“I am extremely pleased to join Titan as the principal investigator for upcoming trials of Amadeus,” said Boyd. “The company’s robotic surgical platform is indeed evolutionary and overcomes the technical hurdles that are currently faced by surgeons using robotics in surgery.”

With the completion of Phase B development of the Amadeus prototype, the company has finalized its development plans for Phase C and is moving forward to complete the clinical-grade prototype which is projected to be completed in the last quarter of 2010.

“We are honored to have Boyd, a pioneer in cardiothoracic surgery and the use of robotic surgical systems, agree to expand his role from Medical Advisor of the company to become the lead investigator of future Amadeus trials,” said . Reiza Rayman, President of the company. “As lead investigator, Boyd will be instrumental in the design and conduct of dry lab and clinical trials. His appointment further validates the potential Amadeus will have in the operating room and the benefits that it will have among patients, hospitals and surgeons around the world.”

He is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in general and cardiothoracic surgery.

In 1999, Boyd completed the world’s first closed-chest, beating-heart coronary artery bypass surgery with the use of the ZEUS Robotic Surgical System, and is recognized throughout the worldwide medical community for his pioneering work in cardiothoracic surgery and the use of robotic surgical systems.

Boyd has authored or co-authored book chapters in medical textbooks on robotic cardiac bypass surgery and computer-assisted interventions among many other heart-related topics and has published numerous abstracts on his specialty interests.

Boyd has received numerous fellowships, scholarships and awards including a fellowship in Medical Education from the University of Ottawa and a fellowship in Transplantation/Mechanical Assist Devices from the Ottawa Heart Institute, where he was a Clinical Scholar. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada awarded him a fellowship in surgery and Washington University granted him a mini-fellowship in lung transplantation. He is named in the 2003 edition of Florida’s Top Doctors. In 2004, Good Housekeeping Magazine named Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery as the “Top Cardiovascular Center in the Nation.”

In 2004, Castle-Connelly named him as one of America’s Top Doctors in cardiothoracic surgery.