A Cardiovascular Physician Assistant since 1997, the focus of Kollpainter’s career has been on endoscopic vessel harvest and post-operative patient care. Since its inception, Kollpainter has been involved with all aspects of endoscopic vessel harvest. He has been named a Diamond level harvester by Guidant, having one of the largest known harvesting experiences. He has been a contributor at the corporate level as a Clinical and Teaching Consultant as well as being an Advisory Board Member since 2002. Kollpainter most notably contribution is that of the Maquet HEMOPRO cut-and-seal technology. It has been his honor to have been one of the handful of CVPA’s to teach endoscopic harvest techniques extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and India. Kollpainter has been involved with bedside ultrasound since 2005, receiving credentials as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in 2008.