InspireMD Announces Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD as a Member of its Scientific Advisory Board and Strategic Advisor
TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD Ltd. (Nasdaq: NSPR), a global developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention Stent System (EPS) device for the treatment of Carotid Artery Disease (CAD) and stroke prevention, today announced the appointment of Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA to the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Siddiqui brings extensive knowledge and expertise to InspireMD as a neurovascular surgeon and clinical scientist focused on and dedicated to the comprehensive management of ischemic stroke and vascular diseases involving the brain and spinal cord.
"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Siddiqui as a member of our Scientific Advisory Board and as a strategic consultant to the Company," said Marvin Slosman, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD. "His significant expertise and insight in treating acute stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions, will provide valuable support and guidance in advancing our CGuard stent platform and MicroNet™ mesh as we expand our portfolio and consider additional indications. CGuard continues to deliver superior patient outcomes and stroke prevention when compared to conventional stents and endarterectomy surgery in patients with life-threatening carotid artery disease. We look forward to Dr. Siddiqui’s contributions to the success and direction of the Company.”
“The potential advancement of the CGuard Carotid stent using its proprietary MicroNet mesh for sustained embolic protection without excessive increase in metal surface area, provides a foundational advantage for improved patient outcomes and prevention of stroke. It is my pleasure to be affiliated with the InspireMD team to collaborate and advance new and innovative solutions for this growing market focus and improved patient care,” said Dr. Adnan Siddiqui.
Dr. Adnan Siddiqui is Vice-Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). He serves as Director of Neuroendovascular Research, Fellowship, and the Canon Stroke and Vascular Research Center at UB. He also serves as Director of Neurosurgical Stroke Service at Kaleida Health, and is the Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer for the Jacobs Institute, a medical innovation center focused on accelerating device development in vascular medicine based in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Siddiqui recently served as Chair (2020-2021) of the Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). He has also served as the Secretary for the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) (2020-2021). He has served on the Endovascular Task Force of AANS, and been on multiple scientific and educational committees of the AANS, CNS, SNIS, American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Society Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Siddiqui is a reviewer for Stroke, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery and Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery as well as for numerous other medical journals, and he has over 500 peer reviewed publications.
Dr. Siddiqui completed fellowship training in Interventional Neuroradiology, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Neurocritical Care at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed his Neurosurgical residency at Upstate Medical University. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and his medical degree from Aga Khan University, Pakistan.
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNet® technology to make its products the industry standard for carotid stenting by providing outstanding acute results and durable, stroke-free, long-term outcomes. InspireMD’s common stock is quoted on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol NSPR, and certain warrants are quoted on the Nasdaq under the symbol NSPRZ.
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