Richard F. Neville, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, George Washington University
Dr. Neville has extensive experience in medical device development focused on investigation of intravascular ultrasound, atherectomy, laser angioplasty, and genetic endothelial seeding of stents. His clinical interests include lower extremity revascularization for limb preservation, wound healing, and dialysis access. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an active member of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the Eastern Vascular Society among others. Dr. Neville is an international lecturer and publisher of over 60 manuscripts and 150 abstracts. Read more
David R. Whittaker, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Dr. Whittaker brings a full spectrum of clinical, innovative and entrepreneurial experience to the advisory board. As a practicing Vascular Surgeon, his clinical expertise spans the breadth of minimally invasive endovascular procedures and open vascular reconstructions. His work in both the private and academic sectors enables a wide-ranging perspective on clinical and economic factors that affect patient care and medical device development. A Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is an active contributor to medical research and clinical practice guidelines with numerous publications, textbook chapters and presentations to his name. Furthermore, as a consultant for Navis Medical and Whittaker Solutions, Dr. Whittaker has experience at every stage of device development from manufacturing considerations to regulatory and intellectual property management. He has guided the way from concept to market on various products. Finally, his work as a consultant for Elm Street Ventures in New Haven, CT has afforded him the opportunity to fully understand the critical relationships that are established between investors and entrepreneurs. Dr. Whittaker graduated from the Naval Academy with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and received his MD from the University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard University) and his Vascular Surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Dartmouth College).