PhysioWave was founded by a group of Stanford researchers who realized that one of the most meaningful measures of cardiovascular health, Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV), was not in widespread use because it was difficult to obtain. They invented a way to measure PWV in under a minute while a patient is being weighed, with no change to clinical workflow.
Realizing the potential of this technology to identify individuals at high risk of cardiovascular disease, the company developed a clinical product, with a clinically valid home version to follow.
PhysioWave’s mission is to help save millions of people from premature death due to cardiovascular disease.
Greg Kovacs, M.D., Ph.D.
President of SRI Biosciences,
EE Professor/MD Stanford,
Co-founder Stanford Bioengineering
Judith Swain, M.D.
Previous Chair of Stanford Department of Medicine
National Academy of Medicine
Bruce Darling, Ph.D.
EE Professor, University of Washington,
Broad biomedical engineering experience
Laurent Giovangrandi, Ph.D.
20+ years in Biomedical Systems, Algorithms & Physiology Research
Previously Stanford, Malibu IQ
Amy Droitcour, Ph.D.
10+ years R&D leader
Alza, Kai Sensors, Wave80
Richard Wiard, Ph.D.
17+ years medical device product development,
LifeScan – Johnson & Johnson, Intuity Medical
Azumio, Apple (iPhone)
19+ years medical device product development
LifeScan – Johnson & Johnson, Intuity Medical, Dionex
Norman Winarsky, Ph.D.
Past President of SRI Ventures at SRI
Launched 60+ ventures worth over $20B
Siri, Intuitive Surgical, and Nuance
External Board Members
25+ years in medical and consumer product
Previously CEO of Miramar Labs, VP & CMO at Align Technology,
GM at Zeiss, Director at General Mills
32+ years in healthcare, consumer electronics, and data communication
President and CEO of Intuity Medical
Previously with Adeza Biomedical, Indesys, Atari
Stanley G. Rockson
Chief of Consultative Cardiology, Stanford
Director of the Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders
Editor-in-Chief of Lymphatic Research and Biology
Editorial board of Angiology
Glenn M. Chertow
Division Chief of Nephrology at Stanford
Research focused on improving care for persons with acute and chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Formerly served on the faculties of:
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Harvard Medical School
- University of California San Francisco
Chairman of Emergency Medicine for the HCA Hospitals system in Richmond, VA
Medical Director for five emergency departments
FAA Medical Examiner, provided past medical support for NASA Space Shuttle operations