Chris has over 20 years of experience in academic research and the medical device industry. His academic research has covered hemodynamics and vascular structure mechanics, with an emphasis on disease research and medical device interactions with the body. Chris remains the Director of the Vascular Intervention Biomechanics & Engineering (VIBE) Lab at Stanford University (vibelab.stanford.edu) where his is an Adjunct Professor of Surgery. He has authored >90 journal, conference, and book chapter publications.
In his industry experience, Chris has worked at small and large medical device companies, with experience spanning design, manufacturing, preclinical testing, clinical trials, marketing, and fundraising. He has helped launch over a dozen products through FIH trials, CE Mark, and FDA approval. Most recently, Chris was co-founder and CEO of Koli, Inc., a medical device startup developing a minimally-invasive, percutaneous solution for symptomatic gallstone disease.
Chris received his B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanical Engineering) from Stanford University.