Our Company & Leadership Team

The mission of MediPines is to advance respiratory medicine by providing physiology-based respiratory devices that enhance clinical effectiveness and achieve better patient outcomes. 

MediPines products are produced in our FDA-registered, MDSAP ISO13485:2016 certified manufacturing facility in California.

President & Medical Chair

Steve Lee Medipines Bio

Steve Lee, MBACEO

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Steve Lee, MBA, is the CEO of MediPines. He is a medtech entrepreneur with a corporate background including systems engineering at Hughes Space Systems and corporate management consulting with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Lee has frequently been invited to speak on technology and innovations at leading academic institutions and industry conferences, such as the World Engineering Conference and Convention. 

He was a top-ranked global IP strategist for multiple years. His engineering expertise is in the design of complex medical systems, space subsystems, and enterprise analytic software. The medical technology he co-invented has been included among many reputable sources, including WHO’s list of innovative health technologies. Lee holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Steve Lee, MBA CEO

Steve Lee, MBACEO

Medipines Advancing Respiratory Medicine
Bio

Steve Lee, MBA, is the CEO of MediPines. He is a medtech entrepreneur with a corporate background including systems engineering at Hughes Space Systems and corporate management consulting with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Lee has frequently been invited to speak on technology and innovations at leading academic institutions and industry conferences, such as the World Engineering Conference and Convention. 

He was a top-ranked global IP strategist for multiple years. His engineering expertise is in the design of complex medical systems, space subsystems, and enterprise analytic software. The medical technology he co-invented has been included among many reputable sources, including WHO’s list of innovative health technologies. Lee holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Dr. John B. West, M.D., PhD, D.Sc.Medical Advisory Chair

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John B. West. M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Medical Advisory Chair, Co-inventor of the AGM100. Emeritus professor of medicine and physiology, at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. West remains actively connected and engaged in respiratory physiology research, publishing multiple peer-reviewed journal papers every year. A world-renowned respiratory physiologist, Dr. West is a Fellow of the

National Academy of Medicine and served as president of the American Physiological Society. He has authored over 500 scientific articles and more than twenty medical books, including Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials and Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials, two medical textbook classics. J. B. West publications

Dr. John B. West, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. Medical Advisory Chair

Dr. John B. West, M.D., PhD, D.Sc.Medical Advisory Chair

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Bio

John B. West. M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Medical Advisory Chair, Co-inventor of the AGM100. Emeritus professor of medicine and physiology, at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. West remains actively connected and engaged in respiratory physiology research, publishing multiple peer-reviewed journal papers every year. A world-renowned respiratory physiologist, Dr. West is a Fellow of the

National Academy of Medicine and served as president of the American Physiological Society. He has authored over 500 scientific articles and more than twenty medical books, including Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials and Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials, two medical textbook classics. J. B. West publications

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Phillip Ainslie Ph. D.

Dr. Phillip Ainslie, PhD

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Dr. Ainslie is the Co-director of the Centre of Heart, Lung, and Vascular Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is also Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology. Dr. Ainslie has published more than 350 peer reviewed papers and co-authored the
6th edition of Ward, Milledge & West’s High Altitude Medicine and Physiology.

 

Dr. Philip N. Ainslie, PhD

Dr. Phillip Ainslie, PhD

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Dr. Ainslie is the Co-director of the Centre of Heart, Lung, and Vascular Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is also Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology. Dr. Ainslie has published more than 350 peer reviewed papers and co-authored the
6th edition of Ward, Milledge & West’s High Altitude Medicine and Physiology.

 

Dr. Aidan Raney

Dr. Aidan Raney, M.D., FACC

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Dr. Raney is the former medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. He is also the former surgical director of Hoag Heart Valve Center and recipient of the James and Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair. Dr. Raney has built a team of surgeons, nurses, and technicians that have been consistently ranked #1 in overall patient outcomes in Orange County and one of the top heart surgery programs in California. Additionally, He sits on the board of directors at Octane in Southern California

 

Dr. Aidan Raney, M.D. FACC

Dr. Aidan Raney, M.D., FACC

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Dr. Raney is the former medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. He is also the former surgical director of Hoag Heart Valve Center and recipient of the James and Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair. Dr. Raney has built a team of surgeons, nurses, and technicians that have been consistently ranked #1 in overall patient outcomes in Orange County and one of the top heart surgery programs in California. Additionally, He sits on the board of directors at Octane in Southern California

 

Dr. Gary Sieck

Dr. Gary C. Sieck, PhD

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Dr. Sieck is a past president of the American Physiological Society and Editor-in-Chief of both the Journal of Applied Physiology and Physiology, premier research journals. Dr. Sieck is a Vernon F. and Earline D. Endowed Professor and Distinguished Investigator in the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Science and a consultant in the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering with joint appointments in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Sieck's research focuses on respiratory muscle physiology and cell signaling. He has published more than 450 peer-reviewed papers, and his research has been continuously funded by multiple grants from the NIH for more than 40 years.

 

Dr. Gary C. Sieck, PhD

Dr. Gary C. Sieck, PhD

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Bio

Dr. Sieck is a past president of the American Physiological Society and Editor-in-Chief of both the Journal of Applied Physiology and Physiology, premier research journals. Dr. Sieck is a Vernon F. and Earline D. Endowed Professor and Distinguished Investigator in the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Science and a consultant in the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering with joint appointments in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Sieck's research focuses on respiratory muscle physiology and cell signaling. He has published more than 450 peer-reviewed papers, and his research has been continuously funded by multiple grants from the NIH for more than 40 years.

