Nelson, Tim PhotoTimothy Nelson, MD, PhD

Founder & CEO, Heartworks


As a physician/scientist trained in medicine and cardiac developmental biology, I have been driven to innovate with available technology with the goal of new product development. Congenital heart disease provides the optimal mix of challenges and opportunities to allow cross-functional teams to succeed and grow a whole new industry. The industry is the sustainable and growing academic research fueled by impact philanthropy that can de-risk product development and enable corporate-partners to provide the lowest-cost solutions to medical institutions- patients benefit and purpose-built team expand.

Our Purpose is to inspire biomedical innovation teams and solve real-world medical problems with a focus on products that will obsolete the traditional processes that define yesterday’s healthcare experience.