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HDU welcomes Shawn Gage to Professional Advisory Board

For Immediate Release June 28, 2021

Contact: Nichole Jefferson, President Home Dialyzors United

Phone: 469.531.3344


Home Dialyzors United President, Nichole Jefferson, Welcomes Shawn Gage to Professional Advisory Board

Dallas, TX. Home Dialyzors United (HDU) welcomes Shawn Gage, Founder, and Director of Clinical Operations at InnAVasc Medical, to its Professional Advisory Board.

Shawn is responsible for all aspects of clinical operations, clinical trial development, pre-clinical testing, and the oversight of medical affairs. He completed his initial medical training at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, followed by a 2-year residency in General Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

As Senior Vascular PA he functioned as a junior vascular surgeon for 14 years within the Division of Vascular Surgery at Duke University, specializing in complex hemodialysis access. At Duke he was active in education and held academic appointments as Director and Associate Director of the PA Surgical Residency Program and continues to function as Adjunct Instructor for the Duke University PA Program.

As an initial member of the PA Section Steering Committee for the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) he has held board positions for the Association of PAs in Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic surgery (APACVS) and is currently a sitting member for the Vascular Access Society of the Americas (VASA) BOD.

Shawn was instrumental in the early clinical program at Humacyte, Inc., a human tissue engineering company that is developing bioengineered blood vessel replacement options with regenerative properties, where he participated in the pre-clinical program and then went on to develop and execute several clinical studies for AV access, peripheral bypass and traumatic vascular repair. Shawn began development of the InnAVasc Graft at Duke in 2011 prompted by recurring challenges identified in his patients with hemodialysis needle-related injuries and complications. Since then, he has continued to lead the clinical development of the InnAVasc technology from bench and now to the bedside in the current clinical study.

John Bayton, HDU Director of Strategic Operations and Director of the Professional Advisory Board said “HDU is thrilled to have Shawn join our Professional Advisory Board. His experience in vascular access will be invaluable to HDU’s overall mission to provide innovation and education to the home dialysis community.”

“Nowhere is the vascular access more important than to the home dialyzor”, adds Executive Director and home dialyzor, Nieltje Gedney.

The Professional Advisory Board has a strategic role in overseeing the mission and vision of HDU. The professional expertise of our Advisory Board Members guides us in creating goals and objectives that impact the home dialysis community. HDU embraces the challenging opportunities of exchanging knowledge and listening to the patient voice. Together, HDU and the Advisory Board will change the status quo for the home dialysis community.

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