About MediPines

MediPines' Mission:

Advancing Respiratory Medicine

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 Leadership

Steve Lee


Steve Lee, MBA, is the CEO of MediPines and co-inventor of the AGM100®. He is a systems engineer and tech entrepreneur with a corporate background including Hughes Space Systems and management consulting with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Steve is frequently invited to speak on technology and innovation at leading academic institutions and industry conferences such as the World Engineering Convention. Steve was a top-ranked global IP strategist for multiple years. His engineering expertise is in the design of complex systems such as space subsystems, enterprise analytic software, and medical electronics. Steve holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
John B. West

Dr. John B. West

Medical Advisory Chair 

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

Richard Hinds

Medical Director

Richard Hinds, MS, RRT, leads clinical implementation of MediPines technology in numerous hospital departments across the country from Emergency, Respiratory, Anesthesiology, and ICU/Critical care on gas exchange monitoring. Richard has extensive clinical experience working at Mayo Clinic, Rochester for 13 years as a respiratory clinical specialist. In addition, he directed multiple clinical studies in the anesthesiology and respiratory fields at Mayo Clinic. Richard is currently licensed as a respiratory therapist in the state of Minnesota. He holds a M.S. from George Washington University in Clinical Research Administration.

David Tatomir

VP of Sales

David is 30-year medical device sales leader and veteran. He has experience selling anesthesiology and respiratory products into hospital groups with Siemens, Roche Diagnostics, Instrumentation Lab. David holds a B.S. from Michigan State University, with post-graduate work in finance. Formerly he was a medical-technologist and respiratory therapist.
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Emil Chao, PhD

VP of Business Operations

Emil Chao, PhD, brings 25 years of increasing technology strategy and management expertise at Infineon, Amkor, Conexant and Rivian. He is an inventor and published author of technology publications. Dr. Chao holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from UC Irvine.
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Dylan Sieck, PhD

Clinical Scientist

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.
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Dr. Keyur Adhvaryu

Canada Clinical Development

Keyur Adhvaryu, MD, PhD, leads MediPines’ Canadian clinical development effort. Dr. Adhvaryu brings over twenty-five years of research experience to MediPines. His interest areas include molecular biology, infectious disease, and public health. He received his MD from St. George’s University. He did his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oregon and was a research associate at York University. He has published extensively and spoken at numerous scientific conferences.

Clinical Partners

MediPines works with leading medical institutions to continue to advance the science of respiratory medicine. If you are interested in research collaboration opportunities please contact us.