DOCTOR HOWARD LOREE | VP of R&D, Flow Medical | Bio-Medical Engineer | MIT | Harvard | Member, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs

Doctor Howard Loree holds two degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT (B.S. and M.S.) and a Ph.D. in medical engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health and Technology. He completed his postdoctoral training in cardiovascular biomechanics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

For the past 24 years, Dr. Loree has held positions of increasing responsibility in the medical device industry and has proven his ability to recruit, lead, mentor and build exceptional engineering teams. He currently serves as the Vice President of Research and Development for Flow Medical, a startup medical device company developing products to treat patients with chronic kidney failure. His specialty is the development of the rotary blood pump systems which are now widely used as cardiac assist devices (i.e. artificial hearts.)

Dr. Loree has authored or co-authored 16 articles in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored three book chapters, holds three patents in the area of biomedical engineering and is a frequent presenter at scientific conferences worldwide. Additionally, he has raised $2.6M in NIH funding for medical device development and has supported several successful applications for FDA approval of clinical trials and commercial products.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1988 – Present
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, 1998 – Present

Dr. Loree is recognized as a leader, strategic thinker, effective communicator, motivator, and results-oriented individual who serves as a Senior Executive with many years of diverse experience in medical device industry with emphasis on cardiovascular. He has developed innovative products in the fields of mechanical circulatory support, spine, ophthalmology, vascular access, peripheral vascular, and neurovascular and specializes in biomechanics, heat & mass transfer, biomedical fluid mechanics, design, biomaterials, in vitro / ex vivo / in vivo testing, project management, IP development and NIH SBIR grants.

Below are just a few of his accomplishments.

  • Vice President of Research & Development with Flow Forward Medical, Inc.
  • Former Vice President of Research & Development with Metactive Medical, Inc.
  • Former Self- Employed, Medical Device R&D Consultant
  • Former Vice President of Research / Chief Scientist with Avedro, Inc.
  • Former Principal Staff Scientist with ABIOMED, Inc.
  • Former Vice President with Orthopeutics, L.P.
  • Former Manager of Research / Senior Scientist with Thoratec Corp.
  • Ph.D. in Medical Engineering from the Harvard‐MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering from MIT
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering from MIT

1. Franano FN, Loree HM 2nd, Tansley G, Woodard S, Hutto B. Blood pump systems and methods. U.S. Patent 9,555,174, 2017.
2. Loree HM, Gernes DB, Armini AJ, Gadarowski DA. Wear-resistant bearings. U.S. Patent 5,887,985, 1999.
3. Yannas IV, Orgill DP, Loree HM, Kirk JF, Chang AS, Mikic BB, Krarup C, Norregaard TV. Prosthesis for promotion of nerve regeneration. U.S. Patent 4,955,893, 1990.


Dr, Loree has been married for 26 years to his wife Ann and they have a 17-year old daughter. Howard serves as a trip leader for the Appalachian Mountain Club and competes in triathlons at the Olympic distance, with his first half ironman race scheduled for late this summer.

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