Press Release: Vave Health Appoints Dr. Renee Dversdal as Chief Medical Officer
Leading point-of-care ultrasound expert and educator joins executive team during time of shifting industry paradigms
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2020 – Vave Health, a maker of innovative handheld ultrasound technology, today announced Dr. Renee Dversdal as its chief medical officer. Dr. Dversdal joins the executive team to lead the company’s clinical development and medical affairs activities and to further advance Vave Health’s mission in delivering easily accessible, high-quality medical technology to patients and medical professionals.
In the new role, Dr. Dversdal will provide clinical guidance as the company prepares for the commercial launch of its wireless ultrasound technology. She will also lead the company’s medical affairs activities including regulatory compliance and clinical trials. In addition to providing a clinical perspective, Dr. Dversdal will contribute to the development of the company’s strategic business partnerships.
“Renee’s expertise in Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and history in medical education aligns perfectly with Vave’s vision in democratizing vital health care technologies,” said Amin Nikoozadeh, CEO and founder, Vave Health. “A prominent clinician in the world of POCUS, Renee will bring invaluable expertise and passion to help further develop Vave’s technology and realize our vision.”
Dr. Dversdal is a published clinician and provides more than a decade of experience to her role as chief medical officer. Dr. Dversdal received her M.D. from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and went on to complete her internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as the director of OHSU’s POCUS program, where she developed one of the first general medicine ultrasound fellowships in the country and taught ultrasound education to students, residents, fellows, and faculty. Dr. Dversdal was also elected to the board of governors for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine in 2018 and currently serves as an active board member for the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education.
“I am passionate about increasing access to point-of-care diagnostic imaging and Vave’s wireless ultrasound technology is exactly what I’ve been asking from the industry for years,” said Dr. Renee Dversdal, chief medical officer, Vave Health. “Vave is already actively working towards its mission to improve health care and I’m lucky to be a part of it.”
Dr. Dversdal joins Vave Health as the company gears up for the launch of its technology, which can be reserved now on www.vavehealth.com/reserve.
About Vave Health
Vave Health is committed to revolutionize the physician-patient experience through innovative, industry-transforming technologies. Founded by a Stanford University Ph.D. with expertise in the miniaturization of imaging systems, Vave Health has developed a state-of-the-art, ultraportable solution that delivers cost-effective imaging at the point of care with a mission of making vital health technologies accessible to all. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.vavehealth.com