Spotlight: Eric Chehab, Ph.D., Ferolyn Fellow

Seemingly intractable issues often have simple, elegant solutions when approached with creativity. That’s what Eric Chehab, Ph.D., has found in his work designing products that solve problems in neonatal care.

As the newest addition to the Ferolyn Fellowship class, he has already attained notable accomplishments in his young career, including co-founding and spearheading Novonate.

Q&A with Mike Mussallem, Chairman and CEO of Edwards Lifesciences

Edwards Lifesciences’ first and only chairman and CEO, Mike Mussallem, is the leading force behind the company’s success and committed culture of giving back to global communities.

Widely recognized as being at the forefront of patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, the company has seen its value jump 4,000 percent and employment double to more than 13,000 in the past 18 years,

Raydiant Oximetry Raises Series A Funding; Graduates from Fogarty Institute

Raydiant Oximetry, a Fogarty Institute company that is developing an innovative fetal monitor to improve outcomes for mothers and babies during childbirth, has closed a $5.6 million Series A funding round led by VCapital. It follows on the heels of a recent string of funding rounds, grants and an exit by fellow Fogarty companies Enspectra

Institute’s Partnership with the FDA Enhances Relationships On Both Sides

Since its inception four years ago, the Fogarty Institute’s FDA Fellowship program has blossomed into a successful, ongoing partnership that is being lauded on both sides for enhancing the understanding, communication and collaboration between entrepreneurs and regulators. To date, the Institute has hosted 41 Fellows in addition to FDA scientists and department heads.

The relationship has proven to be beneficial for both sides: The FDA better understands the challenges inherent in device development,

Q&A with Vincent Gaudiani, MD, Cardiac Surgeon at PCCSV

With more than 10,000 heart operations under his belt, Dr. Vincent Gaudiani is one of the most prolific practitioners in cardiovascular surgery. His early career followed a similar path as Dr. Fogarty’s, and the two later met at Stanford and have been colleagues and steadfast friends ever since.

Dr. Gaudiani received his bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University,

EchoPixel Launches Intraoperative Device; Targets Structural Heart Disease

EchoPixel’s revolutionary technology is rapidly gaining adoption, having already been implemented by over 20 percent of the congenital heart defect programs in the U.S. and used extensively in complex, life-saving surgeries. It has played an essential role in several high-profile cases and has proven successful in both open surgery and interventional procedures.

Past Lefteroff Interns Thrive Post Program

The Lefteroff internship program, with its focus on mentorship and education, is a true reflection of the ideals of the Fogarty Institute. Each year, we are honored to host these bright young minds as they explore the potential for a career in the life sciences. The graduates represent an important legacy, which is why we are always keen to follow their progress.

Spotlight: Maria Artunduaga, MD, MPH, MTM, Ferolyn Fellow

When her beloved grandmother died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition that obstructs breathing, Maria Artunduaga, MD, MPH, MTM, realized it was an area that needed attention. That incident became a turning point in her training, leading her to the next phase of what has already been a highly accomplished career.

Q&A with Deborah Kilpatrick, Ph.D., CEO of Evidation Health; Ferolyn Fellowship Advisory Board Member

If you want a snapshot of Deborah (Deb) Kilpatrick’s storied career, you need look no further than the numerous accolades she has amassed. As just a sampling, she has been named on lists such as MM&M’s Top 40 Healthcare Transformers, FierceMedicalDevices’ Top Women in Medical Devices, Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women Engineers,

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