Titan Medical Inc.
TSX VENTURE : TMD

Titan Medical Inc.

August 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Titan Medical Inc. Appoints Dr. Balasubramanian Sivakumar to Its Medical Advisory Board

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2011) - Titan Medical Inc. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMD) announced today that it has appointed Dr. Balasubramanian Sivakumar, M.D., to the Company's Medical Advisory Board.

"We are very pleased to have Dr. Sivakumar join our team," said Dr. Reiza Rayman, President of Titan Medical Inc. "Dr. Sivakumar has been recognized by his peers as one of the very best general surgeons in his community, and his 33 years of experience will be invaluable in the execution of our general surgery strategic initiatives and milestones for the Amadeus Composer."

"I am very excited about the opportunity to be a Medical Advisor to Titan Medical," said Dr. Sivakumar. "Robotic surgery is here to stay and it is my hope that my experience, knowledge and guidance will advance robotics in my specialty of general surgery."

Dr. Sivakumar is currently Vice President of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY and President elect of the medical staff for 2012. During his medical career, Dr. Sivakumar has achieved numerous awards such as The Patricia Ann Award of Excellence at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center which signifies the most distinguished award to a physician of the Highest Quality (1990); The CNY magazine 2010 Peer Recognition Award as the Best General Surgeon in the Region; and the Physician Top Star Award from St. Joseph's Hospital in 2009, to name just a few. Dr. Sivakumar is a robotic surgery proctor/mentor and has trained numerous surgeons practicing robotic surgery in specialties including General Surgery; Cardiac Surgery; Urologic Surgery; Thoracic Surgery, and Gynecologic Surgery. Dr. Sivakumar is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY and Director for Advanced Cardiac Life Support program at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. In addition, he teaches family practice residents at St. Joseph's Health Center. Dr. Sivakumar's administrative responsibilities include Director of the Surgical Critical Care Unit; Surgeon, Ambulatory Care Unit; and Director of the Department of Surgical Physician Assistants at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center.

About Titan Medical Inc.

Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company (TSX VENTURE:TMD) focused on the development and commercialization of robotic surgical technologies. The Company is currently developing Amadeus Composer™, a surgical system that has a uniquely designed external robot and flexible instruments, and allows surgeons to overcome constraints of surgical procedures in small to medium spaces. Amadeus Maestro™, the Company's next generation 4-armed robotic surgical system with advanced communication and training, utilizes the Titan True Touch Technology and is targeted to surgical procedures in large spaces. Robotic surgery has developed over the past 10 years into a proven and growing method of treatment. The global robotic surgical market size is currently estimated to be approximately $1 billion and is estimated to grow to $5 billion by 2015 with potential for placement of 6,000 robotic surgical systems. The Company is researching and developing innovative technologies to empower surgeons to use robots in the operating room of the future. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.titanmedicalinc.com.

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