Xeltis hired Dr Paulo Neves as Vice President for Clinical and Medical Affairs. Paulo brings to Xeltis remarkable medical experience as a practicing cardiac surgeon and pioneering implanter of a number of cardiovascular medical devices, along with medical lead roles at medtech companies.

Prior to Xeltis, Paulo served as Medical Director Europe at California-based medical device company BioVentrix and as Chief Scientific Officer of Vortex Heart, a medtech start-up he co-founded. He is a cardiac surgeon at Hospital da Luz Arrábida; Vila Nova de Gaia, in Portugal and previously worked as a consultant for cardiovascular medical device companies including Abbott, LivaNova and NeoChord.

A Fellow of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (FETCS) since 2016, Paulo authored over 30 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is an MBA candidate at Warwick Business School in UK, holds a Medical degree from University of Coimbra in Portugal and Certificates of Advanced Studies in Cardiovascular Interventions from the University of Zurich.

“It is terrific to be able to tap into Paulo’s surgical, medical and business expertise, as we are striding across pivotal trials and towards market with a number of cardiovascular applications of our restorative devices,” said Eliane Schutte, Xeltis CEO.