Meet The Team

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Cliff Ansel, BASc., MBA
  • Founder and former CEO of the Thornhill Medical Group of companies, leaders in innovative respiratory, emergency medicine, and vascular diagnostic devices

  • Commercialized numerous devices globally, including establishing sales and marketing in over 20 countries

  • Raised over $50 million in equity and non-dilutive funding

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Yuval Avni
CTO / Founder
  • Serial Entrepreneur, seasoned inventor and product Developer in medical devices, including respiratory, cardiology, ENT, pain, ophthalmology, and other areas.

  • Founder / R&D of VascuActive, KinetiCure, Motorika, FlowMedic, and others.

  • Inventor on over 30 patents

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Lilach Bar El, CPA
  • Seasoned Finance and Operations executive with 18 years of experience

  • Previous senior roles at Panasonic, Stryker, GE Medical Systems, 

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Drew Miller, P.Eng.
VP Software / Elec.
  • Leader in the design of complex medical systems for military, emergency, and pandemic applications

  • Former VP Electrical of Thornhill Medical, and lead engineer on all of their breakthrough innovations

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Ran Amos
Director of Quality
  • Experienced quality and regulatory manager with over 20 years experience including Teva, Notalvision, and Savion Diagnostics

Rachel Behar
Finance Manager
  • A finance expert with over 20 years experience in accounting and tax 

Prof. Noam Gavriely 
  • World renowned  expert in pulmonary physiology

  • Formerly head of Pulmonary Physiology Unit at the Technion Faculty of Medicine

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Dr. Ishay Ostfeld, MD
VP Medical Affairs
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon

  • IDF Colonel (Reserve), specializing in innovative medical technology for the battlefield

  • Formed Medical Director of Israel's National Insurance Agency

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Ariel Shvager,
VP Engineering
  • Experienced NPI and Design Engineer with an extensive track record in the Medical (Covidien), Automotive, and Consumer Goods industries.

Ariella Ascher
Clinical Coordinator
  • Clinical affairs professional with experience at Teva Pharma, MSD Pharma, and  numerous other small and large medtech and pharma companies.

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Mark Yao
  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Over 20 years of experience in New Product Introduction and development

Our Advisory Board
Dr. Barry Make

Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver. Author of over 400 peer reviewed publications in respiratory medicine. 

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Dr. Donald Tashkin

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UCLA. A world leader in respiratory with over 500 peer reviewed publications.

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Prof. Richard Casaburi

Professor of Medicine, UCLA and Lundquist Institute. World leader in clinical research in COPD including over 300 peer reviewed papers. 

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John Lipman

President, North America, Quanta Dialysis, former COO of KnightBalance (acquired by Philips) and Executive in Residence, KCK Capital Group

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Florence Joffroy-Black

CEO and Founder of Medworld Advisors, Former VP Marketing for Itamar Medical and Draeger

Jens Spiel

Respiratory Marketing Expert, Commercial Manager DACH for SOS Oxygene, Former head of Europe BD for HillRom Respiratory

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