Founding Team/Clinical Advisors

Chieffo-AlaideAlaide Chieffo, MD
Dr. Chieffo is a full time interventional cardiologist specializing in advanced interventional procedures at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. She is also the Director of Research in Interventional Cardiology at San Raffaele Hospital and she is Scientific Director of the Master in Invasive Cardiology program at the University of Vita e Salute in Milan. Dr. Chieffo has won multiple research awards, authored more than 30 papers, and co-authored over 100 papers.

juan_gJuan Granada, MD
Dr. Granada is an active interventional cardiologist specializing in advanced interventional procedures and is the Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Skirball Center for Cardiovascular Research at the CRF. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Granada has focused on testing new emerging technologies and has been the leading investigator of technologies such as Cardiac imaging, new Endovascular therapies and tissue regeneration.

matteoMatteo Montorfano, MD
Dr. Montorfano is a full time interventional cardiologist specializing in advanced interventional procedures in both cardiovascular and structural heart disease. He is also the cath lab Director at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy.

thierry_thaureThierry Thaure
Mr. Thaure is a senior executive with 30 years experience with medical devices as an entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer. He demonstrated success in building businesses with disruptive technologies and driving their market expansion. Mr. Thaure played a key role in companies such as Origin MedSystems, Intuitive Surgical, Accuray, and EndoGastric Solutions. He has extensive experience in cardiac surgery and the early phase of angioplasty. Mr. Thaure has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Kellogg’s Graduate School of Business.