Board of Directors
Shaun R. Bagai
Shaun R. Bagai
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bagai has served as our Chief Executive Officer and director since June 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bagai led Global Market Development for HeartFlow, Inc. from 2011 to 2014, which included directing Japanese market research, regulatory/payer collaboration, and Key Opinion Leader development to create value resulting in a company investment to form HeartFlow-Japan. During his tenure at HeartFlow, he successfully orchestrated their largest clinical trial to date and contracted HeartFlow’s first global customers. In addition, Mr. Bagai has launched innovative technologies into regional and global marketplaces in both large corporations and growth-phase novel technology companies. He was instrumental in developing the European market for renal denervation for the treatment of hypertension leading to the acquisition of the first renal denervation company — Ardian, Inc. by Medtronic in 2011. Mr. Bagai is a graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BSc. in Biology/Pre-Med.
Ramtin Agah, MD
Ramtin Agah, MD
Chairman, Chief Medical Officer, and Founder
Dr. Agah has served as our Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder since December 2009, and as Chairman of the Board since May 2018. Dr. Agah is currently an Interventional Cardiologist at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, a role he began in September 2005. He also has acted as a physician consultant for Abbott Vascular since July 2012. Previously, Dr. Agah was an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine with the Division of Cardiology, University of Utah. Dr. Agah completed a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology with Cleveland Clinic Foundation, a Residency in Internal Medicine with Baylor College of Medicine and a Fellowship in Cardiology with University of California, San Francisco. He received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Laurence J. Marton, MD
Laurence J. Marton
Dr. Marton has served as our director since December 2012. In addition, in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Marton serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Association for Cancer Research Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Cancer Commons. In the for-profit sector, he serves on the boards of Cellsonics, Matternet, Microsonic Systems, Nanotics, Omniox, and xCures and is an advisor to Assurance Health Data, Enable Medicine, Immunai, PharmaJet, and the Precision Medicine World Conference. Previously, Dr. Marton was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Chaired the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF, where he was a Professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Neurological Surgery. Dr. Marton received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Previously, Dr. Marton was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Chaired the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF, where he was a Professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Neurological Surgery. Dr. Marton received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his BA from Yeshiva University.
Una S. Ryan, PhD, OBE
Una S. Ryan, PhD, OBE
Dr. Ryan has served as our director since 2013. Dr. Ryan has extensive experience leading public, private and non-profit companies. She serves on the boards of Cortexyme (CRTX), Elemental Machines (chair), Cambridge in America, and Bristol University US Foundation (chair). Dr. Ryan is an LP at Breakout Ventures and Lionheart Ventures. She focuses on women-led ventures as Managing Director of Golden Seeds, and partner in Astia Angels. She has a large portfolio of early-stage companies in San Francisco and Boston. She was a serial CEO of Diagnostics for All, Waltham Technologies and AVANT (now CLDX). Continuing a career translating science to successful businesses, Dr. Ryan is now translating science to art and founded ULUX (www.uluxart.com) bringing science perspectives to the art world. Dr. Ryan holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, B.Sc. degrees and honorary D.Sc. from Bristol University. Her academic career included Professorships of Medicine at Miami, Washington and Boston Universities. She held the titles Howard Hughes Investigator, American Heart Association Established Investigator, and NIH MERIT Awardee. She has received numerous awards including the Albert Einstein Award (2007) for outstanding achievement in the life sciences, the Cartier Award (2009) and World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer (2011). In 2002, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Dr. Ryan the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Ms. Macfarlane has served as our director since September 2018. She currently serves as CEO of Perceive Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotech company dedicated to solving the major unsolved causes of vision loss. Ms. Macfarlane founded and serves as a Managing Partner of ForSight Labs, LLC an ophthalmic incubator formed in 2005 to focus on innovation in ophthalmology which has started eight companies in both therapeutics and medical devices. Ms. Macfarlane served as both the founding CEO for ForSight VISION4, Inc. through the acquisition (acquired by ROCHE – FDA approved SUSVIMO®), and founding CEO of ForSight VISION5, Inc. and then at acquisition (acquired by Allergan). Previously, Ms. Macfarlane served as Chief Technology Counsel to The Foundry, a medical technology incubator, and Technology Counsel for Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., a renowned physician/entrepreneur where she participated in formation development of nine companies from 1999 to 2004. She previously served on the senior management teams and counsel at TransVascular, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), AneuRx, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), and VidaMed Inc. (through IPO). Ms. Macfarlane is an inventor on 25 U.S. issued patents. She received her BA in Business Administration from San Francisco State University, and her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. She currently serves on the board of Perceive Biotherapeutics, ForSight VISION6, Inc., Recognify Life Sciences, Spiral Therapeutics, the non-profit Fogarty Innovation and is a mentor in the Ferolyn Powell Leadership Program.
Mr. Diamond was appointed to the Board on May 9, 2021. Mr. Diamond currently provides strategic guidance and operational oversight to CEOs and boards of directors in the Life Sciences industry. Mr. Diamond has extensive experience assisting management teams and boards of directors with capital financing and strategic business planning nationally and internationally and has built strong relationships with prominent investment bankers. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for ScynceLED as well as the National Life Sciences and Technology Practice Lead at Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., a national CPA firm since 2015 and has over 30 years of experience in both public accounting and industry. Mr. Diamond previously served as Audit Committee Chair and Board Member of Oncotelic Therapeutics as well as Board member for Kreston International ($2 billion CPA network), a member of the board of San Diego Venture Group and was a Founding Member of UCSD Connect. He is a Certified Director in Corporate Governance from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and an active CPA, licensed in the United States, Israel and South Africa.