Launch-X Accelerator

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board

Chairman – Dr. William Abraham, Chief of Heart Failure, Ohio State University
Barry T. Katzen, M.D. – Director Miami Vascular Institute    Interventionist and endovascular
Camillo Ricordi, M.D – Director U of Miami Stem Cell Research    Preclinical research and cell culturing
Doris A. Taylor, Ph.D. – Director Cardio Stem Cell Research Texas Heart Institute    Preclinical research and cell culturing
Dr. Christopher M. O’Connor – Chief Heart Failure Duke University    Congestive heart failure and ischemic heart disease
Dr. Sergio Pinski – Chief Electrophysiology Cleveland Clinic Florida    Cardiology and electrophysiology
Edward Diethrich, M.D. – Former Director Arizona Heart Institute    Cardiac surgery and endovascular specialist
Eric Crumpler, Ph.D. – Florida International University Researcher    Preclinical research
Felipe Prósper, Ph.D. – University of Pamplona Spain Director Stem Cell Research    Preclinical Research
George J. Magovern, M.D. – Chief Cardiac Surgery Pittsburgh Allegheny     Cardiac surgery
Harold Ott, M.D., Ph.D. – Harvard University Stem Cell Researcher    Preclinical research
Richard Heuser, M.D. – Director Phoenix Heart Institute    Interventional cardiology
Robert S. Schwartz, M.D. – University of Minnesota Cardiovascular Reseach    Preclinical research
Robert Van Tassel, M.D. – Cardiologist Minneapolis Heart Institute    Interventional cardiology
Samuel S. Ahn, M.D., MBA – Former Director UCLA Endovascular Program     Endovascular specialist
Stephen G. Ellis, M.D. – Director Cath Lab Cleveland Clinica    Interventional cardiology
Stephen Ramee, M.D. – Director Cardiology Oschner Clinic    Interventional Cardiology
Stuart Williams, Ph.D. – U of Louisville Cardiovascular Research    Preclinical Research
Syde A. Taheri, M.D. – Inventor with over 40 patents     Preclinical Research
Warren Sherman, M.D., FACC – Director Cath Lab Columbia University     Interventional cardiology
Wendell King – Inventor Biological Pacemaker            Preclinical research
James Margolis, M.D. – Director Miami Heart Institute    Interventional cardiology
Jorge Genovese, M.D. – Leading researcher electrical stimulation for stem cell repair    Preclinical research
Juan C. Chachques, M.D., Ph.D. – Leading researcher electrical stimulation for stem cell repair    Preclinical research
Keith March, M.D., Ph.D – Chairman Cell Therapy Foundation    Preclinical research
Marc Penn, M.D., Ph.D. – Researcher Cleveland Clinic    Preclinical Research
Miranda Grounds, Ph.D. – Leading Australian stem cell scientist.    Preclinical research
Nicholas S. Peters, M.D., Ph.D. – EP St. Peters Hospital London    Electrophysiology
Nicolas Chronos, M.D., MRCP, FACC, FESC, FAHA – St. Josephs Atlanta Cardiology     Interventional cardiology
Race L. Kao, Ph.D.  – Leading stem cell scientist for heart failure treatment
Ernst Schwarz, M.D.  – Heart Failure Cedars Sinai and Private
Mark Cunningham, M.D. – Heart Surgery USC
Joel Aronowitz, M.D.   – Cedars Sinai UCLA      Preclinical research and cell-culturing
Barry H. Greenberg, MD   – Professor of Medicine Director, Advance Heart Failure Treatment Program
Dr. Peter Merrifield – Associate Professor Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology