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Stephen Oesterle, MD
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Oesterle has been a director of HeartWare since January 2016. He is a Venture Partner at the global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (“NEA”), where he focuses on NEA’s medical device investing practice, and he acts as a strategic advisor to investment firms EQT and Temasek Holdings. Prior to joining NEA in 2015, Dr. Oesterle served as Medtronic, Inc.’s Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology and as a member of the Executive Committee where he provided executive leadership for Medtronic scientific research, technological strategies and development of relationships with medical communities, technical universities, financial institutions and emerging medical device companies around the world. Prior to joining Medtronic in 2002, Dr. Oesterle served as Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard University Medical School and Director of Invasive Cardiology Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr. Oesterle developed and directed interventional cardiology programs at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles from 1986 to 1991, at Georgetown University from 1991 to 1992, and at Stanford University from 1992 to 1998.

Dr. Oesterle graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 1973 and went on to receive his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine in 1977. He was a post-doctoral fellow in cardiology at Stanford University, where he subsequently served on the faculty for more than a decade.