SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Restoration Robotics, Inc. announces the appointment of Mr. Ryan Rhodes as President and CEO.
Mr. Rhodes brings over 25 years' experience in marketing, sales and leadership in the medical device industry.
Prior to joining Restoration Robotics, he spent over 13 years at Intuitive Surgical Inc., the market leader in surgical robotics. While at Intuitive, he held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice-President of World-Wide Clinical Marketing, Sr. Director of World-Wide Marketing and Director of Marketing.
Mr. Rhodes was a key architect of the company's procedure market focus and development efforts, including the successful launch of the global Urology franchise. Prior to Intuitive Surgical, he spent over 11 years in various management positions in sales, marketing, professional education, and market development at Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company.
"I am excited to join Restoration Robotics at this pivotal time in the company's growth. As robotic technology continues to advance and improve the world of medicine, the opportunities that lie ahead for Restoration Robotics are enormous," said Mr. Rhodes. "We are focused on accelerating the growth and adoption of ARTAS® robotic technology to change the world for those with hair loss."
Hair Loss by the Numbers
Over 35 million men are affected by male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) in the United States alone.1 Approximately two-thirds of American men will experience appreciable hair loss by age 35; by age 50, 85% will see significant loss in hair thickness.2 Genetic hair loss, which typically begins between late adolescence and before or during middle age, is largely untreatable outside of surgery.
About Restoration Robotics
Restoration Robotics, Inc., (San Jose, CA) is a privately held medical device company dedicated to transforming the field of hair restoration. The company designs and develops the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System, the first and only physician-assisted system to harvest follicular units directly from the scalp and create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms. The company has unique expertise in machine vision, image guidance, visual servoing and robotics, as well as developing intuitive interfaces to manage these technologies. Restoration Robotics is located in the heart of the high-technology center of Silicon Valley.