Board of Directors

MDMA Board of Directors


Paul LaViolette, Executive Chairman, CardioFocus

Paul LaViolette brings over 30 years of global medical technology marketing and general management experience. He currently serves as the Chairman of several medical technology boards including CardioFocus, Direct Flow Medical, TransEnterix and Ximedica. He also serves as the Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer of SV Life Science Advisers LLC.  Prior to that, Paul served as Chief Operating Officer at Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC), an $8 billion medical device leader. During his 15 years at BSC, he served as Chief Operating Officer, Group President Cardiovascular, President, Cardiology, Group President, Endosurgery and President, International as the company grew revenues over 20 times. Paul integrated two dozen acquisitions and led extensive product development, operations and worldwide commercial organizations. He previously held marketing and general management positions at CR Bard, and various marketing roles at Kendall (Covidien). 

Paul also serves as Vice Chairman of the Innovation Advisory Board for the Partners Health System.

Paul received his BA in Psychology from Fairfield University and his MBA from Boston College. 



Scott Huennekens, President & CEO, Verb Surgical, Inc.

Scott Huennekens is the President & CEO of Verb Surgical, J&J’s new Surgical Robotics company, starting there in August 2015. Previously, Scott was the President & CEO of Volcano from 2002 to 2015 and lead the company’s growth from a start up to sales over $400 million in revenue and sale to Philips in February 2015 for over $1 billion. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Digirad Corporation, a medical imaging company, Digirad grew from start up when Scott joined in 1997 to a public company in 2004. Prior to Digirad, Scott progressed through leadership roles in marketing, sales, and general management while at Baxter Healthcare (Edwards Lifesciences) and Birtcher Medical Systems. He has served on the boards of numerous medical device companies and currently serves as the Chairman of EndoChoice, board member at Reva Medical, and Chairman for the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). Scott received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School

Board Members


Carol Cox

Executive Vice President, External Affairs & Corporate Marketing, NuVasive, Inc.

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Joseph Damico

Founding Partner & Co-Chairman, RoundTable Healthcare Partners

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 Scott Drake

Chief Executive Officer, Spectranetics



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Ryan D. Drant

Partner, Questa Capital

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Mark G. Gilreath

President & CEO, EndoChoice, Inc.

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Doug Godshall

Chief Executive Officer, HeartWare, Inc.

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Walter Humann

President & Chief Executive Officer, OsteoMed

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Joe E. Kiani

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Masimo Corporation

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Robert S. Kieval

Founder, Chief Development Officer, CVRx, Inc.

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George A. Leondis

President & CEO, Argon Medical Devices, Inc.

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James P. Mackin

President, CEO & Chairman, CryoLife, Inc.

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Eric Major

President, CEO & Co-Founder, K2M, Inc.

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  James V. Mazzo

  Global President Ophthalmic Devices for Carl Zeiss Meditec AG 

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Jeff McCaulley

President & CEO, Smiths Medical

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J. Casey McGlynn

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Rick Packer

Chairman, ZOLL Medical Corporation

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David Pierce

Senior Vice President & President, Urology, Boston Scientific Corporation

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 Jane Rady

Divisional Vice President, Business Development, Abbott Medical Optics

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Jason Richey

President, Neuromodulation, LivaNova PLC

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Walt Rosebrough

President & CEO, STERIS Corporation

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Benson Smith

Chairman, President & CEO, Teleflex, Inc.

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