Our  Team

Advancing Respiratory Medicine

smt2 format quote iconOur mission 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.

Steve Lee, MBACEO

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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.

Steve Lee 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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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

Dr. John B. West 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

Richard HindsMedical Director

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Bio

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. 

Richard Hinds Medical Director

Richard HindsMedical Director

Medipines Advancing Respiratory Medicine
Bio

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. 

David TatomirVP of Sales

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Bio

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.

 

David Tatomir VP of Sales

David TatomirVP of Sales

Medipines Advancing Respiratory Medicine
Bio

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.

 

Ron PasewaldRegional Account Manager

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Bio

Ron is a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of Wisconsin and has over 15 years experience in respiratory assessment and treatment. He's led many initiatives in his career, most notably as President of the Wisconsin Society for Respiratory Care. His most recent achievement was leading a respiratory department at Ascension Healthcare in the Midwest, one of the largest healthcare systems in the country, through the COVID pandemic.

Ron was the 2016 Specialty Practitioner of the Year for the AARC in Acute Care and has co-authored multiple abstracts for publication. Ron is the Regional Account Manager for the Midwest and leads the educational training for Medipine's customers.

 

Emil Chao, PhD VP of Business Operations

Ron PasewaldRegional Account Manager

Medipines Advancing Respiratory Medicine
Bio

Ron is a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of Wisconsin and has over 15 years experience in respiratory assessment and treatment. He's led many initiatives in his career, most notably as President of the Wisconsin Society for Respiratory Care. His most recent achievement was leading a respiratory department at Ascension Healthcare in the Midwest, one of the largest healthcare systems in the country, through the COVID pandemic.

Ron was the 2016 Specialty Practitioner of the Year for the AARC in Acute Care and has co-authored multiple abstracts for publication. Ron is the Regional Account Manager for the Midwest and leads the educational training for Medipine's customers.

 

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. 

 

Dylan Sieck, PhD Clinical Scientist

Dylan Sieck, PhDClinical Scientist

Medipines Advancing Respiratory Medicine
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. 

 

Dr. Keyur AdhvaryuCanada Clinical Development

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Bio

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. 

 

Dr. Keyur Adhvaryu Canada Clinical Development

Dr. Keyur AdhvaryuCanada Clinical Development

Medipines Advancing Respiratory Medicine
Bio

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.