FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MAKO Surgical Corp. (Nasdaq:MAKO), a medical device company that markets its RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic surgical platform, MAKOplasty® joint specific applications and proprietary RESTORIS® implants that together enable orthopedic surgeons to consistently, reproducibly and precisely treat patient specific osteoarthritic disease, today announced that Scott D. Flora and Jonathan T. "Jack" Lord, M.D. have joined the Company's Board of Directors. "Scott and Jack are exciting additions to the MAKO Board," said Charles W. Federico, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "Both bring substantial strategic value to the board based on their experience and prior successes, and we look forward to their contributions at MAKO." Mr. Flora is currently the President, Chief Executive Office and a director of OmniGuide Inc., a medical device company. He served as the Global Business Unit President for the surgical device division of Covidien plc, a global healthcare products company, from November 2006 until June 2011. From 1994 through 2006, Mr. Flora served in numerous positions at Smith & Nephew plc, a global medical technology company, including President and General Manager of the orthopedics reconstruction division, General Manager of the trauma and clinical therapies divisions, Senior Vice President of United States and Europe, Senior Vice President of Smith & Nephew Healthcare, and Senior Vice President of the orthopedics division. From September 2011 until January 2013, Mr. Flora served on the board of directors of Tengion, a regenerative medicine company focused on discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing a range of neo organs. Mr. Flora received a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Millikin University and has participated in professional development programs at Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Kellogg School of Management, INSEAD, and Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Lord is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dexcom, Inc., a medical device company. He recently completed an assignment as Chief Operating Officer of the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth-University of Miami Health System, and is currently a Professor of Clinical Pathology. Dr. Lord served as the Chief Innovation Officer of the University of Miami from September 2011 to March 2012 and as the Chief Executive Officer of Navigenics, a personal genomics company, from May 2009 to December 2009. Prior to that, he was the Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of Humana, an insurance products and health and wellness services company, from 2000 to 2009. Dr. Lord is a board-certified forensic pathologist who began his medical career in the U.S. Navy and later served as chief operating officer of the American Hospital Association and several biotech companies. Dr. Lord also serves or has served as a member of a number of boards and organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee to the Director, the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, which advises the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. In addition to currently serving as the Chairman of Dexcom, Inc., Dr. Lord also serves as a Director at Stericycle, Inc. and Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., and serves on advisory board roles for Serco PLC (UK), Anthelio Health and Third Rock Ventures, LLC. He has earned certificates in Governance and Audit from the Harvard Business School. Dr. Lord received an M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine and a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Miami.