Grant Hoffman

Director of Health & Medical Commercialization & Engineering

Grant brings over 10 years of medical device experience to the Balance team. Originally starting in vascular devices and implantable valves, he developed the world’s first approved stent device for the treatment of venous disease. Realizing the need for a broader range of products, Grant built the venous disease program at Cook Medical into a range of products designed to address the complex stages of venous disease treatment. in 2012 Grant left Cook Medical for Cleveland Clinic Innovations to become Innovations Officer, responsible for commercializing technologies from the Biomedical Engineering department of the Lerner Research Institute and the Glickman Urology & Nephrology Institute. His transactions led to the development of multiple successful medical technologies.

Engineer by education, Grant’s position at Balance aligns with his passion of bringing new technologies to the market for the purpose of improving patient care. “I always knew I wanted to be an engineer, but not until my time in industry did I realize how much more you can do with the degree. There is nothing more professionally fulfilling than developing a product with the patient in mind, and seeing their recovery shortened by the hard work completed to bring that product to their clinician. It is this sense of purpose that I have become passionate about in my work.” 

Grant holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and has been awarded 17 US and International patents for life-saving medical devices.