Richard Stack, M.D.
Managing Director

Richard Stack is a co-founder of Synergy Life Science Partners. Additionally, Richard is President of Synecor, LLC, a business generator and financial incubator of new medical device companies. In the past six years, Richard has co-founded and invested in five major medical device companies, including Synecor. Richard chairs the scientific advisory board, leads the pre-clinical testing services provided and is the interim President of each Synecor spinout company.

Richard is recognized as an international thought leader in the medical technology field. He has authored over 360 manuscripts, book chapters and scientific abstracts. He has been a principal and co-principal investigator of three NIH grants and received numerous research awards during his career including the International Award for Best Interventional Cardiology Experimental Research (1995, Netherlands). Richard has invented and/or invested in numerous technologies that have become widely adopted by physicians the world over. He has over 100 worldwide patents issued or pending on a wide variety of medical devices.

Richard is a co-founder of BaroSense, InnerPulse and TransEnterix. Additionally, Richard serves on the Board of Directors and is the Scientific Advisory Board Chairman of BaroSense.

Richard is Professor Emeritus of Medicine in Cardiology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he spent his entire academic medical career, since 1981, as Founder and Director of Duke Interventional Cardiology. Richard retired early from his academic career to join the investment community with the formation of Synecor, LLC in 2000

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