Published on March 07, 2019

Cardiologist James Joye honored by alma mater for innovation, entrepreneurship

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Cardiologist James Joye honored by alma mater for innovation, entrepreneurship

MONTEREY, Calif. — Cardiologist James Joye has been honored with the 2018 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship by his alma mater, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Joye has been a member of the medical staff of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula since 2009. He specializes in complex coronary, structural heart, and peripheral endovascular procedures, such as repair and restoration of blood flow in the limbs through arteries that have become narrowed or blocked, minimally invasive valve replacement (transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR), and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Joye has received more than 20 patents and founded three medical device companies dedicated to minimally invasive therapies for peripheral arterial disease.

The Ohio University Foundation established the Konneker Medal to recognize current and former faculty members and students who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. It is named in honor of Wilfred Konneker, an Ohio University alumnus renowned for his contributions to these fields.

“Dr. Joye combines the insight and intuition of an inventor with the energy and vision of an entrepreneur.  His work and career typify the individual deserving of the Konneker Medal,” said David Koonce, in presenting the award. Koonce is interim vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the Graduate College at Ohio University.
Joye is a founding board member of VIVA Physicians, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to endovascular research and education, and has been principal investigator in many clinical trials. Joye practices with Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists, with offices in Monterey and Mountain View.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at