Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava
Co Founder - BlackSwan Vascular
Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava is an entrepreneur, investor, and a corporate executive in the field of medical devices. He has been involved in developing, commercializing, evaluating, and acquiring medical devices for the past 20 years. After holding leadership positions in R&D, business development, and marketing at Medtronic, Abbott Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences, and BTG, plc, he cofounded BlackSwan Vascular--a funded medical device startup company, where he serves on the board of directors. Sanjay also serves as a member of the board of directors at Hancock Jaffe Laboratories, Inc., which is a Nasdaq traded medical device company based in Irvine, CA. In addition, Sanjay currently works as a director, business development at Johnson & Johnson in its cardiovascular group of companies, where he is part of the leadership team at Biosense Webster, Inc., a J&J company. He is also a part of the Tech Coast Angels and TIE Angels groups.
Sanjay served as a vice president, upstream marketing and strategy at BTG, plc, when it was a $800MM revenue company traded at London stock exchange. BTG was later acquired by Boston Scientific. As a director, global marketing at Medtronic, he was instrumental in starting and building its vascular embolization business. Prior to that, he was a director, R&D, where he led the development of Solitaire FR clot retriever for treating acute ischemic stroke through its CE mark and IDE approval for the US clinical trial SWIFT. He also led R&D teams for various stents and other interventional products through their FDA clearances and approvals. Sanjay holds 30 issued US patents and numerous International patents in medical devices and has edited two books including one titled “Medical Device Materials” published by ASM International. He was named among 100 Notable People in Medical Device Industry by the prestigious MD&DI (Medical Devices and Diagnostics Industry) magazine. He has been an invited speaker at clinical, business, and engineering conferences to speak about medical device innovation and commercialisation. Sanjay holds a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s from the Indian Institute of Technology. He resides in Southern California with his wife and two children.