Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D.

Dr. Fogarty is an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon, inventor, entrepreneur, and investor. His wealth of experience brings a range of support to Solinas from clinical input to potential access to capital. Dr. Fogarty has been involved with a wide spectrum of innovations in business and technology, serving as founder/co-founder, and Chairman/board member of over 30 medical device companies. Dr. Fogarty has held positions as President at Stanford University Medical Center, and Director, Cardiovascular Surgery at Sequoia Medical Center. Dr. Fogarty received his undergraduate education at Xavier University and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Fogarty was a founder and general partner of Three Arch Partners, and is currently founder & managing director at Emergent Medical Partners and founder of Fogarty Institute of Innovation.

Sabrina Mazzei, R.N.

Ms. Mazzei is the dialysis charge nurse at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, and has been working in the hemodialysis unit for the last ten years. In addition to managing the day to day operations of the department, Ms. Mazzei has also led several innovative programs to address patient care, including diabetic foot ulcers and proper diet for dialysis patients during their treatments. As a member of the Hemodialysis Barcode Medication Management Committee, Ms. Mazzei has established best practices and presented in-service training regarding medication management during treatment. Ms. Mazzei received her nursing degree from the Institution Medical College of Georgia, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Nursing Informatics at Walden University.

John R. Ross, M.D.

Dr. John R. Ross, General Surgeon, who is nationally recognized for his work in vascular surgery. He is the Medical Director for the Dialysis Access Institute (DAI) which is associated with Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Dr. Ross completed his internship at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. He finished his residency in 1979 at the USC School of Medicine. Dr. Ross served as chief resident from 1978-1979. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the South Carolina Medical Association, and the American Medical Society. Dr. Ross is on the editorial board of The Journal of Vascular Access and The Editorial Advisory Board of Endovascular Today.  

Rajiv Sawhney, M.D.

Dr. Sawhney is a Clinical Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco, and he is Chief of Interventional Radiology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Sawhney received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency in Radiology at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by a fellowship in Vascular Interventional Radiology from the University of California, San Diego Medical Center in 1995. His specialties include peripheral endovascular interventions, vascular access, and interventional oncology.

Barry Straube, M.D.

Dr. Straube is most recently the former Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Straube is instrumental in providing expert advice as a former nephrologist and on CMS statutory authority and regulations that may impact Solinas Medical’s activities and product development, as well as how best to navigate CMS/HHS, federal/state, and commercial sector payment (including pass through reimbursement), procedural coding and oversight processes. At CMS Dr. Straube oversaw several major elements of the CMS quality and clinical policy portfolio, including the development of national coverage policies and quality standards for Medicare and Medicaid providers; quality measurement and public reporting initiatives; and managed the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program. Dr. Straube received an A.B. degree from Princeton University and received his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.