Cardiovascular Pioneers

ViVitro was founded by cardiovascular pioneers, David Walker and Larry Scotten.  We regularly interview leaders in cardiovascular research to share their work and honour their efforts. To suggest an interview subject, please contact Mike Camplin.

Philippe Pibarot

Interview: Philippe Pibarot on transcatheter valve therapy, valve durability

Randy Lane

INTERVIEW: Randy Lane, primary inventor of the Tiara TMVR technology

Stanton Rowe

INTERVIEW: Stanton Rowe - Incubating ideas into startup companies

Dr. Hadi Mohammadi

Interview: Dr. Hadi Mohammadi on next generation of prosthetic heart valves, biomaterials, and life-like simulation models  

Dr. Lyes KADEM

Interview: Dr. Lyes Kadem discusses cardiovascular flows and the design of medical devices

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INTERVIEW: Dr. Arash Kheradvar discusses modular TMVR, crimping, and TAVR durability

Second Heart Assist

Howard Leonhardt and Alex Richardson of Second Heart Assist discuss regenerating hearts and new medical devices

Niema Pahlevan

Interview: Niema Pahlevan on fluid mechanics and measuring the ejection fraction of the heart using an iPhone app

Dave Kuraguntla (L) and Amit Rushi (R)

INTERVIEW: GraftWorx’s Dave Kuraguntla and Amit Rushi on patient monitoring devices and precision medicine

Edoardo dell Amico

Interview: Edoardo Dell'Amico of TÜV SÜD discusses ISO, MDR, and EU

INTERVIEW: Luke Herbertson on research and regulatory work at the FDA Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Ramji Iyer, Ph.D.

INTERVIEW: Ramji Iyer discusses unique TMVR challenges and opportunities

Janarthanan Sathananthan

INTERVIEW: Dr. Janarthanan Sathananthan on Impact of Transcatheter Heart Valve Overexpansion

Dr. Maximilian Kütting

INTERVIEW: Dr. Maximilian Kütting discusses TAVI valves and future New Valve Technology projects

Dr. Sotiris Korossis

Interview: Dr. Sotiris Korossis on tissue-engineered heart valves, decellularised valvular scaffolds, and simulations

Fangli Xiong: University research and training at Singapore Polytechnic

INTERVIEW: Andreluiz de Sousa Cunha discusses South American cardiovascular device market

INTERVIEW:  Mr. Kenneth Chan Zhi Wei on Mitral Regurgitation and the VeloX prosthetic heart valve

INTERVIEW: Victor U. Okali discusses AAA implants, simulated environments and physician training

Cardiovascular Pioneers: Creating aortic heart valves from autologous pericardium

INTERVIEW: Dr. Rouzbeh Amini on experimental techniques and tricuspid valves, the “forgotten” valve

Interview: Michael Nagy on implantable wireless pulmonary artery sensor for outpatient hemodynamic monitoring

Wei Sun Interview: Testing and modeling of TAVR tissues

Doug Bernstein, PECA Labs

Interview: Doug Bernstein PECA Labs on the challenges and methodologies of pediatric cardiac devices

Dr. Bassil Akra Interview: ISO 17025 and the differences in North American and European regulations

Dr. Dominik Obrist

Interview: Dominik Obrist on biomedical fluid dynamicist approach to determining mechanistic causes

Muralidha Padala

Interview: Muralidhar Padala on turning mechanisms of mitral valve disease into new technologies and solutions


Michel Labrosse interview: New framework helps cardiac surgeons plan aortic and mitral valve repair procedures

Interview: Sharan Ramaswamy on cardiovascular mechanobiology


Interview: Karim MOUNEIMNE discusses Europe, Israel and Africa device testing market

Dr. Arash Kheradvar

Interview: Dr. Arash Kheradvar speaks about KLAB and cardiovascular engineering

Robert Tranquillo

Interview with Robert Tranquillo: Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering

Interview with Larry Scotten and VSI's prototype Leonardo

Karen May-Newman

Interview: Karen May-Newman and the Forces Behind Cardiovascular Device Innovation

15 Minutes with David Walker, ViVitro co-founder

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