2020 Distinguished Inventor of the Year Award
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
Professor of Cardiology, in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, with joint appointments in Pediatric Cardiology, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, and Anatomy Innovation background in Cardiovascular Medicine, Electrophysiology, plus several other fields
Dr. Asirvatham’s main invention a catheter-based venous navigation system that permits the delivery of electrical energy to locally treat brain tissue causing seizures, avoiding the need for a craniotomy and surgical resection of a much larger section of brain tissue. His invention also permits trans catheter treatment of tissue that may be inaccessible from a surgical approach.
Dr. Asirvatham is a prolific inventor, having produced 212 invention disclosures, 203 filed patents, 59 issued patents, 40 technologies licensed or optioned, and numerous technologies that have improved the health of human beings.
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