I am deeply saddened by the news that Bruce Wilkoff, MD, a veteran cardiologist with Cleveland Clinic and a legend in the field of cardiovascular medicine, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7. He was 69 years old.
I had the privilege of working with him when he consulted for Intermedics back in the 90s, and as late as last year (May 2023), when he and Prof. Niraj Varma were the first to implant the OPTIMIZER Integra CCM-D device developed by my team at Impulse Dynamics.
As I reflect upon his remarkable professional life, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Dr. Wilkoff’s indelible impact on patients, physicians, and the CRMD Industry across the world will forever resonate.
To Dr. Wilkoff – You may have departed from this world, but your legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.