Karen D. Talmadge, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer

Karen D. Talmadge, Ph.D. co-founded Kyphon and has served as a member of our board of directors since inception. She has also served as our Chief Science Officer since June 2003 and as Executive Vice President since November 1998. From January 1994 to November 1998, Dr. Talmadge served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer. Dr. Talmadge holds an A.B. in Biology from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Harvard University.