THOMAS KOUCHOUKOS joined Stifel Nicolaus, & Co., Inc., in July 2003 to
cover medical technology companies. Prior to his employment with Stifel
Nicolaus, he spent three years at A.G. Edwards & Sons as an Associate
Analyst, where he specialized in medical technology coverage. Mr.
Kouchoukos is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the St. Louis
Society of Financial Analysts. He graduated from Vanderbilt University,
and received his MBA from Washington University.