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Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Board 2014 - present

Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Board Co-Chair

Board Co-Chair
Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD,
is the Dean of the Medical School, Vice President for Clinical Affairs, and a Distinguished McKnight Professor in Pediatrics, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, at the University of  Minnesota. Dr. Tolar's term will be ending this fall.






Andre Terzic, MD, PhD, Board Co-Chair

Board Co-Chair
Andre Terzic, MD, PhD, FAHA,
is Michael and Mary Sue Shannon Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. Recognized with the distinction of Marriott Family Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and Marriott Family Director of Comprehensive Cardiac Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Terzic is Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology; Chair, Discovery-Translation Advisory Board; and Director, National Institutes of Health “Cardiovasology” Program.



Shernan Holtan

Shernan Holtan, MD, is employed by the University of Minnesota in the Department of Medicine. An associate professor in the division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, Dr. Holtan is also the Medical Director for the Clinical Trials Office, a member of the Masonic Cancer Center Executive Committee, Co-Chair, GVHD Cancer Center Translational Working Group, and director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Survivorship Clinic.



Ven Manda, Board Member

Ven Manda, BSc, MSc, serves as President of Renal Care Solutions (RCS) within Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG), responsible for the strategic direction and global leadership of the RCS business. Mr. Manda is focused on providing better quality of life for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients worldwide. In this role, he oversees a cross-functional team representing R&D, manufacturing, operations, clinical, quality and regulatory affairs and global commercial teams. Mr. Manda has been with Medtronic since 1994. He was the recipient of the 2002 Wallin Leadership Award and is a member of Medtronic's honorary Bakken Society.




Past Board Members:

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, BA, MPA          2014-2020

Roberta J. King, MPH                                   2014-2020