The Company’s medical advisors – Drs. Susheel Kodali (Interventional Cardiologist) and Mathew Williams (Heart Surgeon & Interventional Cardiologist) – are among the most experienced TAVI physicians in the U.S. having each performed over 1,000 procedures.
They performed multiple sheep implants of Optimum TAV and are helping the Company develop its delivery catheter.
Susheel Kodali, MD
Dr. Kodali is an Interventional Cardiologist, and recognized authority on percutaneous heart valves. He has been one of the investigators on the PARTNER Trial, the first randomized U.S. clinical trial of a transcatheter aortic valve, since it began in 2007 and has worked with TAVs since 2005. Dr. Kodali is Director of the Columbia Heart Valve Center in New York City. He has done significant research on valvular heart disease and specializes in adult interventional cardiology and percutaneous valve therapies. He has authored numerous publications on transcatheter valve therapy. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Kodali holds an M.D. from the University of California (Los Angeles) and a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University. He also completed graduate medical training in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease at the University of California (San Francisco).
Mathew Williams, MD
Dr. Williams is the first U.S. physician to have joint training and appointments in both Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, and is a recognized authority on percutaneous heart valves. He serves as Chief of the Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Program, and Director of Interventional Cardiology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Williams holds an M.D. and a B.A. from Columbia University. He also completed graduate medical training in general surgery at the University of California (Los Angeles) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, as well as Cardiothoracic Surgery and Interventional Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.