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Margot Damaser, PhD

216.444.1103

Margot Damaser, Ph.D.

Appointed: 2005

Margot Damaser, PhD
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code ND20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.1103
WorkFax:216.444.9198
Margot Damaser, PhD
Department: Urology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code ND20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.1103
WorkFax:216.444.9198
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Margot Damaser, PhD, maintains an active research lab investigating the causes of and treatments for female pelvic floor disorders.

To learn more, visit: http://www.lerner.ccf.org/bme/damaser/index.php

Education & Fellowships

Doctorate - University of California at Berkeley
Bioengineering
Berkeley, CA USA
1994
Undergraduate - Harvard University
Bioengineering Sciences
Cambridge, MA USA
1987

Awards & Honors

  • Awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2000
  • Named as Rehabilitation Research Career Scientist Award, Department of Veterans Affairs in 2004

Additional Training

  • Visiting Scientist, Departments of Urology and Physiology & Biophysics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 1994
  • NIH NIDDKD Postdoctoral Trainee/AFUD Fellow, Division of Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn., 1994-1996

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/6/2014, Dr. Damaser has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Damaser receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Damaser receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • T-DOC Company, LLC

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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