Management Team

Rohan J. Hoare, Ph.D.

Dr. Hoare is the President and Chief Executive Officer of EndoStim. Dr. Hoare has extensive experience in the neuromodulation industry, including spinal cord, deep brain and vagus nerve stimulation. He was previously the President, Neuromodulation at LivaNova (formed by the merger of Cyberonics and Sorin Group). At Cyberonics, Dr. Hoare was the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this he held numerous leadership positions at St Jude Medical including President, Neuromodulation Division. Early in his career Dr. Hoare was a consultant with McKinsey & Co., a premiere management consulting firm. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He completed his undergraduate studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Virender K. Sharma, MD, FASGE, FACG, AGAF

Dr. Sharma is a founder of the Company and currently serves as its Chief Medical Officer on a part time basis. Dr. Sharma graduated from the India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center (SUNY HSC), Brooklyn, his residency at SUNY HSC, Syracuse, New York, and his subspecialty training in gastroenterology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. He completed course work for an MPH at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Sharma was a Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Director of the Esophageal Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Currently Dr. Sharma maintains an active, full-time private clinical practice, serving as the Director of the Arizona Center of Digestive Health and past-President of the Phoenix GI society.

Shai Policker

Mr. Policker is the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. He has more than twelve years of experience in the medical device industry leading innovative groups through the process of research, development and clinical testing of technologies addressing various therapeutic areas. Most recently, Mr. Policker was Vice President Business Development for MetaCure Inc., an implantable stimulator company for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and the Vice President for Research at Impulse Dynamics Inc., which developed an implantable device for treating heart failure. Mr. Policker has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from Columbia University. He is the author of nine papers in peer-reviewed journals and numerous conference abstracts. He is also an inventor of seven issued U.S. patents.

Paul Goode, PhD

Dr. Goode is the Company’s Senior Vice President, Research and Development. Dr. Goode brings 15 years of experience working with implantable and external medical devices for use in cardiology and diabetes to his position. Prior to joining EndoStim, Dr. Goode was Vice President of Research and Development for MetaCure Inc., an implantable stimulator company for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. He previously served as Director of Engineering for Impulse Dynamics, an implantable stimulator company for the treatment of congestive heart failure. Prior to this, Dr. Goode was Director of Engineering for DexCom, a glucose sensor company with both implantable and external sensing products. Dr. Goode served in several engineering and scientific positions at MiniMed (now Medtronic Diabetes), Guidant Corporation (now Boston Scientific) and Intermedics (now Boston Scientific). Paul received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is also an inventor of 27 issued U.S. patents.

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