Titan Medical Inc.
TSX VENTURE : TMD

Titan Medical Inc.

July 07, 2011 08:00 ET

Titan Medical Inc. Appoints Dr. John R. Valvo as Vice President of Medical Affairs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 7, 2011) - Titan Medical Inc. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMD) today announced that it has appointed Dr. John R. Valvo, M.D., F.A.C.S. as Vice President of Medical Affairs, effective immediately. He will be reporting directly to Craig Leon, Chief Executive Officer of Titan Medical.

"Dr. Valvo joins Titan Medical at a vital point in our Company's stage of development," said Mr. Leon. "His wealth of knowledge and expertise in robotic surgery will be an important asset in building a novel robotic surgical platform, leading our world-class medical affairs team, and supporting the clinical launch and commercialization of Amadeus. Since his appointment to our medical advisory board nearly a year ago, he has provided innovative thought and leadership, and I am pleased to welcome him to the Titan Medical management team."

"I look forward to working as an integral member of the Titan core team, preparing Amadeus for scientific and clinical trials, future commercialisation, and helping to expand Titan Medical's portfolio," commented Dr. Valvo.

Dr. Valvo is currently the Chief of Urology and Executive Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York. Following a 20-year career performing open surgery, Dr. Valvo founded the robotic program at Rochester General Hospital in early 2004, which currently ranks in the top four percent of robotic surgeries in the United States with over 30 robotic surgeons and over 4,000 robotic surgeries performed to date. Having authored more than 100 scientific articles and helped to create many robotic programs in the northeast, Dr. Valvo's focus on robotic surgery credentialing led to a notable published paper on policy guidelines for robotic surgery, which has become a template for many upstart robotic surgery programs throughout the country. Additionally, he has experience performing complex urologic surgery for cancers of the genitourinary tract through the surgical platform. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Urological Association and is certified by the American Board of Urology. He is also a member of the Monroe County Medical Society, the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association and the Society for Lap Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Valvo earned his bachelor of science at Marietta College and his M.D. from SUNY Buffalo.

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™, a next generation 4-armed robotic surgical system, with the objective of enabling surgeons to remotely manipulate surgical instruments. Robotic surgery has developed over the past 10 years into a proven and growing method of treatment. The current global robotic surgical market size is 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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