Scientific Advisory Board

Matthew Eagleton, MD Portrait
Matthew Eagleton, MD

Chair, Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Eagleton is the leading vascular surgeon at Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute, with a specialization in endograft therapy for complex aortic disease. In addition, he has an extensive experience in basic, translational, and clinical research programs and has been the principal investigator on a number of research trials evaluating endovascular therapy for aortic disease. Dr. Eagleton is an international expert and thought leader on minimally invasive vascular aortic surgery. 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. He is currently on the faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine-CWRU.
Mark Farber, MD Portrait
Mark Farber, MD

Scientific Advisor

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. 
Karl West, MS Portrait
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.