NERv is excited to welcome Dr. Joao Rezende-Neto who has joined the executive team as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Joao joins NERv from the University of Toronto. Dr. Joao has been a major part of NERv’s journey for over three years where he started by overseeing NERv’s early studies back in 2018. Dr. Joao has performed more than 10,000 major operations and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Highly regarded in the community as the “inventor surgeon”, his research focuses on the development of medical devices. He also holds 9 patents and has licensed his inventions to the industry. He has also developed two original surgical procedures. He is currently the lead for Device Development and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital.