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Class Visitor: Dr. Aaron V. Kaplan - Director, Dartmouth Device Development Symposia and Director of Clinical Research, Cardiology Section - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Date: 04 Feb
  • Location: Borelli Classrom - Tuck School
  • Time: 1:15 p.m.

Dr. Aaron V. Kaplan, M.D, F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.L.

Director, Dartmouth Device Development Symposia

Director of Clinical Research, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) , Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Dr. Kaplan founded The Dartmouth Device Symposia (3D) in 2003 to provide a forum to examine issues central to the clinical development and commercialization of medical devices. Held each year at the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont, the Symposium brings together a small and balanced group of thought leaders from the clinical, business, governmental/regulatory, financial and legal communities. Issues are examined using a roundtable format frequently employing case study discussion. Papers emanating from the 3D Symposia have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Health Affairs, and Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention.

Dr. Kaplan is an active medical device entrepreneur who has been on the founding team of a number of venture-backed medical device companies including Tryton Medical, LocalMed and Perclose (acquired by Abbott). In addition, Dr. Kaplan has consulted to Abbott Vascular, NMT Medical, Guidant Corporation, Johnson & Johnson and was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Three Arch Partners. Currently, Dr. Kaplan focuses his device development efforts on Tryton Medical, Inc., a company founded to develop a side branch specific stent. Dr. Kaplan has authored more than 30 U.S. Patents.

Dr. Kaplan received a B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Cum Laude) from Tufts University, M.D. from Wake Forest University, medical training at Northwestern University and cardiology training at Stanford University.


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