Ascentx Medical

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Advisory Board


PROF. GLEN LEHMAN, M.D., Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board

Since 1987 Professor Glen Lehman has served as a Professor of Medicine & Radiology, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. Professor Lehman served or has served as a consultant to various healthcare companies including Glaxo Smith Kline, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Hoffman LaRoche, Enteric Medical, Wilson-Cook, Bioform, Endonetics, Olympus America, Boston Scientific.

From 1969 to 1972, Professor Lehman performed his residency and fellowship (Gastroenterology) at the Indiana University Medical Center. From 1968 to 1969 he performed an internship at Duke University. Professor Lehman received his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1968.

In 1996 Professor Lehman was the recipient of the Rudolf Schindler Award presented by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


DR. HEIKO VISARIUS, Ph.D., MBA, Chair of the Business Advisory Board

Dr. Heiko Visarius is an executive with international experience in the health care sector, especially in the area of medical device technology. A Ph.D. in engineering obtained in the USA and a Swiss/ US MBA degree combined with his professional experience allow him to relate to a broad spectrum of business areas, such as sales, marketing, R&D, finance, supply chain and general management. Dr. Visarius’ top skills include Start-ups, Entrepreneurship, and Product Launch.

Dr. Heiko Visarius served as CEO of a successful start-up company with an associated exit. Since then, he held various leadership positions with global players of the medical device industry including Medtronic (Head Europe/Spine) and Synthes (CEO Medivision, Member Executive Committee, Director Marketing Europe, Director Emerging Markets). He had P/L responsibility in Europe for a 3-digit million USD revenue volume in a direct operation and also has extensive experience in the Emerging Markets.

The Swiss Confederation contracted Dr. Visarius as Innosuisse (formerly CTI) Startup Coach starting 2012. In that year, he also started VISARTIS Healthcare GmbH. Mandates are today in the areas of business coaching (also accredited for the European Union and Platinn), business development, expertise/juror and Medtech projects. Since 2017, he is also responsible for the Life Science part of the innovation agency of the canton of Bern (be-advanced).

In addition, Dr. Visarius serves on boards of companies in medical devices as well as the FHNW (university) and the Swiss Excellence Foundation. He and his family live in Switzerland. Dr. Visarius speaks German, English and French.

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