Robert Barry - President
Robert has over 30 years of medical device industry experience taking products, teams, and companies from inception through product development and clinical trials into successful commercialization. Robert came up with the idea to use targeted steam vapor to treat lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer. He founded Uptake Medical for treating lung diseases with vapor and raised venture capital to build a world class team that supports product development, clinicals and commercialization. Robert has extensive clinical field experience working closely with global leaders in the field of interventional pulmonology. He co-founded and obtained funding for several medical device companies and is board chairman of Stasys Medical Corp. Robert advises for several local Seattle-based medical device companies including Opticyte, Inc. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he worked for Boston Scientific Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., and Bausch & Lomb, Inc. Robert has over 30 U.S. patents, several of which have been developed into successful products in the fields of interventional cardiology, radiology, and pulmonology.
Erik Henne - Vice President of Research and Development
Erik co-founded Uptake Medical Technology and has been leading research and development for vapor technology for the lung since the first pre-clinical study 13 years ago. His major accomplishments include development of the lung ablation dosing algorithm and treatment plan, training of physicians world-wide on the use of lung ablation, and the development of the lung cancer technology from concept to clinical evaluation. In addition to leading the Uptake's research and development efforts, Erik directs the clinical operations team that analyzes lung CT scans to create a personalized treatment plan for all InterVapor patients. He has been awarded over 10 patents to date and numerous peer-reviewed publications in medical literature as lead author.
Kristi Jordan - Vice President of Regulatory and Quality
Kristi has spent over 20 years in the medical device industry, primarily in the fields of cardiology and pulmonology. She has extensive experience in FDA and ISO compliant quality systems, regulatory affairs, supplier quality, product development and project management. Kristi has been instrumental in Uptake Medical receiving CE mark and other regulatory approvals in countries globally. Previous companies include Stasys Medical, Uptake Medical Corp, Spiration, Boston Scientific NW, Rosetta Informatics, and Heart Technology.
Todd Cornell – Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Todd has over 23 years of experience in medical device industry. He has held numerous sales and marketing positions at Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific Corporation and United States Surgical Corporation. The last 14 years of Todd’s career have been spent working in the Pulmonary space with start-up companies focused on the development and commercialization of a non-invasive treatment for emphysema. In this time, Todd has set up a global sales channel for the commercialization of this technology, focused on developing a referral network for the treatment of the disease, assisted in the execution and completion of numerous clinical studies and hired and managed a direct sales force in 8 countries.
Julie Arneson – Director of Clinical Affairs
Julie leads Uptake Medical’s clinical studies, which includes trials conducted around the world for the treatment of emphysema, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. Julie has over 13 years of clinical affairs experience, primarily with start-up medical device companies focused in cardiology, neurology and pulmonology. She has proven successful experience in clinical trial design, development and execution of multinational studies spanning from first-in-human through post-market, with extensive knowledge of FDA and EU regulations. Prior to joining Uptake Medical, Julie worked for Cardiac Dimensions, Integrated Diagnostics, and Northstar Neuroscience in various clinical management positions.