Scientific Advisors


Professor Colin Caro: Emeritus Professor of Physiological Mechanics and Senior Research Investigator, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

Professor Caro, a physiologist and medical doctor with a strong interest in fluid mechanics was a founder of Bioengineering at Imperial College and is a Consultant to Veryan Medical. His findings, which have had global impact, have included recognition that atherosclerosis preferentially affects low wall shear (stagnation) regions in arteries and that arterial curvature and branching is three dimensional, reducing the likelihood of flow stagnation and flow instability and enhancing mixing and blood-wall mass transport. This understanding led to the development of Veryan’s helical centreline stent.


Gary Ansel MD: Director for the Center for Critical Limb Care at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA

H. Bob Smouse MD: Interventional Radiologist at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois and Professor of Radiology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Illinois, USA

Professor Peter Gaines: Consultant Interventional Radiologist at the Sheffield Vascular Institute, Sheffield, and Professor at Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Mary E Russell MD: President of Ascent Translational Sciences, Inc, Carlisle, Massachusetts, USA

Elisa Harvey DVM, PhD: Principal Consultant for CardioMed Device Consultants, LLC, Baltimore, Maryland, USA