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 News Release - May 24, 2007

KCI Announces the Appointment of Chief Medical Officer

SAN ANTONIO--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: KCI ), a global medical technology company with leadership positions in advanced wound care and therapeutic surfaces, today announced the appointment of Dr. Dan Ciaburri to the position of Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining KCI, Dr. Ciaburri was Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He earned his MD, undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Columbia University. He completed residencies in general and cardiothoracic surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

"As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ciaburri brings a broad and diversified skill set to KCI," said Catherine M. Burzik, President and Chief Executive Officer of KCI. "Key among his new responsibilities will be the leadership of our clinical development and medical affairs functions, as well as acting as liaison with key opinion leaders, medical societies and advocacy groups. This strategic hire will serve to strengthen our relationship with our broad base of physician-prescribers as we further our leadership position in the area of advanced wound care."

Prior to joining KCI, Dr. Ciaburri built two national "top 100" cardiac surgery programs, the most recent of which was a start-up program in New York State.

About KCI

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. is a global medical technology company with leadership positions in advanced wound care and therapeutic surfaces. We design, manufacture, market and service a wide range of proprietary products that can improve clinical outcomes while helping to reduce the overall cost of patient care. Our advanced wound care systems incorporate our proprietary V.A.C.® technology, which has been clinically demonstrated to help promote wound healing and can help reduce the cost of treating patients with serious wounds. Our therapeutic surfaces, including specialty hospital beds, mattress replacement systems and overlays, are designed to address pulmonary complications associated with immobility and to prevent skin breakdown. We have an infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of medical professionals and patients across all health care settings including acute care hospitals, extended care facilities and patients' homes both in the United States and abroad.

Source: Kinetic Concepts

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