Pam Simons joins AGA Medical as Senior Director of Clinical Affairs

Life Science Partner recruits former Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Uptake Medical

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Pam Simons, an experienced medical device clinical and regulatory executive, to AGA Medical to become Senior Director of Clinical Affairs for the company.  AGA Medical Corporation Plymouth, Minnesota based medical device company focused on the development, design, manufacture, and marketing of nitinol-based occlusion devices and accessories for the minimally invasive treatment of cardiovascular defects and peripheral vascular disease.

In Simons’ previous role at Uptake Medical, a Seattle-based company developing non-surgical treatment for emphysema and COPD, she was responsible for worldwide efforts in clinical and regulatory affairs for the company.  Previously, Simons held a similar role at First Circle Medical where she led development and execution of the company’s global clinical development from Phase I to commercialization.

“Simons is a high energy individual with a demonstrated track record of success in development and execution of clinical strategy and regulatory approval for innovation Class II medical devices,” noted Tom Callaway, MD, founder and president of Life Science Partner.  “With her passion and experience, she will serve AGA Medical well in its mission to bring lasting improvements for patients with cardiovascular defects and peripheral vascular disease.”

Simons earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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