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David Weild

David Weild IV has served as a Director of PAVmed since February 2015. He is the founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IssuWorks, Inc., a technology-driven capital facilitation platform, since 2013 and of Weild and Co., an affiliated boutique investment banking firm, since 2003. Mr. Weild also served as Senior Advisor?—?Capital Markets to Grant Thornton LLP, a leading public accounting firm, from 2008 to 2012.

Previously, Mr. Weild served as Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Head of Listed Companies, and a member of the Executive Committee of The Nasdaq Stock Market from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining Nasdaq, from 1987 to 2000, Mr. Weild held positions of increasing responsibility at Prudential Securities Inc., including Vice President and Equity Syndicate Manager, Managing Director and Head of the Global Equity Transaction Groups, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and President of PrudentialFinancial.com, including PrudentialSecurities.com.

Mr. Weild is a recognized expert on capital formation and capital markets structure and has co-authored a number of definitive white papers, studies and articles which have been cited by legislators, regulators, academics, the IPO Task Force, the Equity Capital Formation Task Force and the White House Jobs Council and which are widely regarded as having served as catalysts for reforms and new legislation, including the JOBS Act. Mr. Weild has testified before Congress and the SEC, most recently at the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Mr. Weild has also presented to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) about the role of stock market reforms in driving economic growth.

Mr. Weild received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business and also studied at the Sorbonne and on exchange at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris) and the Stockholm School of Economics.

Chair

David Battleman, MD

David S. Battleman, M.D. has served as a Director since August 2017. Dr. Battleman is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 15 years of experience, spanning academia, industry and management consulting. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm, TrueNorth Lifesciences, in August 2012, Dr. Battleman served as a senior principal in the pharmaceutical/medical device consulting practice within IMS Health (currently QuintileIMS, NYSE: Q), a Fortune 500 company providing data and consulting services to the pharmaceutical and medical industries. Prior to joining IMS, Dr. Battleman served as a management consultant in the healthcare practice of Bain & Company, a leading strategy and management consulting firm.

Within industry, Dr. Battleman served for several years as a director for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: PFE) where he was responsible for developing value-based product strategy across Pfizer’s cardiovascular portfolio, ranging from early-stage to marketed products. And within academia, Dr. Battleman was an assistant professor of public health and internal medicine at Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College. There, Dr. Battleman’s research focused primarily on the areas of health economics and technology assessment and he has published both original research and expert reviews in these areas. Dr. Battleman holds an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an M.Sc. in clinical epidemiology & quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Battleman also holds his Series 63 & 82 licenses and is a FINRA registered representative with Pickwick Capital Partners.

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Ron Sparks

Ronald M. Sparks has served as a Director of PAVmed since January 2015. Mr. Sparks has more than 37 years of executive experience in the medical device industry and has launched over 50 products across a wide spectrum of specialties, including orthopedics, endoscopy, wound management, cardiology, interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology and otology. From 2007 to October 2013, he served as a Healthcare Industry Executive at Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Sparks served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navilyst Medical Inc., which was formed by Avista Capital to acquire the fluid management and venous access business units of Boston Scientific, from its inception in 2008 until its acquisition in May 2012 by AngioDynamics for $372.0 million.

From 2003 to 2007, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Accellent, a market-leading provider of outsourced precision manufacturing and engineering services to the medical device industry. Accellent was a portfolio company of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and was acquired in 2005 by KKR and Bain Capital. During his tenure at Accellent, he was recognized as the Credit Suisse/DLJ Merchant Bank 2005 CEO of The Year. From 1986 to 2003, he served in various leadership roles at Smith & Nephew as a member of the Group Executive Committee, President of the Endoscopy Division, President of the Wound Management Division and Vice President of Finance.

