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EndoGastric Solutions adds Floyd Loop to the board

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Staff writer | Redwood City, Ca., USA | August 26, 2010
EndoGastric SolutionsAugust 26, 2010, Redwood City, Ca., USA - EndoGastric Solutions, a medical devices company, announced that Floyd D. Loop has joined its board of directors.
Until his retirement in 2004, Dr. Loop served the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 35 years, holding leadership positions including Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Governors (1989-2004) and Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Dr. Loop and his colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic were responsible for developing the use of arterial conduits in coronary artery surgery, for innovations in valve repair and for pioneering technical improvements for re-operations.

Dr. Loop has served as the President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, as a Director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and as a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. He has received Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Cleveland State University, St. Louis University, and Purdue University.

Dr. Loop is an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon and a recipient of the American Heart Association Citation for International Service and the American College of Cardiology Cummings Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Loop received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his M.D. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. His postgraduate training was at George Washington, the U.S. Air Force at Andrews Air Force Base, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Loop currently serves on the public boards of Intuitive Surgical, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and Athersys, Inc., and other private boards.