Limited Capacity: 75 spots available
DATE: May 21, 2021 at 9:30am
SPEAKER: Jill Amstutz
TOPIC: Innovation in acute stroke therapy
Jill will speak on stroke thrombectomy (removal of blood clots in the brain) which is performed at many hospitals such as UCSF, Stanford, CPMC, John Muir and Kaiser. She will include some patient education information such as the signs of stroke (FAST).
She is VP of Strategic Marketing for WhiteSwell, where she is inspired by the opportunity to provide a valuable new approach to heart failure therapy that will help patients and clinicians. She strongly believes in the importance of developing the scientific support for new innovation.
Most recently, as VP of Global Marketing at Neuravi, she launched programs including the Clot Summit, which sought to advance the treatment of acute ischemic stroke through scientific research on stroke-causing thrombi. She has worked on a number of cardiovascular products at start-ups like Sadra Medical and larger corporations such as Guidant and Abbott Vascular.
She has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor's degree from Princeton University. Born in Washington DC, Jill grew up primarily in Orinda, graduating from Miramonte High School in 1981. She attended Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, and attended middle school in Hong Kong.
When she is not asking why, Jill enjoys hiking and being immersed in the sights, sounds and scents of nature.