Ravish Sachar, MD, FACC

  • Founder and CEO, Contego Medical and Inventor of Contego Technology
  • Interventional Cardiologist, North Carolina Heart and Vascular, UNC Healthcare
  • Physician-in-chief, North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Co-Managing Director, Rex Health Ventures
  • Several issued or pending patents
  • Author of several publications, chapters, and two textbooks

Jay Yadav, MD, FACC

  • Co-founder and CEO, Cardiomems
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Former Head, Vascular Interventions, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Founder, Angioguard, Acquired by Johnson & Johnson
  • Chairman, Icon Interventional Systems
  • Chairman, Arterian Medical Systems
  • Angel Investor and Director of SMART Therapeurics (acquired by Boston Scientific)

Elizabeth Saylors, M.S.

  • VP of Quality and Clinical Affairs
  • Former Director of Clinical Research, Wake Heart Research, Wake Heart and Vascular
  • Master, Biomedical Science, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology/Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Authored several publications

Udayan Patel, MS, MBA

  • Chief Technology Officer, Contego Medical
  • Former Sr. Vice President, Manufacturing and R&D, Icon Interventional Systems
  • Former Director of R&D, Avantec Vascular Corporation (acquired by Goodman & Co)
  • Former Director, R&D, Advanced Stent Technologies (acquired by Boston Scientific)
  • Multiple Positions at Guidant (now Abbott Vascular Devices)
  • 27 issued patents and over 80 publications.
  • MS, Polymer Science, MS, Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MBA