Jay S. Yadav, MD
Chairman and CEO (Retired), CardioMEMS/St. Jude Medical

Jay S. Yadav, M.D., is the Founder and former Chief Executive of CardioMEMS, acquired by St. Jude Medical. He was the founder of Angioguard (acquired by JNJ) and initial investor and director of SMART Therapeutics (acquired by Boston Scientific).  Dr. Yadav is a director of several private life sciences and technology companies.  He is a Director of Georgia Bio, the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), the Bio/Med Investor Network, and former Chairman of the Southeast Medical Device Association (SEMDA).

Dr. Yadav has authored two books, over two hundred publications, and holds over forty patents. He has received numerous honors including the American Heart Association Top Ten Scientific Advances for 2003, Ellis Island Medal of Honor for 2004, Southeast Medical Device Association Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2010, Phoenix Award for Medical Devices 2011, Association of Telecom Professionals Award 2011, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Healthcare (Southern Region) for 2011, Association for Corporate Growth Deal of the Year 2014 and Georgia Bio Deal of the Year 2014.