Novel in-office solution for the treatment of infections of the middle ear in children-Amir Abolfathi-06/13/2017 - 6:00pm

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Novel in-office solution for the treatment of infections of the middle ear in children
Event Date: 
06/13/2017 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Amir Abolfathi
Event Speaker Title: 
President & CEO
Event Speaker Company: 
Tusker Medical
Event Speaker Bio: 

Amir has over 28 years of operating experience in the healthcare industry focused on developing and commercializing cardiovascular devices, dental products, hearing prosthetics, and genomic diagnostics & analytics. Amir was the inventor and founder of Sonitus Medical in 2006, a novel non-surgical hearing prosthetic designed for treatment of unilateral deafness, and Sonitus Technologies in 2010. Prior to Sonitus, Amir held a variety of executive positions at Align Technology, Embolic Protection, and EndoTex as well as engineering roles at Pfizer, Guidant, and Baxter-Edwards. Amir holds over 100 issued patents. Amir received an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Southern California and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

Event Details
Cost: 
$6 - Students/In-transition - Members only
$11 - Early-bird Registration - Members only
$20 - Late Registration and Non-Members
$25 - Walk-ins
Event Details: 

Every year in the United States, over 750,000 children undergo tympanostomy tube surgery to address recurrent ear infections or persistent fluid in the middle ear. The vast majority of these procedures are conducted under general anesthesia, incurring the costs of the operating-room environment and exposing children to risks associated with general anesthetic agents. Tusker Medical is developing a suite of pediatric-focused technologies designed to enable placement of tubes in the comfort of an office environment, thus avoiding general anesthetics.