Lynn is a consultant at CardioMed Device Consultants. She is a well-recognized consultant in the area of preclinical cardiovascular and vascular device studies.
Lynn holds a degree in Wild Animal Training and Management from Moorpark College and is certified as a Laboratory Animal Technologist by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. She started her research career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 1987 performing lab functions relating to animal studies for all departments within the medical center, including pediatrics, nephrology, ophthalmology, and cardiology. In 1997 she took a position running the preclinical cath lab at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) where she played a pivotal role in running animal trials related to drug coated stents, intravascular imaging studies, NOGA mapping and intracardiac therapies. She was recruited to Stanford University in 1999 to become the Managing Director of the Interventional Cardiology Research Lab at Stanford University. This lab was prolific in partnering with industry to develop new catheter based technologies for cardiovascular disease, including atherectomy and mitral valve repair amongst others. In 2006 she joined the Center for Biomedical Sciences and Emerging Technologies (CBSET) as the Director of Interventional Services. This lab is a not-for-profit contract research organization that specializes in preclinical GLP studies. As a research interventionalist, Lynn has performed thousands of highly technical, interventional catheter-based procedures and is experienced creating diseased models of myocardial infarction, thrombectomy, elastase-induced aneurysms, and in stent restenosis. As a Study Director, she has directed hundreds of regulatory studies to determine safety of coronary and peripheral artery stents, drug coated balloons, OCT, IVUS, and NIRs technologies, atherectomy, and thrombectomy devices. She has a broad knowledge of lab operations (in-life and pathology), regulatory requirements for animal research, animal models for cardiovascular and vascular device testing, and protocol development / report writing. Lynn is practiced at working with a team of lab operations staff, veterinarians, pathologists, medical writers, and quality assurance auditors to produce high quality results and reports. She has authored or coauthored numerous abstracts and peer reviewed articles for medical journals and professional meetings.