Speaker Date Topic
Past RI President Gary Huang Jan 22, 2021 7:00 PM
History of Rotary in Taiwan and global perspectives.

Rotary Club of Saratoga is delighted to host a conversation with Gary Huang, Past-President of Rotary International. We invite all Rotarians and guests. Please register and submit questions in advance.

Registration details can be found here.

Font72 Feb 12, 2021

Font72 plays mostly classic rock/light rock covers inspired by the music we heard growing up in India & USA. Their repertoire ranges from Black Sabbath to Moody Blues to The Beatles supported with Rock ‘n’ Roll and occasional forays into the 21st century! The lineup features vocals, guitars, drums, bass, & keys. Check out facebook.com/font72 for details & media.


Brian is the frontman for Font72, leading with vocals and rhythm guitar. Since college Brian has been performing on stage, where he was the frontman and founder of a classic rock cover band called Oasis. Appearing regularly at campus events, Oasis did covers of songs from Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Queen, Beatles Eric Clapton and many more. Font72, a classic rock cover band, has performed at various Art and Wine Festivals in the SF Bay Area.

Ranjit plays keyboards. A musically inclined bartender once told him "You look like someone who would play The Doors". No comments were made regarding ability. He's been involved with synths and software since the days of Moog and Apple II and ensures that the 70s are well represented in Font72 set lists.

Rajeev is ready to do vocals, and play guitar, percussion, harmonica, or mandolin for Font72 when the need arises. In high school in Calcutta, he was part of a four-person instrumental group (a band with no name) in which he played drums. In undergrad, he played acoustic guitar and sang in a folk music trio called Table Salt, that played at various restaurants and events. He is a big Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, REM, Beatles, Bob Marley fan, and likes to play all types of music from progressive rock to pop/dance to bluegrass.

Duran N Yetkinler, MD, Ph.D. Feb 19, 2021
3D Printing of Bones
3D Printing of Bones

Dr. Yetkinler has worked and established several orthopaedic device companies throughout his career. He has more than 25 years of industrial experience in medical device development is currently co-founder and CEO of 3D Biomaterials LLC, and Pacific Bioceramics, LLC. Prior to his current role, he was the President of Skeletal Kinetics, LLC, a Colson Associate Company and a leading provider of Calcium phosphate-based cement used in orthopaedic fracture repair and reconstruction. 


He also served as the CTO, Vice of President of Regulatory Affairs and Product Development (Skeletal Kinetics), Director of Preclinical and Clinical Research (Arthrocare Corp), and Manager of Orthopaedic Research and Development (Norian Corporation). Outside of his industrial experience, Dr.Yetkinler serves as a faculty member for the San Jose State University Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, and as an advisory board member for the Ohio State University Biomedical Engineering Program, and a reviewer in C-DOCTOR (Center for Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Tissue & Organ Regeneration which is collaboration among UCSF, UCLA, UCDavis, UC Berkeley, USC, City of Hope, and Stanford University. 

He has been also a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma since 2005. Dr. Yetkinler has been a member of ORS since 1997. He is an author of over 50 Abstracts, peer-review publications, and more than 20 patents. Dr. Yetkinler received his MS (Bioinstrumentations and Biosignals) and Ph.D. (Biomaterials and Biomechanics) in Biomedical Engineering from the Ohio State University, and his M.D. from Hacettepe Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. He is married and has one son (23) and one Daughter (21). As a scientist, his research interests are use of Calcium phosphate bone cements, 3D printing of boney parts, and therapeutic roles of stem cells in trauma, spine, sports medicine, total joint arthroplasty, and cranio-maxilofacial fractures and reconstructions.

Dr Yetkinler will be talking about his new enterprise 3D Biomaterials, which the company found an innovative way of printing boney implants for Craniomaxillofacial applications. The implant mimics the host bone in mechanical and structural nature, and is fully biocompatible.