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Evan Kelso

President / WestSide Angels

MedTech Practice Leader

Ph. 248.605.2028 Ext. 705

Evan Kelso joined City Side Ventures as the MedTech Practice Leader and the co-founder and President of West Side Med-Tech Angels, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Prior to his role at CSV, Mr. Kelso held the position of Chief Executive Officer at the med-tech startup Xenocor. During his tenure at Xenocor, he played a pivotal role in overseeing the development of the Saberscope, an innovative single-use surgical laparoscope and imaging system. Evan’s professional background is notably diverse, having gained extensive expertise within the medical device industry, with a particular focus on Depuy Synthes Spine and Covidien / United States Surgical.

Evan’s exceptional clinical acumen positions him as a proficient contributor to translational research within the life science sector. Leveraging his experience in leading a med-tech startup, he excels in conducting rigorous due diligence in various critical areas, including milestone creation, quality systems, technology transfer, intellectual property management, regulatory affairs, manufacturing processes, packaging, fundraising, and commercialization.

In addition to his business degree from Columbia College, Evan Kelso further enriches his comprehensive clinical training with certifications in an array of surgical specialties. These encompass Ortho/Spine, Biologics, Imaging, ENT, GYN, URO, Colo-Rectal, Dermatology, General Surgery, MIS/Robotic, Cardiac, Vascular, and Thoracic procedures.

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