CardioReady is guided and informed by an in-house Medical
Board. Staffed with an impressive group of professionals
representing the fields of cardiology, first response, emergency
medicine, and emergency management, the Medical Board encompasses
the array of expertise necessary to combat out-of-hospital
Among other things, this Board
provides guidance and information on key developments, trends,
and technological advancement in the medical and healthcare
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R. Campbell, M.D. Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Campbell is an internationally
recognized Cardiologist / Cardiac Electrophysiologist,
specializing in heart rhythm disorders and particularly
the prevention of sudden cardiac death in women.
Dr. Campbell is currently a partner at Wake Heart
and Vascular and is an assistant professor of Medicine
at UNC Chapel Hill.
Devoted to improving
cardiac health amongst the underserved, Dr. Campbell
uses a variety of forums to raise public awareness.
As part of these efforts, Dr. Campbell is the Medical
Expert at NBC 17/WNCN in Raleigh, NC, appearing
weekly to discuss medical topics of interest. Dr.
Campbell is also a frequent guest on national news
networks such as Fox News, CBS, and Headline News
Network. In addition, Dr. Campbell has a regular
radio show where he engages listeners and answers
health-related questions. Dr. Campbell is a pioneer
in the use of social media in medicine and is an
active blogger. Currently, Dr. Campbell is actively
engaged in writing two books and expects to publish
both by the end of 2013.
Dr. Campbell is
a frequent speaker at numerous academic conferences
and symposia and serves as a leading consultant
for industry and physician groups throughout the
Dr. Campbell completed his undergraduate
studies at North Carolina State University where
he graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian.
Dr. Campbell graduated from Wake Forest University’s
Bowman Gray School of Medicine, subsequently training
in internal medicine at the University of Virginia
where he completed his internship and residency.
Dr. Campbell has also completed fellowships in Cardiology
and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Duke University.
S. Abella, MD, MPhil
Dr. Abella is currently Clinical
Research Director for the Center for Resuscitation
Science at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
where he is also an Associate Professor of Emergency
Projects within Dr. Abella’s clinical
research team include: (1) evaluation of CPR and
resuscitation performance, (2) testing new methods
to teach CPR in the community, (3) prognostication
of neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest, and
(4) methods to improve the application of therapeutic
Dr. Abella has published scholarly
work in numerous professional journals including
JAMA and Circulation, and has authored review monographs
and textbook chapters on cardiac arrest and resuscitation.
He serves on the American Heart Association Emergency
Cardiovascular Care task force and has participated
in developing international CPR guidelines. He has
won a number of honors for his research, clinical
care in the Emergency Department and his teaching
of residents and medical students, and has also
lectured widely on the topics of cardiac arrest
and post-arrest hypothermia treatment. His work
has been featured on CNN with Sanjay Gupta, National
Geographic, and Good Morning America. Dr. Abella
is also the developer and Medical Director of a
novel training course for therapeutic hypothermia
use in the hospital setting.
received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from
Washington University and later graduated from Cambridge
University with a Master’s in Genetics. He received
his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School
of Medicine and completed residencies in Internal
Medicine and Emergency Medicine as well as a Fellowship
in Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine at the University
of Chicago Hospitals.
Dr. Abella holds certifications
in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced
Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, Advanced Trauma
Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Instruction. He has also been certified by the American
Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board
of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Ball completed his residency
in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania
and a fellowship in Emergency Medicine at the Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified
in Emergency Medicine.
From 2003 through
2014, Dr. Ball was Assistant Chairman of the Department
of Emergency Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society
and the Montgomery County Medical Society and a
fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Ball received his undergraduate degree from
Pennsylvania State University.
M. Collins, D.O.
A clinical cardiologist at Grand
View-Lehigh Health Services, Dr. Collins graduated
with honors from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine, having previously received his Masters
of Arts in Science (Developmental Neurobiology)
with Honors at Temple University, and Bachelor of
Science, Biology (Genetics) from The Pennsylvania
Dr. Collins completed his
residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, where he
was also Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Collins completed
a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Drexel
University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University
Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Collins is board
certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases,
Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography. He has
engaged in a variety of cardiac-related research
activity since 1996.
Dr. Corbisiero is the Director
of Electromechanical Therapy Institute and Section
Chief, Electrophysiology and Pacing for Deborah
Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ. He served
his residency at Westchester Medical Center/New
York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, where he subsequently
completed specialty training in Cardiology/Electrophysiology,
as well as Baystate Medical Center/Western Campus
of Tufts University, Springfield MA.
Corbisiero is Board-certified in Internal Medicine,
Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
His special interests include, expanding indications
for device therapy, pacemakers, defibrillators,
resynchronization therapy, heart failure therapy,
and complex ablation.
