Company

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.


Team

Greg

Greg Kovacs, M.D., Ph.D.

Founder, Acting CEO

President of SRI Biosciences,
EE Professor/MD Stanford,
Co-founder Cepheid,
Co-founder Stanford Bioengineering

Judith

Judith Swain, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Cardiologist
Previous Chair of Stanford Department of Medicine
National Academy of Medicine

Bruce

Bruce Darling, Ph.D.

Chief Engineer, Co-Founder

EE Professor, University of Washington,
Broad biomedical engineering experience

Laurent

Laurent Giovangrandi, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

20+ years in Biomedical Systems, Algorithms & Physiology Research
Previously Stanford, Malibu IQ

Amy

Amy Droitcour, Ph.D.

R&D/Clinical Program Manager

10+ years R&D leader
Alza, Kai Sensors, Wave80

Richard

Richard Wiard, Ph.D.

Vice President of Operations, Co-Founder

17+ years medical device product development,
LifeScan – Johnson & Johnson, Intuity Medical

Tao

Tao Chu

Lead Electrical Engineer

Azumio, Apple (iPhone)

Dave

Dave Hohl

Principal Software Engineer

19+ years medical device product development
LifeScan – Johnson & Johnson, Intuity Medical, Dionex

Norman

Norman Winarsky, Ph.D.

Chief Strategy Officer

Past President of SRI Ventures at SRI
Launched 60+ ventures worth over $20B
Siri, Intuitive Surgical, and Nuance


External Board Members

Darrell

Darrell Zoromski

Board Member

25+ years in medical and consumer product
Previously CEO of Miramar Labs, VP & CMO at Align Technology,
GM at Zeiss, Director at General Mills

Darrell

Emory Anderson

Board Member

32+ years in healthcare, consumer electronics, and data communication
President and CEO of Intuity Medical
Previously with Adeza Biomedical, Indesys, Atari


Medical Advisors

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Stanley G. Rockson

M.D., FACP, FACC

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

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Glenn M. Chertow

M.D., M.P.H.

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
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Marsh Cuttino

M.D., FAAEM, FACEP

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