SUNNYVALE, Ca., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a developer of advanced devices for the treatment of Carotid Artery disease, announced today the appointment of Sumaira Macdonald, MD, PhD to the position of Chief Medical Officer effective immediately. In this new role, Dr. Macdonald will direct the company's scientific and technical agenda and lead research in ground breaking endovascular interventions for the prevention and treatment of stroke.
Prior to joining Silk Road Medical Inc., Dr. Macdonald was a Vascular Radiologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer atNewcastle University and the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. "To have attracted a clinician of Dr. Macdonald's significant caliber is a testament to the promise of our technology in preventing stroke resulting from carotid artery disease" saidErica Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Her leadership in clinical research and renowned medical skills will significantly contribute to the advancement of our products and company's growth. We are honored to have her on the team."
Dr. Macdonald is well regarded for her career-long efforts to improve endovascular interventions. In addition to being the Co-Editor of the Springer "Carotid Stenting; A Practical Guide", Dr. Macdonald has authored over 70 medical publications on vascular disease, is the recipient of many academic society honors, serves on the editorial boards of a number of scientific journals and is highly sought after as a speaker, having given over 300 international lectures.
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