University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Fellows Leadership



Danny is a physician entrepreneur. He founded or co-founded several device companies that have attracted venture capital funding, including Respicardia, Amphora, Mainstay Medical, and Kspine.

He was a venture capital investor with Investor Growth Capital and Spray Venture Partners, and served as a director on the boards of ten health care companies. He was previously an Instructor in Medicine in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Danny holds over 30 patents or applications across a variety of therapeutic areas. He earned BA and MD degrees from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.




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