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OUR TEAM

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FOUNDER, CEO

Youssef El AzouzI
MD

Medical Doctor - Plays Lead Role in Product Design & Project Coordination

 

Won 2019 title of best innovator in the Middle East as well as prize for Aorto Medical

 

Uses his medical and entrepreneurial experience in designing of preclinical protocols, managing teams focusing on IP, prototyping and public relations

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CO-FOUNDER, CTO, 

CHIEF OF MANUFACTURING & QUALITY

SALEEM ABDULGANIY
MS

Mechanical Engineer - Plays Lead Role in Product Design, Conception and Refining of Manufacturing & Quality Processes

 

More than 13 years of aortic stent-graft manufacturing experience with Medtronic as senior principal engineer

 

Uses his experience and talent to support Aorto Medical in designing tooling required for manufacturing of Stent-Grafts with unconventional shapes

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COO

CHIEF OPERATIONAL OFFICER

Sulaiman Hussaini 
MS

Design & Development Engineer – Plays Lead Role in Product Design & Manufacturability

Medical device professional with more than 15 years of experience across the product development process continuum ( core R&D,  Process Development, NPI, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering)

 

Has previously led teams with major Medtech giants including  Boston Scientific, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson and has extensive experience in combination products like drug eluting stents, grafts, meshes, drug coated staplers, introducer kits, catheters etc 

 

Is a certified Black Belt in Design for Six Sigma and has earned the prestigious EB1a green card (dubbed as Einstein Visa) approval in 2019 for his outstanding contributions to US Medtech space

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CO-FOUNDER, PMO, 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICER

YEHIA GHANEM
BS

Yehia is an entrepreneur, engineer and executive as well as organizational associate at Aorto Medical. 

 

His talent is in converting innovative concepts into marketable products and is a researcher who is skilled in exploring various startup funding mechanisms for Aorto Medical. 

 

He has more than 15 years of experience in engineering project management and is also a designer as well as a proficient user of design software including Revit.

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Regulatory Affairs & Clinical Quality Expert

Zulfiqar Choudary 
MS - SME

With more than 15 years experience leading fortune 500 companies ( like Boston Scientific, Philips healthcare etc.) in clinical quality, regulatory submissions and path to FDA Approvals

 

Currently advising Aorta Medical with long-term regulatory strategy, clinical quality requirements and QMS related items for V&V

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MATERIALS ENGINEER (NITINOL EXPERT)

Charles Thomas

Charles Thomas is an engineer with proficiency in materials science. He has accumulated extensive previous experience at Medtronic regarding nitinol manufacturing and bench fatigue testing.

 

His special expertise is in wire-form stent-graft manufacturing and evaluation and has formerly worked closely with Aorto Medical’s CTO, Saleem Abdul Ganiy, for several years at Medtronic’s endovascular unit.

 

Charles has 17 years of experience with Medtronic and a total of 42 years of experience with the shape memory alloy of Nitinol.

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MATERIALS ENGINEER, FEA & CFD EXPERT

SHERIF AHMED
MS

Sherif Ahmed is a mechanical R&D engineer. As an R&D engineer, he has 9+ years of experience as a CFD and finite elements researcher in multiple R&D projects. He carries a master's degree in Mechanics of Materials and Design from Girona University.

He has extensive experience in computational fluid mechanics, finite element analysis and mechanical design. As a researcher, much of his work has focused on hemodynamics applications and specifically on designing an innovative stent for the aorta. His recent work on developing the flow modulation stent using Nitinol (a shape memory alloy) increases blood flow to kidneys for patients with heart failure. This work involved performing finite element analysis, fatigue analysis, and modeling the aortic artery's function while measuring the response and the interaction of both the stent and the artery under pulsatile pressure.

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