Richard Cartledge M.D., F.A.C.S

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Cartledge is a practicing cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon at Delray Medical Center where he is Director of Valve Surgery and Vice Chief of the Department of Surgery.  He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical society. Dr. Cartledge is fellowship trained in cardiovascular surgery from New York Hospital/Weill Cornel Medical Center and in thoracic surgical oncology from Memorial Sloan Kettering.  He studied mechanical engineering at Lehigh University.  Dr. Cartledge has 15 years experience in the medical device arena.  He is a founder of Smisson- Cartledge Biomedical and inventor of Thermacor 1200 a FDA approved rapid infusion device. The Thermacor 1200 was awarded four Department of Defense appropriations during the course of development. Dr. Cartledge is also a founder and inventor of Mitral Solutions which developed the first adjustable mitral valve annuloplasty ring. He has more than 80 issued and pending patents.