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.

 

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. Read more…

 

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. Read more…

 

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. Read more…

 

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. Read more…

 

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. Read more…

 

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. Read more…

 

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. Read more...

 

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. Read more…

 

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. Read more…

 

Joseph C. Stringfellow, J.D., EMT-B

Mr. Stringfellow is the Chief of Emergency Medical Services for the Township of Mount Laurel, having previously served as Chief of Special Operations for Emergency Medical Services in Camden City, NJ. Read more…