Who We Are

Management Team

Norman A. Paradis, MD


  • Emergency physician with significant experience in private sector biomedical device development
  • Currently leads a large collaboration developing a shock device for the Department of Defense
  • Holds patents on multiple innovations to be incorporated into CPR Therapeutics device
  • Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

Henry Halperin, MD

Chief Scientific Advisor

  • Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Co-inventor of circumferential chest compressions, with 180+ peer reviewed publications
  • Fellow of National Academy of Inventors, with 75+ patents
  • Past chair of the National American Heart Association ACLS Subcommittee

David Danielsen

Business Advisor

  • Experienced business leader with background in commercial operations and product management
  • Senior roles in large and small medical products companies, including Hologic, Genzyme, Boston Scientific, US Surgical, CRA Health, and CairnSurgical

Mike Black

Business Advisor

  • 20 years of executive management experience in resuscitation-related medical device companies
  • Led early-stage company with novel product for assisting CPR through FDA PMA process
  • Successfully grew and sold company to ZOLL Medical

Science Advisors

Graham Nichol, MD

Science Advisory Board

  • Emergency Physician, Professor of Medicine and Leonard A. Cobb Medic One Foundation Endowed Chair in Prehospital Emergency Care, University of Washington
  • Experienced clinical trialist and resuscitation researcher; Led randomized trials including the PARR 2, VELOCITY, ROC PRIMED, CCC and PART Trials
  • Medical Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC)
  • Coordinating Center Author of multiple AHA scientific statements
  • Master of Public Health Harvard School of Public Health

Karl Kern, MD

Science Advisory Board

  • Renowned for his research on cardiac arrest, co-discoverer of hands only CPR and coronary intervention after sudden death
  • Gordon A. Ewy, MD Distinguished Endowed Chair Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona
  • Co-Director of the Sarver Heart Center


ACEP - Finalist - EM Innovator of the Year

ACEP – Finalist – EM Innovator of the Year

AngelMD - Finalist EM Pitch Club

AngelMD – Finalist EM Pitch Club

RESI Innovator's Pitch Challenge - Finalist

RESI Innovator’s Pitch Challenge –  Finalist

STEMI X Innovation Symposium Finalist

Who We Work With

SBIR - STTR Program
ZOLL Medical
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Nathaniel A. Wickliffe, IP