Board of Directors

MDMA Board of Directors


Jeffery A. McCaulley, CEO, Avalign Technologies, Inc.

Jeff is a veteran medical device executive with 30 years experience across many sectors of the industry, including capital equipment, devices, implantables, consumables, software, informatics, and services. He was appointed CEO of Avalign in August 2019.

Jeff most recently served as Global President, DJO Surgical, where he established DJO as one of the fastest growing companies in orthopedics.  Prior to DJO, he was President and CEO of Smiths Medical, a $1.5B global medical device business with over 9,000 employees worldwide.  Prior to Smiths Medical, Jeff served as President of the Global Reconstructive Division at Zimmer, where he oversaw five global business units totaling $3.5B in annual revenues, as well as numerous global functions.  He previously held senior executive roles in Medtronic and GE Healthcare during the first 15 years of his career, including President & CEO of GE Clinical Services.

In addition to serving as Chairman of MDMA, Jeff serves on the Board of Avidyne Corporation and the Advisory Board of the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  He has previously served on the Boards of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Medical Alley, the California Health Institute, the America Red Cross (North Central Region), the JDRF Industry Advisors, and Cleveland Clinic Innovations, as well as numerous charity organizations.

Jeff graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an Executive MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.


Paul LaViolette, Executive Chairman, SV Health Investors

Paul LaViolette joined SV Health Investors in 2009 as a Venture Partner and in 2011 was made a Partner. Paul was promoted to Managing Partner & COO in 2014 and heads our medical device investments. Paul built and ran medical device businesses for 29 years. Before joining SV, he most recently was Chief Operating Officer at Boston Scientific (BSC), an $8 billion medical device leader. During his 15 years at BSC, Paul served as Chief Operating Officer; Group President, Cardiovascular; President, Cardiology; Group President, Endosurgery; and President, International. During his tenure, the company grew revenue over 20 times. Paul integrated two dozen acquisitions and led extensive product development, manufacturing and worldwide commercial organizations. Previously, Paul held marketing and general management positions at CR Bard and various marketing roles at Kendall (Medtronic).

Paul also serves as Vice Chairman of the Innovation Advisory Board for the Partners Health System. Paul also served on the board of Advamed for 10 years and is a routine speaker at industry meetings.

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

Board Members


Wil Boren

President of Advanced Surgery, Baxter International

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Paul Buckman

President, North America and GM of TMVR, LivaNova PLC

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Chris Calcaterra

Chief Operating Officer, Glaukos

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Michael Carrel

President & CEO, Atricure

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 Joseph Damico

Founding Partner, RoundTable Healthcare Partners

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Ryan D. Drant

General Partner, Questa Capital

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Greg Fredde

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

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Doug Godshall

President & CEO, Shockwave Medical

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Scott Huennekens

Executive Chairman, Acutus Medical

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Walter Humann

President & CEO, OsteoMed

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 Kevin Kenny

President, Global Orthofix Spine

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Jennifer Kerr

President, Cook Research Incorporated

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Joe E. Kiani

Chairman & CEO, Masimo Corporation

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Justin Klein

Managing Partner, Vensana Capital

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George A. Leondis

President & CEO, Argon Medical Devices, Inc.

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Matt Link

President, NuVasive, Inc.

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James P. Mackin

President, CEO & Chairman, CryoLife, Inc.

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Caren Mason

President & CEO, Staar Surgical

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James V. Mazzo

Executive Chairman, Neurotech

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J. Casey McGlynn

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Michael Onuscheck

President, Global Business & Innovation, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

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Rick Packer

Chairman, ZOLL Medical Corporation

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Robert Perry

Senior Vice President, Device Research & Development, Allergan, plc

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David Pierce

Executive Vice President and President MedSurg, Boston Scientific Corporation

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Jason Richey

President & COO, Cutera, Inc

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Kimberly Rodriguez

President & CEO, Acessa Health, Inc.

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Walt Rosebrough

President & CEO, STERIS Corporation

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Spencer Stiles

Group President, Orthopaedics and Spine, Stryker Corporation

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Leslie Trigg

Chief Executive Officer, Outset Medical

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Randal Woodgrift

Senior Vice President, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Abbott

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Non-Voting Board Members


Jim Momtazee

Former Head of Health Care Industry Team, KKR

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