Lincoln Smith was named president/CEO of Altarum Institute (Ann Arbor, Michigan). Smith previously served as Altarum’s COO and replaces retiring CEO Kenneth Baker. Altarum Institute is a nonprofit research institution, specializing in health systems research, analysis and consulting services.

• MedicalCV (Minneapolis) reported that Eapen Chacko will leave his position as VP of finance and CFO of the company on Sept. 15, 2007. MedicalCV makes surgical ablation systems that use a laser energy technology platform to create precise lesions, or scars, in soft and cardiac tissue.