Avive Adds Dr. Ricardo Martinez to Medical Advisory Board
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (January 3, 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. Ricardo Martinez has joined the Company’s Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Martinez is a nationally recognized emergency physician who has practiced emergency medicine clinically for more than 30 years and held senior roles in business, academia, and the federal government.
Currently, Dr. Martinez is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Adeptus Health, a leading patient-centered healthcare services company that is also the parent company of the largest freestanding emergency-room network in the U.S. – First Choice Emergency Room. Before joining Adeptus, Dr. Martinez served as the Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Schumacher Group, a leading emergency medicine practice management company, and was also appointed Federal Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by President Clinton. Finally, he has been a senior medical advisor to the National Football League since 1988, facilitating medical care, emergency planning, preparedness, and public health for The Super Bowl.
“Dr. Martinez is well recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in the field of emergency medicine, and we are excited that he has joined our Medical Advisory Board,” said Sameer Jafri, President/COO of Avive. “His involvement further validates that the AED industry is ripe for disruption and that there is a need for the novel technology that we are bringing to market. We look forward to working with Dr. Martinez to make the emergency medicine community aware of Avive as we continue to progress toward commercialization.”
“As an emergency physician, I am thrilled to join Avive’s Medical Advisory Board. EMS was started to move care from the hospital out to the streets, saving time and lives, especially for time-sensitive conditions such as cardiac arrests,” said Dr. Ricardo Martinez. “Avive’s next-generation AED technology has the potential to make anyone an effective first responder and lifesaver. I’m excited to work with this inspiring company on their mission to empower anyone to save a life.”
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.