Medical & Scientific advisors

Key Opinion leaders, internationally renowned cardiac surgeons, who are supporting the development of the Triflo valve.


Prof. Gilles Dreyfuss
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Medical advisors

Didier Lapeyre, M.D.

Inventor of the Triflo tri-leaflet cardiac valve prosthesis
Cardiovascular Surgeon with 45+ years experience in Cardiovascular Research
Scientific & Medical Advisor

Dr. Lapeyre has devoted his life to the design, development and validation of innovative medical devices for the primary benefit of patients.

He first worked on the first tri-leaflet heart valve in the 1980s with Dassault Aviation and led pre-clinical animal testing at the Texas Heart Institute.

Previously, Dr. Lapeyre served as designer and director of scientific and medical affairs for the total artificial heart research program initiated by Aerospatiale.

He also worked at the French Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

Dr. Lapeyre was taught by the pioneers of open heart surgery (Prof. Marion, Dr. Lillehei, Dr. Cooley, Dr. Frazier), and by the founders of artificial heart research (Dr. Pierce, Dr. Kolff and Dr. Akutsu).

He is the author of more than 30 scientific publications and is the author of more than 15 patents.

Prof. Bart Meuris, M.D.

Cardiac Surgeon
KU Leuven, Belgium

Prof. Thierry Carrel, M.D. 

Cardiac Surgeon
University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland

Walter Dembitsky, M.D.

Cardiac Surgeon and Medical Director
Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, U.S.A.

Prof. Gilles Dreyfus, M.D.

Cardiac Surgeon
Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM), Paris

Prof. Richard W Bianco, M.D.

Professor of Surgery, Director of Experimental Surgery, University of Minnesota, U.S.A. 
Medical School and Veterinary College

Prof. Michael Borger, MD PhD

Cardiac Surgeom
Leipzig Heart center, Germany

Prof. Joerg Kempfert, MD

Cardiac Surgeon
German Heart Center Berlin, Germany


Scientific advisors

Prof. Dominik Obrist, Ph.D
—Head of Cardiovascular Engineering at Artorg University of Bern, Switzerland 
—Biofluid mechanics, experimental and computational fluid dynamics

Jean Geringer, Ph.D
—Material Sciences and tribology
—Professor at École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne

Stefano Mischler, Ph.D, Senior Scientist
—Material Sciences and tribology
—Head of tribology group at EPFL

Pierre Perrier, Ph.D
—Designer of the Rafale aircraft and Head of the Advanced Studies at Dassault-Aviation
—Member of the French Academy of Sciences, Paris, France

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