A portrait of Dr. Kevin Chung, chief medical officer at SeaStar Medical
Dr. Kevin Chung will be the chief medical officer of SeaStar Medical. [Photo courtesy of SeaStar Medical]

SeaStar Medical has hired Dr. Kevin Chung as chief medical officer of the medtech developer starting July 1.

Denver-based SeaStar is developing a platform therapy focused on hyperinflammation of vital organs. The company’s Selective Cytopheretic Device was designated as a breakthrough device by the FDA earlier this year.

SeaStar is set to go public in the third quarter of 2022 through a combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) LMF Acquisition Opportunities (Nasdaq: LMAO).

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