Earlier in his career, he served in various finance roles at Richards Medical, Dyonics and Union Carbide Imaging. Mr. Sparks is a fellow of the American Sports Medicine Institute, a Trustee of the Arthroscopy Association of North America Education Foundation and Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He has previously served on numerous boards and industry councils, including AdvaMed, the National Subacute Care Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Council of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Mr. Sparks received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and attended the INSEAD Advanced Management Program at the European Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France.

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Compensation Committee Position

Ron Sparks

Ronald M. Sparks has served as a Director of PAVmed since January 2015. Mr. Sparks has more than 37 years of executive experience in the medical device industry and has launched over 50 products across a wide spectrum of specialties, including orthopedics, endoscopy, wound management, cardiology, interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology and otology. From 2007 to October 2013, he served as a Healthcare Industry Executive at Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Sparks served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navilyst Medical Inc., which was formed by Avista Capital to acquire the fluid management and venous access business units of Boston Scientific, from its inception in 2008 until its acquisition in May 2012 by AngioDynamics for $372.0 million.

From 2003 to 2007, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Accellent, a market-leading provider of outsourced precision manufacturing and engineering services to the medical device industry. Accellent was a portfolio company of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and was acquired in 2005 by KKR and Bain Capital. During his tenure at Accellent, he was recognized as the Credit Suisse/DLJ Merchant Bank 2005 CEO of The Year. From 1986 to 2003, he served in various leadership roles at Smith & Nephew as a member of the Group Executive Committee, President of the Endoscopy Division, President of the Wound Management Division and Vice President of Finance.

Earlier in his career, he served in various finance roles at Richards Medical, Dyonics and Union Carbide Imaging. Mr. Sparks is a fellow of the American Sports Medicine Institute, a Trustee of the Arthroscopy Association of North America Education Foundation and Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He has previously served on numerous boards and industry councils, including AdvaMed, the National Subacute Care Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Council of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Mr. Sparks received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and attended the INSEAD Advanced Management Program at the European Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France.

Chair

David Weild

David Weild IV has served as a Director of PAVmed since February 2015. He is the founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IssuWorks, Inc., a technology-driven capital facilitation platform, since 2013 and of Weild and Co., an affiliated boutique investment banking firm, since 2003. Mr. Weild also served as Senior Advisor?—?Capital Markets to Grant Thornton LLP, a leading public accounting firm, from 2008 to 2012.

Previously, Mr. Weild served as Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Head of Listed Companies, and a member of the Executive Committee of The Nasdaq Stock Market from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining Nasdaq, from 1987 to 2000, Mr. Weild held positions of increasing responsibility at Prudential Securities Inc., including Vice President and Equity Syndicate Manager, Managing Director and Head of the Global Equity Transaction Groups, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and President of PrudentialFinancial.com, including PrudentialSecurities.com.

Mr. Weild is a recognized expert on capital formation and capital markets structure and has co-authored a number of definitive white papers, studies and articles which have been cited by legislators, regulators, academics, the IPO Task Force, the Equity Capital Formation Task Force and the White House Jobs Council and which are widely regarded as having served as catalysts for reforms and new legislation, including the JOBS Act. Mr. Weild has testified before Congress and the SEC, most recently at the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Mr. Weild has also presented to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) about the role of stock market reforms in driving economic growth.

Mr. Weild received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business and also studied at the Sorbonne and on exchange at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris) and the Stockholm School of Economics.

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James Cox, MD

Dr. Cox has served as a Director of PAVmed since January 2015. Dr. Cox is a cardiac surgeon, scientific investigator and medical device entrepreneur who pioneered the field of surgical intervention for cardiac arrhythmias, including the eponymous Cox-Maze procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

From 1983 to 1997, Dr. Cox served as Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. During this tenure, he became the first Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery. He is currently the Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery Emeritus. Dr. Cox was also previously Professor and Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Cox has had a distinguished and highly productive academic career. He has published 360 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Circulation, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Annals of Surgery, and the Journal of Electrophysiology. His laboratory has received continuous NIH funding for its research on the surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Cox has served in leadership positions at numerous professional organizations. He was the 81st President of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery and a director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has been invited to lecture and perform surgery as a visiting professor at dozens of institutions around the world. He has received numerous awards and honors for his clinical and scientific work, most notably as one of 30 “Pioneers in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery” at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the specialty. Dr. Cox holds 15 issued patents. He has been instrumental in the founding of six medical device companies, including Epicor Medical, which was acquired by St. Jude Medical in 2004 for $200 million, and 3F Therapeutics, which was acquired in 2006 by ATS Medical for $40 million. At such time, he became Medical Director of ATS Medical, which was subsequently acquired by Medtronic in 2010 for $370 million.

