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William Whitaker

William Whitaker is a co-founder of Artio Medical and previously co-founded Flow Forward Medical, Novita Therapeutics, and Proteon Therapeutics (PRTO) where he served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Director. He helped raise more than $120 million in capital and grants for the various companies. Prior to this, Whitaker was a Partner at two law firms before forming his own practice. He had a diverse career practicing in such areas

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Blaise Baxter, MD

Dr. Blaise Baxter is a Neuro and Peripheral Interventional Radiologist. He recently served as Chief/Chair of the Radiology Department at Erlanger Health System. Dr. Baxter is currently a Special Government Employee for the Neurological Devices Panel for the FDA Medical Devices Advisory Committee. In addition, Dr. Baxter is the immediate Past-President of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS). He is also an Executive Committee Member of American Society of NeuroRadiology

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Joshua Hirsch, MD

Dr. Joshua Hirsch is an Interventional Neuroradiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the Vice Chair of Procedural Services,  Service Line Chief of Interventional NeuroRadiology, Chief of NeuroInterventional Spine Service, and has his academic appointment at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hirsch is a past president of both the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).  Dr. Hirsch is the President Elect of the

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Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz is the founder of Open Prairie and is responsible for the management of four private equity funds with investments in innovative technologies spanning medical devices, agriculture/food and information systems. Funds invested by Open Prairie have resulted in two successful IPOs and created over 4,000 jobs across 40 portfolio investments. In addition to being a member of the Artio board of directors, Jim has been an active board member

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F. Nicholas Franano, MD

Nicholas Franano, MD, is a physician, scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He is President and CEO of Artio Medical, and a co-founder. Dr. Franano is an experienced entrepreneur, founding several companies including Artio Medical, Flow Forward Medical, Novita Therapeutics, and Proteon Therapeutics (NYSE: PRTO). Dr. Franano has held positions of President, CEO, and CSO at these companies, which have raised collectively over $120 million in capital and grants. Before Proteon, Dr.

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Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin is Director of Marketing and Operations at Artio Medical. Jennifer is an experienced marketing professional in neurovascular market. Previously, Jennifer was a Global Product Manager at Stryker Neurovascular where she commercialized and managed several products for the treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. She was also a Business Development consultant for a promising start-up addressing Alzheimer’s disease. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiology from Harvard University.

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Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore is Senior Program Director at Artio. Ryan joins the team with over 15 years of medical device experience in various roles including R&D, Clinical Sciences, and Program Management. Most recently Ryan was with Confluent Medical where he led the implementation of their project management system and also managed several Product Development programs from concept feasibility to high-volume production. Prior to this, he was a Senior R&D Engineer and

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Vera Shinsky

Vera Shinsky is the Senior Director of Technology at Artio Medical. She brings extensive medical device engineering experience to the team from a career focused in the neurovascular space. Prior to joining Artio, Vera was Director of Technology at Route 92 Medical/Highway 1 Medical, leading and participating in all aspects of product development. Prior to Route 92, she was Project Manager at Medina Medical and instrumental in the integrating and

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Melissa Viotti

Melissa Viotti is Senior Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Artio Medical. She has over 20 years of Quality and Regulatory experience in medical devices. Prior to Artio, Melissa successfully implemented quality and regulatory systems for the launch of the LATERA® Absorbable Nasal Implant for Spirox, later acquired by Entellus Medical and then Stryker. Melissa held similar positions on Quality teams for Nuelle Inc, Neodyne Biosciences, Vibrynt Inc,

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