Howard Root

Howard Root

Howard Root is the Chief Executive Officer of Vascular Solutions, Inc., a company he founded in 1997 to develop a vascular sealing device, took public in 2000, and has subsequently transformed into a clinically-based multiple product medical device company. Over the last 20 years, Howard has led Vascular Solutions in inventing, developing and launching over 100 new medical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular conditions, resulting in over $1 billion in cumulative sales. Howard is the primary inventor of the GuideLiner guide extension catheter.