Don brings more than 20 years of device development and leadership experience. In addition to a track record of building and directing highly effective teams, Don has held key roles taking products from inception, though device development, clinical trials, and then successfully into commercialization. Don has extensive experience directly helping transform women’s healthcare with key innovation and leadership roles at all stages for Conceptus (acquired by Bayer AG). More recent activity includes serving as VP of R&D leading both heart valve replacement prosthetics and minimally invasive implantation programs at Arbor Surgical Technologies (acquired by Medtronic). Don is a named inventor on 55 issued US patents. Don has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, San Diego.
Important Safety Information:
The Mara Water Vapor Ablation System is indicated to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with menorrhagia due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete. Pregnancy following the Mara procedure can be dangerous. The Mara procedure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or an IUD. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and considerations associated with the use of the Mara Water Vapor Ablation System. Please refer to the device labeling for a detailed discussion of the device’s intended use, relevant warnings, precautions, side effects, and contraindications.