Meet The Team
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
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
Lilach Bar El, CPA
Seasoned Finance and Operations executive with 18 years of experience
Previous senior roles at Panasonic, Stryker, GE Medical Systems,
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
Director of Quality
Experienced quality and regulatory manager with over 20 years experience including Teva, Notalvision, and Savion Diagnostics
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
Dr. Ishay Ostfeld, MD
VP Medical Affairs
IDF Colonel (Reserve), specializing in innovative medical technology for the battlefield
Formed Medical Director of Israel's National Insurance Agency
Experienced NPI and Design Engineer with an extensive track record in the Medical (Covidien), Automotive, and Consumer Goods industries.
Clinical affairs professional with experience at Teva Pharma, MSD Pharma, and numerous other small and large medtech and pharma companies.
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.
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.
Prof. Richard Casaburi
Professor of Medicine, UCLA and Lundquist Institute. World leader in clinical research in COPD including over 300 peer reviewed papers.
President, North America, Quanta Dialysis, former COO of KnightBalance (acquired by Philips) and Executive in Residence, KCK Capital Group
CEO and Founder of Medworld Advisors, Former VP Marketing for Itamar Medical and Draeger
Respiratory Marketing Expert, Commercial Manager DACH for SOS Oxygene, Former head of Europe BD for HillRom Respiratory