Dr. Cox has served on numerous scientific advisory boards, including Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Atricure and CorMatrix. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Heart Foundation, a not-for-profit organization devoted to improving access to cardiac surgery, which is active in over 75 developing countries around the world. Dr. Cox received his general and cardiothoracic surgical training at Duke University School of Medicine, during which time he spent two years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Cox received his M.D. from the University of Tennessee, where he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Graduate Award as the outstanding student in his class.

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Nominating Committee Position

David Battleman, MD

David S. Battleman, M.D. has served as a Director since August 2017. Dr. Battleman is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 15 years of experience, spanning academia, industry and management consulting. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm, TrueNorth Lifesciences, in August 2012, Dr. Battleman served as a senior principal in the pharmaceutical/medical device consulting practice within IMS Health (currently QuintileIMS, NYSE: Q), a Fortune 500 company providing data and consulting services to the pharmaceutical and medical industries. Prior to joining IMS, Dr. Battleman served as a management consultant in the healthcare practice of Bain & Company, a leading strategy and management consulting firm.

Within industry, Dr. Battleman served for several years as a director for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: PFE) where he was responsible for developing value-based product strategy across Pfizer’s cardiovascular portfolio, ranging from early-stage to marketed products. And within academia, Dr. Battleman was an assistant professor of public health and internal medicine at Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College. There, Dr. Battleman’s research focused primarily on the areas of health economics and technology assessment and he has published both original research and expert reviews in these areas. Dr. Battleman holds an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an M.Sc. in clinical epidemiology & quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Battleman also holds his Series 63 & 82 licenses and is a FINRA registered representative with Pickwick Capital Partners.

Chair

James Cox, MD

Dr. Cox has served as a Director of PAVmed since January 2015. Dr. Cox is a cardiac surgeon, scientific investigator and medical device entrepreneur who pioneered the field of surgical intervention for cardiac arrhythmias, including the eponymous Cox-Maze procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

From 1983 to 1997, Dr. Cox served as Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. During this tenure, he became the first Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery. He is currently the Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery Emeritus. Dr. Cox was also previously Professor and Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Cox has had a distinguished and highly productive academic career. He has published 360 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Circulation, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Annals of Surgery, and the Journal of Electrophysiology. His laboratory has received continuous NIH funding for its research on the surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Cox has served in leadership positions at numerous professional organizations. He was the 81st President of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery and a director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has been invited to lecture and perform surgery as a visiting professor at dozens of institutions around the world. He has received numerous awards and honors for his clinical and scientific work, most notably as one of 30 “Pioneers in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery” at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the specialty. Dr. Cox holds 15 issued patents. He has been instrumental in the founding of six medical device companies, including Epicor Medical, which was acquired by St. Jude Medical in 2004 for $200 million, and 3F Therapeutics, which was acquired in 2006 by ATS Medical for $40 million. At such time, he became Medical Director of ATS Medical, which was subsequently acquired by Medtronic in 2010 for $370 million.

Dr. Cox has served on numerous scientific advisory boards, including Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Atricure and CorMatrix. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Heart Foundation, a not-for-profit organization devoted to improving access to cardiac surgery, which is active in over 75 developing countries around the world. Dr. Cox received his general and cardiothoracic surgical training at Duke University School of Medicine, during which time he spent two years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Cox received his M.D. from the University of Tennessee, where he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Graduate Award as the outstanding student in his class.

