About the Mitral Foundation

The Mitral Foundation is a 509(a)(3) supporting organization with the purpose to support the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The Mitral Foundation complies with all IRS regulations and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. All donations made to the Mitral Foundation are fully tax-exempt.

The Mitral Foundation has adopted a conflict of interest policy covering any dealings with any directors or company in which they have a financial interest.


David H. Adams, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. David H. Adams is the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.


Jürgen Friedrich
Jürgen Alfred Rudolf Friedrich founded Esprit's European operations in 1976 and was appointed a Non-executive Director in 1997. He has over 32 years of experience in the apparel distribution and marketing business and is currently retired in Switzerland.