Salvatore (Sam) Privitera, JD

Chief Technical Officer

Sam Privitera, J.D. joined AtriCure in July of 2017. Prior to joining AtriCure, he served as Vice President of Research and Development at Bard Medical (BMD), a division of C.R. Bard. During his five-year tenure, he grew the division to over $1 billion in global revenue. Additionally, he was responsible for a broad range of clinical platforms including Therapeutic Hypothermia, Urologic Drainage, Endourology, Brachytherapy, and Home Care where they impacted over 150 million patients on an annual basis. Before his role at Bard, he worked for AtriCure as the Vice President of Engineering and Product Development for nine years, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson and Johnson company, in a variety of research, development and operations roles for over twelve years. Mr. Privitera received his B.S. from the University of Buffalo, M.B.A. from Xavier University and J.D. from Northern Kentucky University.