BUFORD, Ga. – Theragenics, a provider of medical devices designed for cancer treatment and surgical procedures, has named Peter Fitzgerald as its chief medical officer.

Fitzgerald will work with Theragenics as a consultant. He currently is director of the Center for Cardiovascular Technology and Director of the Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory at Stanford University Medical School.

A cardiologist, Fitzgerald also has a PhD in engineering and has been a principal and founder in the launching of eight medical device companies.

As a consultant, Fitzgerald has worked with such firms as Boston Scientific, Medtronic and St. Jude Medical.