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David Weild

David Weild IV has served as a Director of PAVmed since February 2015. He is the founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IssuWorks, Inc., a technology-driven capital facilitation platform, since 2013 and of Weild and Co., an affiliated boutique investment banking firm, since 2003. Mr. Weild also served as Senior Advisor?—?Capital Markets to Grant Thornton LLP, a leading public accounting firm, from 2008 to 2012.

Previously, Mr. Weild served as Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Head of Listed Companies, and a member of the Executive Committee of The Nasdaq Stock Market from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining Nasdaq, from 1987 to 2000, Mr. Weild held positions of increasing responsibility at Prudential Securities Inc., including Vice President and Equity Syndicate Manager, Managing Director and Head of the Global Equity Transaction Groups, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and President of PrudentialFinancial.com, including PrudentialSecurities.com.

Mr. Weild is a recognized expert on capital formation and capital markets structure and has co-authored a number of definitive white papers, studies and articles which have been cited by legislators, regulators, academics, the IPO Task Force, the Equity Capital Formation Task Force and the White House Jobs Council and which are widely regarded as having served as catalysts for reforms and new legislation, including the JOBS Act. Mr. Weild has testified before Congress and the SEC, most recently at the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Mr. Weild has also presented to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) about the role of stock market reforms in driving economic growth.

Mr. Weild received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business and also studied at the Sorbonne and on exchange at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris) and the Stockholm School of Economics.

David Battleman, MD

David S. Battleman, M.D. has served as a Director since August 2017. Dr. Battleman is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 15 years of experience, spanning academia, industry and management consulting. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm, TrueNorth Lifesciences, in August 2012, Dr. Battleman served as a senior principal in the pharmaceutical/medical device consulting practice within IMS Health (currently QuintileIMS, NYSE: Q), a Fortune 500 company providing data and consulting services to the pharmaceutical and medical industries. Prior to joining IMS, Dr. Battleman served as a management consultant in the healthcare practice of Bain & Company, a leading strategy and management consulting firm.

Within industry, Dr. Battleman served for several years as a director for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: PFE) where he was responsible for developing value-based product strategy across Pfizer’s cardiovascular portfolio, ranging from early-stage to marketed products. And within academia, Dr. Battleman was an assistant professor of public health and internal medicine at Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College. There, Dr. Battleman’s research focused primarily on the areas of health economics and technology assessment and he has published both original research and expert reviews in these areas. Dr. Battleman holds an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an M.Sc. in clinical epidemiology & quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Battleman also holds his Series 63 & 82 licenses and is a FINRA registered representative with Pickwick Capital Partners.

Ron Sparks

Ronald M. Sparks has served as a Director of PAVmed since January 2015. Mr. Sparks has more than 37 years of executive experience in the medical device industry and has launched over 50 products across a wide spectrum of specialties, including orthopedics, endoscopy, wound management, cardiology, interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology and otology. From 2007 to October 2013, he served as a Healthcare Industry Executive at Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Sparks served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navilyst Medical Inc., which was formed by Avista Capital to acquire the fluid management and venous access business units of Boston Scientific, from its inception in 2008 until its acquisition in May 2012 by AngioDynamics for $372.0 million.

From 2003 to 2007, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Accellent, a market-leading provider of outsourced precision manufacturing and engineering services to the medical device industry. Accellent was a portfolio company of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and was acquired in 2005 by KKR and Bain Capital. During his tenure at Accellent, he was recognized as the Credit Suisse/DLJ Merchant Bank 2005 CEO of The Year. From 1986 to 2003, he served in various leadership roles at Smith & Nephew as a member of the Group Executive Committee, President of the Endoscopy Division, President of the Wound Management Division and Vice President of Finance.

