Medical Board
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 SCA events.
 
Among other things, this Board provides guidance and information on key developments, trends, and technological advancement in the medical and healthcare arenas.

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Kevin 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 U.S.

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.

Benjamin 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 Medicine.

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 hypothermia.

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.

Dr. Abella 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.

Andrew Ball, M.D.

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.

Matthew 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 State University.

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.

Raffaele Corbisiero, M.D.

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.

Dr. 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.

Richard 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.

James 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 Jamaitis

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 Leader Development.

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.

Martin 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.

Dr. O’Riordan’s 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.

Larry 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.

Over his 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 Company.

Joseph 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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. Stringfellow 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.

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