Avive Adds Dr. Joseph Smith to Medical Advisory Board
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (September 12th, 2019) – Avive Solutions, Inc., a leading developer of a next-generation Automated External Defibrillator (AED) addressing the global public health issue of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), today announced that Dr. Joseph Smith has joined the Company’s Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Smith’s current role is as President and Chief Executive Officer of Reflexion Health, a Digital Health Corp company. His leadership background also includes serving as Vice President of Emerging Technologies for Johnson & Johnson and Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Guidant/Boston Scientific’s Cardiac Rhythm Management division.
Before that, Dr. Smith was a practicing cardiologist/electrophysiologist for almost twenty years, training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, with subsequent sub-specialty training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and faculty appointments at Washington University in St Louis and Johns Hopkins University.
He also Founded the Arrhythmia Institute, which specializes in interventional cardiac electrophysiology and clinical research. An international speaker on healthcare innovation, Dr. Smith has testified before various Congressional committees on the value of healthcare technology and has served on the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act (FDASIA) workgroup. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard Medical School.
“Dr. Smith is a renowned healthcare innovation leader, and has been at the forefront of bringing industry-disrupting products to market for nearly two decades,” said Sameer Jafri, President/COO of Avive. “His extensive experience working on sudden cardiac death prevention as both a clinician and operator at Guidant/Boston Scientific makes him a perfect Advisor for the Avive Team as we work to bring our innovative and disruptive technologies to market.”
“Advising innovative start-up companies is a labor of love, particularly when the team is driven to fill a clear un-met need with well-matched technology,” said Dr. Joseph Smith. “Having spent half a lifetime working to address the challenge of sudden cardiac death, it’s a distinct joy to work with the skilled and motivated team at Avive as they take a new tact in providing more accessible public-access defibrillation.”
About Avive Solutions, Inc.
Avive Solutions, Inc. is a San Francisco-based privately-held healthcare technology company developing a next-generation automated external defibrillator and software solutions in an effort to significantly increase survival rates from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.