N. Edie, M.D.
Chairman, Emeritus of
the Medical Board
Dr. Edie is a nationally
renowned cardiothoracic surgeon. Most recently,
he served as a Professor and Chief of Cardiothoracic
Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia,
PA. Dr. Edie was formerly on the staffs of Columbia
Presbyterian and Babies Hospital in New York City
and the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s
Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Edie received his M.D. from Columbia College
of Physicians and Surgeons in 1965, completed surgical
residencies at Roosevelt and Columbia Presbyterian
Hospitals in New York City, and subsequently practiced
for 30 years. He is a member of the American College
of Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic
Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the New
York Thoracic Surgical Society and the Philadelphia
Academy of Surgery.
H. Gault, M.D.
Dr. Gault graduated from Cornell
University Medical College and trained in Internal
Medicine at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical
Center in New York City. After completing his cardiology
training at the National Heart Institute, National
Institutes of Health, he joined the faculty of the
University of California, San Diego, as Director,
Cardiovascular Diagnosis Laboratories. He subsequently
moved to the Pennsylvania State University School
of Medicine where he served as Professor of Medicine
and Radiology and Chief of the Cardiology Division.
In 1974, Dr. Gault left academic medicine
to establish the cardiac program at the Lancaster
General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In
2000, he moved to Okatie, South Carolina and currently
works part-time in the cardiology division of the
South Coast Medical Group in Savannah, Georgia.
Among other distinctions, Dr. Gault has
served as Governor of the American College of Cardiology
and President of the College’s Pennsylvania Chapter,
and has been listed in “Best Doctors in America”.
Kyle is the Vice President of
Academic Affairs for St. Jude Medical, Inc. based
in St. Paul, MN.
He is responsible for educational
curriculum for fellows and teaching institutions
pertaining to the specialties of electrophysiology,
structural heart, interventional cardiology, general
cardiology and neurology. Kyle has been with St.
Jude since 1995 with roles as a Sales Representative,
Sales Director and Vice President of Key Opinion
His other professional
affiliations have included serving on the regional
board of directors for the American Heart Association
and as an adjunct professor at Villanova University.
Kyle received his undergraduate degree in Biology
from Villanova University and currently resides
in southern New Jersey.
J. O’Riordan, M.D.
Dr. O’Riordan is currently Director
of the Cardiology Division of Mercy Catholic Medical
Center. He received his B.S. (Deans List) in Biophysics
at University of Scranton and subsequently graduated
from Thomas Jefferson University Medical School.
Dr. O’Riordan completed his residency at the Medical
College of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Cardiovascular
Diseases at Lankenau Hospital. He did additional
training in sports cardiology with attention to
prevention of sudden death in athletes during a
sabbatical in Italy in 2006.
areas of special interest include Sports Cardiology
and Prevention of Sudden Death in Athletes, Adult
Congenital Heart Disease, Transesophageal Echocardiography,
Nuclear Cardiology, and Noninvasive Peripheral Vascular
Ultrasound. An accomplished physician, Dr. O’Riordan
has authored numerous papers and presentations and
is a frequent speaker on the topic of Sudden Cardiac
Death in Athletes. He is a fellow of the American
College of Cardiology.
Smythe, JR., MA, EMT-P
Since 2003, Mr. Smythe has served
as the Director of Emergency Medical Services, Transport,
and Courier Services for Mercy Health Systems. In
this capacity, his responsibilities include all
pre-hospital and ambulance services for the 911
system and oversight of other operations related
to an 11,500 annual call volume.
career, Mr. Smythe has advanced with distinction
through a number of roles in the emergency response
sector, including Paramedic Coordinator for Sacred
Heart Medical Center, Emergency Medical Services
Program Manager for the County of Delaware (PA)
Regional EMS Office, Flight Paramedic at Hahnemann
University Hospital, and Fire Service Paramedic
with the Philadelphia Fire Department. Prior to
joining Mercy Health, he was Regional Director of
Training/CQI and subsequently Division Director
of Employee Services for American Medical Response.
Mr. Smythe is also an Adjunct Professor at
Penn State University, a Volunteer Firefighter,
and Assistant Fire Chief with East Lansdowne Fire
C. Stringfellow, J.D., EMT-B
Mr. Stringfellow is Chief of
Special Operations for Emergency Medical Services
in Camden City, NJ. He is also an attorney in private
practice, admitted to the bar in New Jersey. He
obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology
from Rutgers University and his Juris Doctorate
from Widener University School of Law.
Stringfellow has been an EMT for twenty-eight years.
Over this span, he has authored and presented a
number of articles on legal aspects that impact
all parts of the Emergency Services field. He is
a life member of the Willingboro Emergency Squad
and serves as their legal counsel.
is a member of the American College of Legal Medicine,
the American Bar Association and the New Jersey
Bar Association. Mr. Stringfellow is also a Trustee
for the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund. He
is a Rotarian with the Willingboro Rotary Club.