Robert S. Kieval
Robert Kieval is Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company located in Minneapolis, MN. He is a member of its Board of Directors, and served as President and CEO of CVRx from its inception in 2001 through October, 2006. During that time, he advanced the company from initial product concept through FDA approval to commence a pivotal clinical trial of CVRx’s flagship product, the Rheos Baroreflex Hypertension Therapy System. In 2006, Dr. Kieval was named an Innovator of the Year by Twin Cities Finance & Commerce. Kieval has over 16 years of medical device industry experience. His previous positions include Business Development Director at ProtoStar, Inc., and divisional Medical Director at Medtronic, Inc. He completed his undergraduate and graduate training at The University of Pennsylvania, where he received doctorate degrees in Veterinary Medicine and in Physiology. In addition to serving as a Director of CVRx, Kieval also currently serves on the Board of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association.