Dr. Abbott J. Krieger Named Chief Clinical Liaison by Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc.

July 01, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc. (ABD) has appointed of Abbott Krieger, M.D., F.A.C.S. to the position of Chief Clinical Liaison. In this newly created position, Dr. Krieger will lecture about the indications and latest advances in diaphragm pacing, and be available for clinical discussions regarding potential candidates for the breathing pacemaker.

Dr. Krieger's expertise with Avery breathing pacemakers began in 1981 while he was Chief of Neurological Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Following his early work with breathing pacemakers, Dr. Krieger went on to pioneer the reinnervation of the diaphragm through the use of intercostal to phrenic nerve grafts. He reported the first successful use of the technique in Neurosurgery in October, 1994.

Dr. Krieger has traveled extensively around the world presenting grand rounds and lectures on his innovative work. As a visiting professor, he has assisted other physicians in the development of their local diaphragm pacing programs. He also has performed his groundbreaking surgery in international locales from Brazil to Turkey.

Dr. Krieger most recently served as Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He is currently in private practice at Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, where he coordinates breathing procedures at the plastic surgery center. This institution offers not only cutting edge respiratory procedures but also elective procedures such as tummy tuck.

Linda Towler, CEO, states, "We are honored to have Dr. Krieger join our team. His experience and expertise will be an invaluable addition to the future growth of ABD."

Dr. Krieger is available for consultation with professionals who have inquiries about breathing pacemakers, especially about patients with quadriplegia, central sleep apnea or other conditions that may benefit from a breathing pacemaker. He also is available to offer teaching rounds and lectures on the subject.

Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc. (ABD) is a privately-held biomedical device manufacturer located on Long Island, New York. It produces the breathing pacemaker: an implanted phrenic nerve stimulator which is used to free many quadriplegic and central hypoventilation patients from mechanical ventilation. Through its affiliate, Avery Custom Devices, Inc., ABD manufactures high-quality platinum contact electrodes for research projects, clinical trials and commercially distributed medical devices.

About Abbott Krieger, MD

Dr. Krieger's interest in respiration, specifically the abnormality related to sleep apnea, led him to study at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1968-1970) where he eared a doctorate of medical sciences. During this time he identified an ascending respiratory pathway in the spinal cord that plays an active role in respiratory control.

Dr. Krieger continues with research and clinical work. His emphasis remains with his original interest, the neurological basis of respiration and the surgical interventions to improve it. He has completed intercostal to phrenic nerve graft procedures in human quadriplegic subjects in Brazil, Turkey, England, Switzerland, Israel, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is encouraged by the positive results of these procedures.

He currently works with his son, Dr. Lloyd Krieger, who specializes in liposuction

For more information visit http://www.RodeoDrivePlasticSurgery.com or http://drlloydkrieger.com/

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