Mark Schwartz - VP of Clinical Operations

Mark Schwartz has served as Vice President of Clinical Operations since November 2018, bringing with him extensive leadership experience in the design and execution of clinical studies for implantable cardiac medical devices. Prior to joining BioCardia, Mr. Schwartz served as Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at EBR Systems, a developer of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Previously, he served as Senior Director of Clinical Affairs for The Sorin Group, leading the U.S. clinical program for the company’s cardiac rhythm management and heart valve programs. There, he had oversight for IDE, research and post-market studies for a variety of cardiac devices, and was responsible for developing clinical, regulatory, market access and health economics strategies. At Boston Scientific as Manager of Emerging Therapies, Schwartz was involved in the discovery, testing and clinical study of a portfolio of research and development projects, and as Manager of Clinical Programs, he successfully executed multiple clinical trials for heart failure, bradycardia and tachycardia product approvals. An engineer by training, his early career included bioengineering roles related to cardiac rhythm management devices for companies such as InControl and Intermedics. He holds a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University. Mr. Schwarz is an innovator on more than 15 issued patents.

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