Who We Are

Management Team

Norman A. Paradis, MD

President/Founder/CEO


  • 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 Officer


  • 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

Elisha M. Ronzio

Director of Operations


  • Experienced Project and Operations leader with background in Biomedical/Med-Device Research and Contract Administration
  • Project Manager of Research and Development for a large, multi-institutional Department of Defense consortium grant to develop a Class III trauma device

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

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

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