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Surgical Innovations Grand Rounds

October 2017 Innovations Grand Rounds
Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 - 8:00AM
Toland Hall, 533 Parnassus, Room U-142 (map)
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Building Upon a Legacy of Innovation


Andrew Cleeland
CEO, Fogarty Institute for Innovation
Vice President & General Manager, TMVR, Medtronic
Vice Chairman, The Foundry


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Andrew Cleeland is CEO of The Fogarty Institute for Innovation, Vice President and General Manager of Medtronic’s Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Venture, and Vice Chairman of The Foundry. Previously, he was President and CEO of two medtech start-ups: Twelve, Inc. and Ardian, Inc. which were both acquired by Medtronic in 2015 and 2011 respectively. Mr. Cleeland began his journey into the medical device space at the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration followed by Telectronics Pacing Systems and Baxter Healthcare before moving to start-ups.

The Fogarty Institute for Innovation is a non-profit educational medtech incubator operating on the campus of El Camino Hospital that helps early-stage medical companies transform their ideas into medical products. As an incubator, the Institute provides laboratory and engineering workspace, research and development resources, financial aid, education and most importantly, mentoring to early-stage innovators. Since 2007, the nonprofit has worked with 20 startups, so far resulting in 5 spin-offs or “graduates”.