Medical & Scientific advisors

Key opinion leaders, including internationally renowned experts in cardiovascular surgery, the heart valve industry and in the sciences, promote the development of the LTV prosthetic heart valve.

© Prof. Gilles Dreyfus, M.D. Cardiothoracic Centre of Monaco

Medical Advisors

Prof. Thierry Carrel, M.D.
—Cardiac Surgeon
—University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Gilles Dreyfus, M.D.

—Cardiac Surgeon
—Cardiothoracic Centre of Monaco

Prof. Bart Meuris, M.D.
—Cardiac Surgeon
—KU Leuven, Belgium

Walter Dembitsky, M.D.
—Cardiac Surgeon and Medical Director
—Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, U.S.A.

Scientific Advisors

Phillipe Perrier
—Co-inventor of the LTV Valve 
—Former Technical Director of the Rafale fighter program and technical VP for aerodynamics, low observability and performance at Dassault-Aviation

Prof. Dominik Obrist, Ph.D
—Head of Cardiovascular Engineering at the University of Bern, Switzerland
—Biofluid mechanics, experimental and computational fluid dynamics

Pierre Perrier, Ph.D
—Designer of the Rafale aircraft and Head of the Advanced Studies at Dassault-Aviation
—Former Secretary of the French Academy of Technologies
—French Academy of Sciences, Paris, France

Jean Geringer, Ph.D
—Material Sciences and tribology
—Assistant Professor at École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne

Stefano Mischler, Ph.D, Senior Scientist

—Material Sciences and tribology
—Head of tribology group at EPFL

Pénélope Leyland, Hab. Ph.D
—Aerodynamics, Mechanical Design, Flow Visualization
—Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) 
—Project Leader at EPFL in Interdisciplinary Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Prof. Ghislaine Deklunder, M.D, Ph.D
—Former head of the Cardio-Vascular Ultrasound Department, CHU Lille, France

Prof. David Ku, M.D, Ph.D
—Executive Director of Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium
—Biomedical expert in thrombosis
—Georgia Institute of Technology


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