Bioventus Appoints Dr. Peter Heeckt Chief Medical Officer
DURHAM, N.C. – April 8, 2013 – Bioventus, a leader in active orthopaedic healing, today announced the appointment of Peter Heeckt, MD, PhD, as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Heeckt is located in Bioventus’ Memphis office and reports to Bioventus CEO Mark Augusti.
An accomplished physician with extensive clinical, teaching and research background in orthopaedics, general, transplant and plastic surgery, Dr. Heeckt, 52, also has more than 15 years of diverse industry leadership experience in major medical device and biotechnology companies. Most recently, he served as co-founder and managing member for Life Sciences Consulting Services LLC, a Memphis-based consulting firm specializing in medical/clinical affairs and healthcare compliance for medical device and biotech companies. His previous positions include Chief Medical Officer for global medical device company Smith & Nephew, and Medical Director for one of the subsidiaries of global health care group Fresenius.
“Peter’s clinical expertise, coupled with his extensive industry background, made him the perfect choice for the position,” Augusti said. “He has successfully handled global responsibilities for everything from clinical affairs, medical education, medical affairs, surgeon advisory boards, patient and product safety, research, innovation, and more. We’re excited to have him join our team.”
Dr. Heeckt received his M.D. from the University of Munich Medical School in Germany. He conducted his research fellowship in the department of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, and completed a second fellowship in the department of plastic surgery at Klinikum Bogenhausen in Munich, Germany.
Bioventus is a biologics company that delivers clinically proven, cost-effective products that help people heal quickly and safely. The company’s innovative products include market-leading devices, therapies and diagnostics that make it a global leader in active orthopaedic healing. Built on a commitment to high quality standards, evidence-based medicine, and strong ethical behavior, Bioventus is a trusted partner for physicians worldwide.