Dr. Kaplan is an active medical device entrepreneur who has been on the founding teams of several venture-backed medical device companies including Conformal Medical, Tryton Medical, LocalMed and Perclose (acquired by Abbott). He has consulted to many medical device companies and was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Three Arch Partners. Aaron is a practicing interventional cardiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. In addition, he directs the Synergy Clinician-Entrepreneur Fellowship and chairs the Dartmouth Device Development Symposium. Prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty, Dr. Kaplan was Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Palo Alto VA and served on the faculty at Stanford University. Aaron has more than 65 peer-reviewed papers, 45 U.S. Patents, and was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (Class of 2015). He received a B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Cum Laude) from Tufts University, an M.D. from Wake Forest University, medical training at Northwestern University and cardiology training at Stanford University.