Dr. Martin Leon Accepts Executive Advisor Role with Corindus Vascular Robotics as External Consultant
Dr. Leon’s experience and knowledge will be crucial to the execution of the company’s roadmap
WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE MKT: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that Martin Leon, MD, one of the preeminent thought leaders in the field of interventional cardiology, has joined the company as an external consultant and executive advisor.
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Dr. Leon is the Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, and an Executive board member of the New York-Presbyterian Heart Valve Center. Dr. Leon is a practicing interventional cardiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). Dr. Leon has been a principal driver in the emergence and success of many technologies, including drug-eluting stents and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
Martin Leon, MD
Dr. Leon has served as principal investigator for over 50 clinical trials that have helped shape the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine, has co-authored over 1,550 publications, has performed over 10,000 interventional procedures, and has had a major impact as a thought-leader and innovator in expanding the sub-specialty of interventional cardiovascular devices and drug therapies. He is Director and founder of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, the world’s premier interventional cardiovascular meeting, which recently celebrated its 26th anniversary.
“Throughout my years as a practicing interventional cardiologist, I have had an opportunity to play a role in the development of a number of critical technologies in the field, which is why I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the growing field of robotics,” said Dr. Leon. “I look forward to working with Mark Toland and the rest of the Corindus team in continuing to drive the future of robotics in the cath lab and helping to establish it as another significant improvement in patient care.”
As an external consultant and executive advisor for Corindus, Dr. Leon will advise the Corindus executive team on technology development, clinical research strategy, and growth strategy including partnerships and alliances. He also will continue in his role as a practicing interventional cardiologist and a leader of CRF.
In making the announcement, Corindus President and CEO Mark Toland said, “We are extremely pleased and honored to formalize our relationship with Dr. Leon. Corindus values the tremendous experience and perspective he brings to his role as an advisor with our company and we look forward to his many contributions to our continued growth. We view the development of robust partnerships with thought leaders such as Dr. Leon as a key part of our future growth strategy.”
About Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc.
Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. is a global technology leader in robotic-assisted vascular interventions. The company’s CorPath System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic-assisted precision to radial coronary, and peripheral procedures. During the procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits at a radiation-shielded workstation to advance stents and guidewires with millimeter-by-millimeter precision. The workstation allows the physician greater control and the freedom from wearing heavy lead protective equipment that causes musculoskeletal injuries. With the CorPath System, Corindus Vascular Robotics brings robotic precision to radial and complex interventional procedures to help optimize clinical outcomes and minimize the costs associated with complications of improper stent placement with manual procedures. Corindus stands behind its product with its unique $1,000 hospital credit “One Stent Program.” For additional information, visit www.corindus.com, and follow @CorindusInc.
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