Lishan Aklog

by Justin Cates
Lishan Aklog
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Lishan Aklog, MD is Chairman & CEO of PAVmed (Nasdaq: PAVM), a diversified medical technology company which he co-founded, and its subsidiary Lucid Diagnostics, a cancer prevention company (Nasdaq: LUCD).

Aklog also serves on the board of the leading medtech industry group, AdvaMed, and as an independent public company director. He previously co-founded a medtech holding company and led a portfolio company which commercialized one of his life-saving inventions.

Aklog has consulted for leading medtech companies and is an inventor on dozens of patents. Healthcare Technology Report recognized him as a Top Healthcare Technology CEO of 2021. He had a distinguished career as an innovator in cardiac surgery, serving on the faculty of leading academic centers including Harvard Medical School, and was recognized as an America’s Top Doctor for over a decade.

Aklog fled political violence in Ethiopia as a young teenager. He serves on the board of Human Rights Watch.

Aklog received his undergraduate degree in Physics, magna cum laude, and MD, cum laude, from Harvard University. He completed his training at Harvard teaching hospitals and leading medical centers in London and Paris.

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