Jay Caplan is Co-founder and President of Fractyl Health and has held leadership positions in the medical device field for more than 20 years.
Prior to founding Fractyl Health, Jay was the Chief Operating Officer of the Candela Corporation, a world leader in aesthetic devices. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research and Development at InfraReDx, Inc. a venture-backed startup developing a novel cardiovascular imaging system to identify lipid-rich coronary plaques.
Prior to InfraReDx, Jay was Vice President of Operations for Thermo Cardiosystems, where he led the team developing the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device. Jay holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.