About Aria CV

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Aria CV was founded in 2010 by Drs. John Scandurra and Karl Vollmers, who were members of a team that invented the technology during a fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center. Aria has performed a successful acute first in human clinical study in Vienna, Austria and is now preparing for a U.S. clinical trial under FDA’s Early Feasibility Study Program to evaluate the safety and efficacy of long term implants in PAH patients.

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Our Team

Dan Gladney

President & CEO

John Scandurra, DVM, MS

Chief Scientific Officer

Karl Vollmers, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Dan Mans

Vice President Clinical Affairs

Marc Knutson

Director R&D

Gary Graham

Vice President Operations

Board of Directors

Jason Rushton Darshana Zaveri Renee Masi Maria Berkman, MD, MBA

Scientific Advisory Board

E. Kenneth Weir, MD (Chair) Marc Pritzker, MD Paul Hassoun, MD Steve Yakubov, MD Gregg Stone, MD


We are always looking for new talent! Email us at contact@ariacv.com.