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Biostage promotes Saverio La Francesca to president

BiostageBiostage, a biotechnology company, announced that it has promoted its chief medical officer, Saverio La Francesca, to president.

Dr. La Francesca has served as Chief Medical Officer of the Company since April 2014.

Dr. La Francesca is a cardiothoracic surgeon with extensive clinical experience committed to the clinical translation of transformative medical research.

Prior to joining Biostage management as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. La Francesca served in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantation at the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center at the Houston Methodist Hospital, where he developed the current surgical and perfusion techniques for thoracic organ procurement and preservation and where he was also the Director of the Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion Laboratory.

Previously Dr. La Francesca was an attending surgeon at the Department of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas and currently holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in Rome, Italy.


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