Earlier in his career, he served in various finance roles at Richards Medical, Dyonics and Union Carbide Imaging. Mr. Sparks is a fellow of the American Sports Medicine Institute, a Trustee of the Arthroscopy Association of North America Education Foundation and Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He has previously served on numerous boards and industry councils, including AdvaMed, the National Subacute Care Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Council of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Mr. Sparks received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and attended the INSEAD Advanced Management Program at the European Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France.

Ron Sparks

Ronald M. Sparks has served as a Director of PAVmed since January 2015. Mr. Sparks has more than 37 years of executive experience in the medical device industry and has launched over 50 products across a wide spectrum of specialties, including orthopedics, endoscopy, wound management, cardiology, interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology and otology. From 2007 to October 2013, he served as a Healthcare Industry Executive at Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Sparks served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navilyst Medical Inc., which was formed by Avista Capital to acquire the fluid management and venous access business units of Boston Scientific, from its inception in 2008 until its acquisition in May 2012 by AngioDynamics for $372.0 million.

From 2003 to 2007, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Accellent, a market-leading provider of outsourced precision manufacturing and engineering services to the medical device industry. Accellent was a portfolio company of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and was acquired in 2005 by KKR and Bain Capital. During his tenure at Accellent, he was recognized as the Credit Suisse/DLJ Merchant Bank 2005 CEO of The Year. From 1986 to 2003, he served in various leadership roles at Smith & Nephew as a member of the Group Executive Committee, President of the Endoscopy Division, President of the Wound Management Division and Vice President of Finance.

Earlier in his career, he served in various finance roles at Richards Medical, Dyonics and Union Carbide Imaging. Mr. Sparks is a fellow of the American Sports Medicine Institute, a Trustee of the Arthroscopy Association of North America Education Foundation and Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He has previously served on numerous boards and industry councils, including AdvaMed, the National Subacute Care Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Council of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Mr. Sparks received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and attended the INSEAD Advanced Management Program at the European Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France.

David Weild

David Weild IV has served as a Director of PAVmed since February 2015. He is the founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IssuWorks, Inc., a technology-driven capital facilitation platform, since 2013 and of Weild and Co., an affiliated boutique investment banking firm, since 2003. Mr. Weild also served as Senior Advisor?—?Capital Markets to Grant Thornton LLP, a leading public accounting firm, from 2008 to 2012.

Previously, Mr. Weild served as Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Head of Listed Companies, and a member of the Executive Committee of The Nasdaq Stock Market from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining Nasdaq, from 1987 to 2000, Mr. Weild held positions of increasing responsibility at Prudential Securities Inc., including Vice President and Equity Syndicate Manager, Managing Director and Head of the Global Equity Transaction Groups, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and President of PrudentialFinancial.com, including PrudentialSecurities.com.

Mr. Weild is a recognized expert on capital formation and capital markets structure and has co-authored a number of definitive white papers, studies and articles which have been cited by legislators, regulators, academics, the IPO Task Force, the Equity Capital Formation Task Force and the White House Jobs Council and which are widely regarded as having served as catalysts for reforms and new legislation, including the JOBS Act. Mr. Weild has testified before Congress and the SEC, most recently at the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Mr. Weild has also presented to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) about the role of stock market reforms in driving economic growth.

Mr. Weild received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business and also studied at the Sorbonne and on exchange at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris) and the Stockholm School of Economics.

James Cox, MD

Dr. Cox has served as a Director of PAVmed since January 2015. Dr. Cox is a cardiac surgeon, scientific investigator and medical device entrepreneur who pioneered the field of surgical intervention for cardiac arrhythmias, including the eponymous Cox-Maze procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

From 1983 to 1997, Dr. Cox served as Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. During this tenure, he became the first Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery. He is currently the Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery Emeritus. Dr. Cox was also previously Professor and Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Cox has had a distinguished and highly productive academic career. He has published 360 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Circulation, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Annals of Surgery, and the Journal of Electrophysiology. His laboratory has received continuous NIH funding for its research on the surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Cox has served in leadership positions at numerous professional organizations. He was the 81st President of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery and a director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has been invited to lecture and perform surgery as a visiting professor at dozens of institutions around the world. He has received numerous awards and honors for his clinical and scientific work, most notably as one of 30 “Pioneers in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery” at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the specialty. Dr. Cox holds 15 issued patents. He has been instrumental in the founding of six medical device companies, including Epicor Medical, which was acquired by St. Jude Medical in 2004 for $200 million, and 3F Therapeutics, which was acquired in 2006 by ATS Medical for $40 million. At such time, he became Medical Director of ATS Medical, which was subsequently acquired by Medtronic in 2010 for $370 million.

