Apollo Endosurgery taps Dr. Christopher Gostout to be CMO: 5 key notes

Austin, Texas-based Apollo Endosurgery found its next chief medical officer in gastroenterologist Christopher Gostout, MD, according to Yahoo! Finance.

Here's what you need to know.

1. Dr. Gostout has more than 30 years experience in the gastroenterology and hepatology fields at the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.

2. Dr. Gostout is a leader in minimally invasive endoluminal and surgical procedures.

3. At Apollo, Dr. Gostout's responsibilities will include developing the medical and clinical strategies of the company, while additionally serving as the company's representative for interacting with medical societies.

4. Dr. Gostout retired from the Mayo Clinic in 2016. He ran a successful practice out of the clinic, with a joint appointment in the department of surgery.

5. Apollo's CEO Todd Newton told Yahoo! Finance that Dr. Gostout is "one of the pioneers behind the advancement of endoscopic therapies in general and endobariatric applications in particular."

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