ZIFT MEDICAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ROBERT VAN TASSEL, M.D.
Retired senior Consulting Cardiologist, Minneapolis Heart Institute. Co-founder and past President of Mpls Heart Institute and Foundation. Managing Director TriCardia Ventures, LLC. Serial entrepreneur and investor with multiple successful exits including Angiomedics (sold to Schneider) and AtriTech (sold to Boston Scientific). Board Member of InterValve, Instymeds, LifeLense Technologies and TriCord Medical.
BRIAN ZELICKSON, M.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist, private practice (United Skin Specialists and ZEL Skin and Laser Specialists). Serial entrepreneur and investor with multiple successful exits including Barrx (sold to Covidien). Adjunct Associate Professor University of MN Department of Dermatology.
ROBERT SCHWARTZ, M.D.
Cardiologist, Minneapolis Heart Institute. Founder and Medical Director of the MN Cardiovascular Research Institute. Serial entrepreneur and investor with multiple successful exits including AtriTech (sold to Boston Scientific). CEO Autonomix Medical.
ROBERT GANZ, M.D.
Board certified Gastroenterologist. Serial entrepreneur and investor with multiple successful exits. Co-founded Barrx Medical (sold to Covidien). Associate Professor of Medicine, University of MN.
Chief Scientific Officer and Corporate VP at Edwards Lifesciences. Founded Percutaneous Valve Technologies (sold to Edwards). VP of Business Development, Johnson and Johnson Interventional Systems. Board Member of InSeal Medical and NeuralAnalytics and the Discovery Science Center in Orange County.
Chairman of the Board, Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. CEO/CIO Provident Advisors and CEO Walleye Trading Advisors. Co-founded Arbitrade and Deephaven Capital Management (sold to Knight Trading Group), and Kessler-Asher Group (sold to Spear, Leeds and Kellogg).