Dr. Cox has served on numerous scientific advisory boards, including Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Atricure and CorMatrix. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Heart Foundation, a not-for-profit organization devoted to improving access to cardiac surgery, which is active in over 75 developing countries around the world. Dr. Cox received his general and cardiothoracic surgical training at Duke University School of Medicine, during which time he spent two years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Cox received his M.D. from the University of Tennessee, where he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Graduate Award as the outstanding student in his class.

David Battleman, MD

David S. Battleman, M.D. has served as a Director since August 2017. Dr. Battleman is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 15 years of experience, spanning academia, industry and management consulting. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm, TrueNorth Lifesciences, in August 2012, Dr. Battleman served as a senior principal in the pharmaceutical/medical device consulting practice within IMS Health (currently QuintileIMS, NYSE: Q), a Fortune 500 company providing data and consulting services to the pharmaceutical and medical industries. Prior to joining IMS, Dr. Battleman served as a management consultant in the healthcare practice of Bain & Company, a leading strategy and management consulting firm.

Within industry, Dr. Battleman served for several years as a director for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: PFE) where he was responsible for developing value-based product strategy across Pfizer’s cardiovascular portfolio, ranging from early-stage to marketed products. And within academia, Dr. Battleman was an assistant professor of public health and internal medicine at Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College. There, Dr. Battleman’s research focused primarily on the areas of health economics and technology assessment and he has published both original research and expert reviews in these areas. Dr. Battleman holds an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an M.Sc. in clinical epidemiology & quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Battleman also holds his Series 63 & 82 licenses and is a FINRA registered representative with Pickwick Capital Partners.

James Cox, MD

Dr. Cox has served as a Director of PAVmed since January 2015. Dr. Cox is a cardiac surgeon, scientific investigator and medical device entrepreneur who pioneered the field of surgical intervention for cardiac arrhythmias, including the eponymous Cox-Maze procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

From 1983 to 1997, Dr. Cox served as Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. During this tenure, he became the first Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery. He is currently the Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery Emeritus. Dr. Cox was also previously Professor and Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Cox has had a distinguished and highly productive academic career. He has published 360 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Circulation, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Annals of Surgery, and the Journal of Electrophysiology. His laboratory has received continuous NIH funding for its research on the surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Cox has served in leadership positions at numerous professional organizations. He was the 81st President of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery and a director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has been invited to lecture and perform surgery as a visiting professor at dozens of institutions around the world. He has received numerous awards and honors for his clinical and scientific work, most notably as one of 30 “Pioneers in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery” at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the specialty. Dr. Cox holds 15 issued patents. He has been instrumental in the founding of six medical device companies, including Epicor Medical, which was acquired by St. Jude Medical in 2004 for $200 million, and 3F Therapeutics, which was acquired in 2006 by ATS Medical for $40 million. At such time, he became Medical Director of ATS Medical, which was subsequently acquired by Medtronic in 2010 for $370 million.

Dr. Cox has served on numerous scientific advisory boards, including Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Atricure and CorMatrix. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Heart Foundation, a not-for-profit organization devoted to improving access to cardiac surgery, which is active in over 75 developing countries around the world. Dr. Cox received his general and cardiothoracic surgical training at Duke University School of Medicine, during which time he spent two years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Cox received his M.D. from the University of Tennessee, where he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Graduate Award as the outstanding student in his class.