Team KidneyCell

Howard Leonhardt

Executive Chairman and CEO

Inventor with 22+ U.S. Patents, Founder 30+ startups, Developed Leading Stent Graft System

Phil Patton


21 years medical device innovation experience, Temple University Business & Marketing Degree

Dr. Leslie Miller

Chief Medical Officer

Former Chairman Cardiovascular Medicine University of Minnesota, 80+ clinical trials, 241 publications, Co-Editor leading Text Book Stem Cell Therapies

Jeff Donofrio

Vice President of Marketing

30 years medical device sales and marketing experience, formerly with Cardiac Assist, Inc.

Alex Richardson

Vice President Engineering and Product Development

30 years medical device development experience, formerly with Alfred Mann companies

Dr. Jorge Genovese

Vice President Bioelectric Regeneration Research

30 years experience organ regeneration, former Director Cardiac Regeneration Lab University of Utah

Dr. Stuart Williams

Vice President Biologics Research

35 years experience biologics research, Director Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Regeneration Lab

Jeremy Koff

Vice President Business Development

30 years medical device development experience primarily with Alfred Mann Companies- Alfred Mann’s nephew

Dr. Brett Burton

Director of R&D

Ph.D. Bioengineering University of Utah, 7 years experience biomedical product development

Brian Hardy

Director of Marketing

20 years startup marketing experience

Kapil Sharma

Senior Bioengineer

MS Bioengineering and Entrepreneurship University of Utah

Nick Kearley

Research Assistant

UCLA Extension Pre-Med, B.S. Degree Operations Management – Boston College, experience with 3 startups

Dr. Samer Banihani

Chief Nephrology Advisor