Board of Advisors

John R. Barr

Board Advisor

Mr. John R. Barr has spent his career in medical devices. From October 2014 until August 2017, Mr. Barr has served as CEO at Surgical Specialties Inc., a privately held medical device firm specializing in wound closure and surgical knives that was sold to an investor group in March 2017.

Eric S. Fain, M.D.

Board Advisor & Strategic Consultant, Cardiac Neuromodulation

Dr. Eric S. Fain, M.D. is the former Senior Vice President and Group President, Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation at Abbott following its acquisition of St. Jude Medical.

Geoffrey W. Smith


Mr. Geoffrey Smith has been on the Board of Caliber Therapeutics, Inc. since 2011. He is a co-founder and General Partner of Ascent Biomedical Ventures, LLC (“Ascent”), a New York City-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage life sciences investments and an investor in Caliber.

David Pacitti

Board Advisor

David Pacitti is President of Siemens Medical Solutions, Inc. and Head of Siemens Healthineers North America.

Louis Shapiro

Board Advisor

Mr. Louis Shapiro is President and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery (“HSS”). He has served in this role since October 2006, overseeing all strategic and operational aspects of HSS and fulfilling its mission to advance the field of musculoskeletal medicine through world-class patient care, research and education.

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