Matthew Eagleton, MD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Eagleton is the Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Vascular and Endovascular surgery. An international expert and thought leader on minimally invasive vascular aortic surgery, he also serves as co-director of both the Fireman Vascular Center and the Thoracic Aorta Center at Massachusetts General. Additionally, he is the Program Committee Chair for the prestigious Society for Vascular Surgery. Dr. Eagleton’s specialty and passion is endograft therapy for complex aortic disease. He has an extensive experience in basic, translational, and clinical research programs and has been the principal investigator on a several research trials evaluating innovative endovascular therapies for aortic disease. He received his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of Rochester, his general surgical training from the University of Rochester Medical Center, and his training in vascular surgery from the University of Michigan.
Mark Farber, MD
Dr. Mark Farber is the Director of the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Aortic Disease Management and Endovascular Clinic. He is also the Program Director of Vascular Surgery Fellowship at UNC School of Medicine. He is an international expert on minimally invasive vascular aortic surgery and has been the Principle Investigator on multiple clinical research trials. Dr. Farber holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MD from Tulane University School of Medicine.
Federico Ezequiel Parodi, MD
Dr. Parodi is an accomplished vascular surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Miller Heart and Vascular Institute, with specialization in aortic aneurysms, endovascular surgery, peripheral artery disease, and carotid artery disease. A member of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Dr. Parodi has published many papers and textbook chapters about vascular surgery in several medical journals, covering topics ranging from medical management of aneurysmal disease to complex and novel endovascular techniques. Dr. Parodi earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He underwent post-doctoral training as an aortic surgical fellow at Cleveland Clinic. After the conclusion of his fellowship in 2013, he was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in the Department of Vascular Surgery, where he continues to pursue innovative research to provide the best possible care in the era of modern endovascular therapies.
Karl West, MS
Scientific Advisor and Inventor
Karl West is Cleveland Clinic's Director of Medical Device Solutions. Mr. West has been innovating at Cleveland Clinic since 2002. He is an expert in device design with a concentration in aortic replacement devices such as multi-branched endovascular prosthesis, and holds several patents on novel graft technologies. He is experienced in managing R&D for vascular replacement devices and directing medical device prototyping. Before starting his career at Cleveland Clinic, Mr. West was employed by Philips Medical Systems acting as the lead engineer on computed tomography R&D projects. Mr. West has extensive experience developing a variety of medical devices including several novel image guidance systems. As inventor of the IOPS technology, he led its development and continues to drive the commercialization process. Mr. West has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University and a Master's degree in Physics from John Carroll University. He is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland State University.