Robert Kieval is the Founder of CVRx, Inc., a company in<br>Minneapolis, MN, USA that has developed proprietary implantable medical technology for the treatment of hypertension and heart failure. Dr. Kieval served as the company’s CEO from 2001 to 2006, and has been serving as Chief Technology Officer since that time. In 2006, Dr. Kieval was named an ‘Innovator of the Year’ by the Minnesotabased journal, Twin Cities Finance & Commerce.
Dr. Kieval has over 20 years of medical device industry experience. His previous positions include Business Development Director at ProtoStar, Inc., and divisional Medical Director at Medtronic, Inc, both in Minneapolis. He received doctorate degrees in Veterinary Medicine and in Physiology from The University of Pennsylvania. He currently holds over 50 U.S. and international patents.
Dr. Kieval serves on the Boards of Directors of CVRx, the Medical Device Manufacturers Association in Washington DC, LifeScience Alley in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and The Center for Large Landscape Conservation in Bozeman, Montana.