TEAM

Meet The Team

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Cliff Ansel, BASc., MBA
 CEO
  • 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
COO
  • 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

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

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Prof. Noam Gavriely 
CMO
  • 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.

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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
Production 
  • Mechanical Engineer

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

Our Advisory Board
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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

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Jens Spiel

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

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