tony developed the first ever Robotic Spine Center of Excellence for Hudson Regional Hospital. Tony earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s Degree from the New York Institute of Technology in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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