Delcath Systems, Inc. (Delcath Systems), a medical technology company, has appointed Krishna Kandarpa as its executive vice president (EVP), research & development (R&D), and chief medical officer(CMO), effective October 10, 2009. Kandarpa replaces Mark Morrison, who resigned to pursue other interests.
Prior to joining Delcath, Kandarpa, was tenured Professor and former Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and Radiologist-in-Chief at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, which he joined in 2002. He was also a faculty member at the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, for more than a decade, from 1987 to 1998.
Before deciding to attend medical school at the University of Miami, Dr. Kandarpa was a Research and Development Engineer at Duracell International Laboratory for Physical Science. He earned a PhD in Engineering Science & Mechanics from Penn State University and a BS in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering from Washington University (St. Louis).
Kandarpa has served on several national and international expert panels and consensus groups on endovascular interventions. Before joining the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in 2002, he was at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he was a Professor of Radiology and Chief of Service and Director of the Division of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology at The New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell).