Zaffer has over 20 years of medical device industry experience with broad management experience at publicly traded and venture backed companies. Prior to Saranas, Zaffer directed clinical research, regulatory affairs and strategic marketing at OrthoAccel Technologies, a Houston-based medical device startup that developed and marketed a Class II medical device to accelerate tooth movement. Zaffer also held numerous management level positions in clinical research, product development, marketing and portfolio planning at St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific. As an expert in the medical device sector, Zaffer has published over 60 articles in international scientific journals and has been an invited to speak at multiple international conferences and seminars. Zaffer received an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, an MS Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a BE Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.