 

Dr. George M. Zlupko

Dr. George M. Zlupko, M.D. FCCP

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Dr. Zlupko is currently the Director of the Lung Disease Center of Central PA. and Chairman of the Lung Disease Foundation of Central PA, both of which he founded in Altoona, PA. Additionally, he founded the pulmonary practice group of Altoona Lung Specialists in 1977.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.  He has also been certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Zlupko has privileges at UPMC Altoona, the James E. Van Zandt Veterans Hospital and Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital where he is the Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee. 

 

Dr. George M. Zlupko, M.D. FCCP

Dr. George M. Zlupko, M.D. FCCP

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Bio

Dr. Zlupko is currently the Director of the Lung Disease Center of Central PA. and Chairman of the Lung Disease Foundation of Central PA, both of which he founded in Altoona, PA. Additionally, he founded the pulmonary practice group of Altoona Lung Specialists in 1977.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.  He has also been certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Zlupko has privileges at UPMC Altoona, the James E. Van Zandt Veterans Hospital and Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital where he is the Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee. 

 

Leadership

Dylan Sieck, PhDClinical Scientist

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Dylan Sieck, PhD, leads scientific advancement for gas exchange monitoring. He brings over fifteen years of research experience to MediPines. Dr. Sieck was involved with clinical research at the University of Oregon specializing in exercise and cardiovascular physiology. He also has years of respiratory physiology research experience from the Mayo Clinic. He has published multiple research publications focused on post-exercise cardiovascular responses along with respiratory nerve and muscle interactions. 

 

Dr. Dylan Sieck, PhD Clinical

Dylan Sieck, PhDClinical Scientist

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Bio

Dylan Sieck, PhD, leads scientific advancement for gas exchange monitoring. He brings over fifteen years of research experience to MediPines. Dr. Sieck was involved with clinical research at the University of Oregon specializing in exercise and cardiovascular physiology. He also has years of respiratory physiology research experience from the Mayo Clinic. He has published multiple research publications focused on post-exercise cardiovascular responses along with respiratory nerve and muscle interactions. 

 

YoungJae Lee

YoungJae LeeEngineering

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YJ Lee directs engineering activities for MediPines, and has over 17 years of experience in medical device engineering. He has written multiple publications for IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal of Medical Systems, and Journal of Electrical Engineering Technology. Additionally, he completed Ph.D coursework in Biomedical Engineering especially for biosignal measurement and processing. While he was serving as a research lab head, he won the 1st and 2nd award from the Texas Instrument Korea MCU contest. He conducted doctorate research and graduated with a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a special focus on Medical Device and Diagnostic Engineering at the University of Southern California. He holds a total of 13 patents from both Korea and the US.

 

YoungJae Lee, M.S. Engineering

YoungJae LeeEngineering

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Bio

YJ Lee directs engineering activities for MediPines, and has over 17 years of experience in medical device engineering. He has written multiple publications for IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal of Medical Systems, and Journal of Electrical Engineering Technology. Additionally, he completed Ph.D coursework in Biomedical Engineering especially for biosignal measurement and processing. While he was serving as a research lab head, he won the 1st and 2nd award from the Texas Instrument Korea MCU contest. He conducted doctorate research and graduated with a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a special focus on Medical Device and Diagnostic Engineering at the University of Southern California. He holds a total of 13 patents from both Korea and the US.

 

Jason Pacchiarotti

Jason Pacchiarotti Quality Assurance

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Jason Pacchiarotti is a quality and regulatory specialist focused on ensuring MediPines’ products meet or exceed domestic and international regulations as well as MediPines’ own stringent internal quality requirements. Jason has over 12 years of quality experience in the life science industry. He formerly worked for PrimeGen US developing mesenchymal and embryonic-derived stem cells products and has over 20 years experience overall in the life science field.

 

Jason Pacchiarotti Quality Assurance

Jason Pacchiarotti Quality Assurance

Medipines Advancing Respiratory Medicine
Bio

Jason Pacchiarotti is a quality and regulatory specialist focused on ensuring MediPines’ products meet or exceed domestic and international regulations as well as MediPines’ own stringent internal quality requirements. Jason has over 12 years of quality experience in the life science industry. He formerly worked for PrimeGen US developing mesenchymal and embryonic-derived stem cells products and has over 20 years experience overall in the life science field.

 

Leonard Babcock

Leonard BabcockSales Manager

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Leonard is spearheading sales activities for MediPines with a concentration on hospital accounts and clinic implementation. Leonard Babcock has over 25 years of medical device sales and product experience, and has successfully sold respiratory, patient monitoring, anesthesia equipment and IT solutions into many hospital and surgery center accounts. He was a sales executive for Draeger Medical for 17 years by working up from service rep, clinical application specialist, product specialist to sales executive. He has also worked with Penlon LTD and Anesthesia Tools prior to joining MediPines.

 

Leonard Babcock Sales

Leonard BabcockSales Manager

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Bio

Leonard is spearheading sales activities for MediPines with a concentration on hospital accounts and clinic implementation. Leonard Babcock has over 25 years of medical device sales and product experience, and has successfully sold respiratory, patient monitoring, anesthesia equipment and IT solutions into many hospital and surgery center accounts. He was a sales executive for Draeger Medical for 17 years by working up from service rep, clinical application specialist, product specialist to sales executive. He has also worked with Penlon LTD and Anesthesia Tools prior to joining MediPines.

 

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