Dr. James Vetter is an Interventional Cardiologist and former Clinical Faculty Member and Partner in Cardiovascular Medicine and Coronary Interventions (the “Simpson Group”) at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California. He is also a former Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto California, and a former Instructor of Clinical Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals.
Dr. Vetter received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Minnesota State University (Magna cum Laude) and a Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical College (Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society). Academic and post-graduate appointments include an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, a Fellowship in Cardiology/Electrophysiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and an Interventional Cardiovascular Fellowship at Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, California.
Dr. Vetter has made extensive contributions to technology advancements in medicine as well as other fields. Dr. Vetter is Principal Inventor and Co-Inventor of numerous medical devices and methods as well as aeronautical technologies, which have been granted many U.S. and international patents and continuations. He is a Founder or Co-Founder of several medical device companies and has served in multiple advisory and leadership positions, as follows:
1991 – 1996 Physician Advisory Council: DVI (Guidant, Inc.)
1992 – 1996 Co-Founder, President, Board of Directors: Perclose, Inc. (Sold to Abbott, Inc.)
1999 – 2007 Co-Founder and Chairman: Rubicor Medical Inc. (Sold to Medical Partners, LLC.)
2000 – 2001 Original Co-Founding Shareholder, Board of Directors: Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc. (Sold to EV3, Inc.)
2000 – 2001 Board of Directors, Clinical Advisor: Cardiovasc Inc.
2004 – 2006 Board of Directors, Minority Shareholder: Magellan Systems International, LLC (Sold to DuPont, Inc.)
Dr. Vetter is qualified by the National Board of Medical Examiners as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease. He is currently a licensed Doctor of Medicine and Surgery in the state of California, and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He received the Upjohn Award for Excellence in Medicine in 1985, and received honors for Best Teaching Fellow in the years 1986 – 1988. He is the author of several book chapters and numerous manuscripts in the fields of Peripheral and Coronary Intervention and Cardiac Electrophysiology.