Bruce Shook is a medical device executive with more than 30 years of industry experience, including multiple early stage ventures focused on opportunities in cardiac surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and vascular disease. He serves as Director, President and CEO for both Intact Vascular and Vesper Medical. Intact Vascular is a privately held medical technology company that develops and commercializes vascular scaffolding technology for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. The company is currently marketing the Tack Endovascular System® in the U.S. and Europe. Vesper Medical was spun out of Intact Vascular in late 2016 and is developing a novel family of venous stents designed to treat deep venous disease.
Prior to Intact Vascular and Vesper Medical, Mr. Shook was co-founder, Director, President and CEO of Neuronetics, Inc., [NASDAQ: STIM] a publicly traded device company that markets a non-invasive brain stimulation technology for the treatment of depression.
Previously, Mr. Shook was co-founder, Director, President and CEO at Neuron Therapeutics, a venture-backed company developing a drug/device product for the treatment of CNS disorders, and President of Abiomed [NASDAQ: ABMD], where he obtained PMA approval for the first FDA-approved ventricular assist device. Mr. Shook also developed cardiac pacing and anti-arrhythmia products at Cordis Corporation.
Mr. Shook holds advanced degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Business Administration from Columbia University and the MIT Sloan School of Management, respectively. He earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University. Mr. Shook currently serves on the Board of Directors at Neuronetics, Venarum Medical, the Penn State Research Foundation (Vice Chairman) and Life Sciences Pennsylvania (Medical Technology Committee Chairman). He previously served on the Board of Directors at Surgiquest, Respicardia and CoTherix.