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, Diabetes Research Institute and Cell Transplant Program
University of Miami
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
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
Barry T. Katzen, M.D.
Camillo Ricordi, M.D
Doris A. Taylor, Ph.D
Dr. Christopher M. O’Connor
Dr. Peter Merrifield
Edward Diethrich, M.D
Eric Crumpler, Ph.D.
Ernst Schwarz, M.D.
Felipe Prósper, Ph.D.
Harold Ott, M.D., Ph.D.
James Margolis, M.D.
Joel Aronowitz, M.D.
Juan C. Chachques, M.D., Ph.D.
Keith March, M.D., Ph.D
Marc Penn, M.D., Ph.D.
Miranda Grounds, Ph.D.
Nicholas S. Peters, M.D., Ph.D.
Race L. Kao, Ph.D.
Richard Heuser, M.D.
Robert S. Schwartz, M.D.
Robert Van Tassel, M.D.
Samuel S. Ahn, M.D., MBA
Stephen G. Ellis, M.D.
Stephen Ramee, M.D.Syde A. Taheri, M.D.
Dr. Robert Kellar – U of Northern Arizona
Dr. Dayu Teng – UC San Diego
Dr. Barry Greenberg – UC San Diego Heart Failure
Dr. Javier Lopez – Regenerative Medicine Institute Mexico
Dr. Thomas Ichim – Batu Biologics
Kristin Comella – Weston, Florida
Dr. Eric Duckers – Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dr. Warren Sherman – Former Columbia University
Dr. Samuel Ahn – Former UCLA Vascular Surgery
Dr. Jorge Genovese – University of Buenos Aires, former University of Utah
Dr. Amit Patel – University of Utah
Dr. Dinesh Patel – Utah
Dr. Harrison Lazarus – Utah
Dr. Stuart Williams – University of Louiville
Dr. Nicholas Chronos – University of Georgia
Dr. Santosh Kesari – UC San Diego Brain Institute, John Wayne Cancer Institute Santa Monica
Dr. Jacob Cynamon – Montefiore Medical Center New York Interventional Radiology