David Whittaker, MD
David brings a combination of clinical, innovative and entrepreneurial experience to ESV. As a practicing vascular surgeon, his clinical expertise spans the full breadth of minimally invasive endovascular procedures and open vascular reconstructions. His work in both the private and academic sectors enables a wide-ranging perspective on the clinical and economic factors that affect patient care and medical device development. A Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is an active contributor to medical research and clinical practice guidelines with numerous publications, textbook chapters and presentations to his name. He holds several patents and has guided the way from concept to manufacturing on several products. As a retiring US Navy Captain, David has held several senior positions within the Department of Defense and the Defense Health Agency that provide him with a unique understanding of the federal health and bioscience ecosystems. David graduated from the Naval Academy with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and received his MD from the University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard University) and his Vascular Surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Dartmouth College).