• Clearwater-based firm, Mercury Medical, names John Gargaro, MD President and Chief Executive Officer

    John M. Gargaro

    Stanley G. Tangalakis is pleased to announce the appointment of his son-in law, John M. Gargaro, MD as President and CEO effective August 1, 2017. Mr. Tangalakis will remain active in the business as owner and Chairman of the Board.

    Dr. Gargaro, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, graduated from Harvard University and the University of Michigan Medical School. He currently serves as Chief of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Kaiser Permanente, Colorado.

    “We are pleased to have Dr. Gargaro join Mercury Medical, bringing with him his innovative leadership style and extensive medical knowledge,” said Stanley G. Tangalakis, owner and Chairman of the Board of Mercury Medical.

    Dr. Gargaro has held several leadership positions in the past, including Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Secretary-Treasurer of the medical staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

    Dr. Gargaro has consulted with Wright Medical and Johnson & Johnson/DePuy, as well as held clinical research and speaker panel positions for Sanofi-Synthelabo and Organon Labs in the pharmaceutical field.

    For over 50 years, Mercury Medical, a veteran-owned medical products company headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, has been recognized by the industry as a leading provider of innovative airway management devices. For more information, visit www.mercurymed.com or contact Deborah Olson, Director of Marketing at dolson@mercurymed.com.

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