- As Research Program Manager, Joe Kilroy, PhD, helps manage the Foundation’s funded research pipeline, grants, and select funded projects.
- He will also focus on building relationships among focused ultrasound stakeholders.
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation welcomes Joe Kilroy, PhD, in his new role as Research Program Manager. Joe will help manage the Foundation’s funded research pipeline, grants, and select funded projects. He will also dedicate time to engaging the scientific community and building robust relationships among focused ultrasound stakeholders.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Joe was a cofounder and CEO of SoundPipe Therapeutics, a medical device company developing an ultrasonic drug delivery catheter to treat cardiovascular disease. In that role, he gained valuable experience with regulatory and commercialization strategies, investor relations, and grant management.
Joe earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. He went on to study at the University of Virginia (UVA), where he received his PhD in biomedical engineering. He later joined John Hossack’s laboratory at UVA as a research assistant, where he designed, built, and tested intravascular ultrasound catheters for microbubble–mediated drug delivery.
“I had the privilege to work with former Foundation team member Matt Eames, PhD, and have been following the Foundation’s work for some years,” said Joe. “The Foundation’s mission speaks to my passion for clinical translation of new technologies to improve patient lives, and I look forward to accelerating the development and adoption of focused ultrasound.”