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    Brian Duncan Bio

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    Brian Duncan

    Brian Duncan, MD
    Vice President


    After completing training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Brian Duncan was a staff pediatric cardiac surgeon from 1995 through 2008 at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Duncan’s specialty interests included transplantation in children and adults with end-stage congenital cardiopulmonary disease and mechanical circulatory support for these patients. While working clinically, he authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, more than 25 book chapters and wrote the definitive textbook on pediatric circulatory support entitled Mechanical Support for Cardiac and Respiratory Failure in Pediatric Patients. Dr. Duncan is also an experienced device developer and was the Principal Investigator for a new pediatric ventricular assist device developed with support from a $4.2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Pediatric Circulatory Support Program. 

    In 2008 Dr. Duncan was appointed the Medical Director for Cleveland Clinic’s Emerging Businesses group, a position I held until 2010. In 2010, he became the Ohio Venture Partner for the Ann Arbor-based venture capital firm, Arboretum Ventures and also a Vice President in Business Development for the Northeast Ohio medical technology incubator, BioEnterprise. In both of these roles, Dr. Duncan evaluate and assist medical technology firms in all aspects of business strategy and development, including issues related to regulatory, reimbursement, manufacturing and financing/fundraising. Dr. Duncan holds advisory board positions for BioOhio, the Ohio Venture Association, TechColumbus, the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Children’s National Medical Center. He received undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.