David R. Fischell, PhD

David R. FischellDavid R. Fischell Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

David Fischell is a serial entrepreneur who has founded nine biomedical device companies in the last fifteen years, including Angel Medical Systems. He is also a Director of eight biomedical technology companies (including five of those he founded) and was the primary designer of the BX Velocityâ„¢ and Cypherâ„¢ coronary stents for Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company.

David is chairman of the Cornell University Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Other companies founded by David include Neuralieve, Inc (2002) a developer of transcranial magnetic stimulation systems for migraine headaches; and NeuroPace, Inc. (1997) a developer of implantable brain pacemakers to treat epilepsy.

After earning his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University, David joined Bell Laboratories in 1979 where, for 11 years, he performed and directed a wide range of research and development projects. He left Bell Labs in 1991 to work full time on medical devices. He currently holds 85 issued U.S. patents, and has published numerous papers in the fields of telecommunications, cardiology, radiobiology, and radiation dosimetry.