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December 18, 2014 -- AliveCor Launches Third Generation Heart Monitor Advancing the Future of Heart Health

December 9, 2014 -- Omron Healthcare and AliveCor Collaborate for Heart Health

November 16, 2014 -- AliveCor® to Showcase the AliveCor Heart Monitor at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

October 21, 2014 -- AliveCor Honored as one of FierceMedicalDevices’ Fierce 15 Most Promising Private Medical and Diagnostic Companies in the World

September 29, 2014 -- AliveCor Launches New App to Auto Detect Atrial Fibrillation in an ECG Recording

September 9, 2014 -- Apollo Hospitals and AliveCor® Announce Exclusive Collaboration

August 21, 2014 -- AliveCor Receives First FDA Clearance to Detect a Serious Heart Condition in an ECG on a Mobile Device

July 17, 2014 -- One Million ECGs Recorded with the AliveCor® Heart Monitor

June 3, 2014 -- Free Heart Screenings Available in More than 100 Pharmacies in North East London

May 19, 2014 -- Studies Presented at Heart Rhythm 2014 Demonstrate Accuracy of the AliveCor® Heart Monitor and Confirm Patient Satisfaction

April 2, 2014 -- AliveCor Announces Results of SEARCH-AF Trial

March 18, 2014 -- AliveCor Continues To Improve Its Service Offerings

March 3, 2014 -- AliveCor Expert ECG Analysis Service Now Avaliable In UK and Ireland

February 24, 2014 -- AliveCor Offers Integration With Practice Fusion's Electronic Health Records Platform

February 10, 2014 -- AliveCor Receives FDA Over-the-Counter Clearance For Its Heart Monitor



News Articles



November 19, 2014 -- In the World of Wearables, Tech Companies Are Suddenly Taking Heart (Rate)

November 4, 2014 -- Smartphone Screening for Afib?

October 1, 2014 -- AliveCor - 2014 Fierce 15

September 29, 2014 -- AliveCor launches new app with FDA-cleared AFib algorithm

August 28, 2014 -- U.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking

August 22, 2014 -- 8 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do with Your Smartphone

August 21, 2014 -- FDA approves AliveCor’s heart arrhythmia-detecting app algorithm

August 21, 2014 -- FDA approves tech that turns smartphone into stroke warning system

August 21, 2014 -- Your smartphone can now tell you if you have a heart condition

June 26, 2014 -- Real-time ECG from your fingertips

June 10, 2014 -- Smartphone-enabled ECG devices effective at detecting arrhythmias in children

June 2, 2014 -- Free heart checks available in more than 100 pharmacies in North East London

May 18, 2014 -- 6 apps to help lower your health-care costs

May 16, 2014 -- Silicon Valley in-depth: Tapping medtech's Big Data with AliveCor CEO Euan Thomson

May 15, 2014 -- Electrocardiogram (ECG) at home? Phone it in!

May 7, 2014 -- 6 gadgets that could save your life

April 25, 2014 -- Health Care Apps Offer Patients an Active Role

April 3, 2014 -- Study Provides Validation For AliveCor’s iPhone ECG screening, Algorithm Approach

March 9, 2014 -- Boom in personal health tech could be your lifesaver.

February 27, 2014 -- World-changing ideas: A Q&A with Dr. Leslie Saxon, Founder of the Center for Body Computing.

February 24, 2014 -- AliveCor integrates smartphone ECG with Practice Fusion's EMR.

February 24, 2014 -- AliveCor teams up with Practice Fusion to advance digital health.

February 24, 2014 -- Practice Fusion strikes medical device deals to offer docs real-time data.

February 21, 2014 -- High-tech heart help: How useful are cardiac smartphone apps?

February 18, 2014 -- AliveCor Heart Monitor now available over the counter: Interview with CEO Euan Thomson

February 1, 2014 -- Health and appiness.

Executive Bios

Dave E. Albert, MD :: Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Dave E. Albert, MD Founder and Chief Medical Officer

David E. Albert, MD, an Oklahoma native, is a physician, inventor and serial entrepreneur who has developed medical and other life-saving technologies and products over the last 30 years, turning a number of those innovations into tech startups. Today, he is a founder of three technology companies, InnovAlarm, Lifetone Technology and AliveCor. His previous startups include Corazonix Corp (sold to Arrhythmia Research Technology) and Data Critical (sold to GE). Dr. Albert left GE in 2004 as Chief Scientist of GE Cardiology to disrupt several new markets.

His latest invention, AliveCor Mobile ECG, became a global sensation via a four-minute YouTube Video in January 2011 around the Consumer Electronics Show and was featured on ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox News among many other media outlets. Dr. Albert has 32 issued US patents, a large number pending and several new “secret inventions” in development. He has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific abstracts and publications principally in the Cardiology literature. Dr. Albert has lectured at the Entrepreneurship programs at the MIT Sloan School and the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Albert graduated with Honors from Harvard College and from Duke University Medical School.

Vic Gundotra :: Chief Executive Officer

Vic Gundotra Chief Executive Officer

Vic brings more than 20 years of consumer and engineering management experience from some of the most successful technology companies in the world.

For more than 8 years Vic was at Google where he most recently served as Senior Vice President from 2011 until April 2014, heading up the company’s social initiatives, including Photos, Hangouts, and Google+. Vic joined Google in 2007 as vice president of engineering, where he was responsible for mobile application development, including product management and marketing. These included developing mobile versions of YouTube, Gmail, Maps, and Search. He also led the company’s developer evangelism and application development efforts and launched Google I/O.

Prior to Google, Vic spent 15 years at Microsoft, where he worked on a variety of products and operating systems, including Windows 3.0, NT, Windows XP, and Vista. He was recognized by MIT as a “Young Innovator under 35” for his work in sparking Microsoft’s change from Win32 to the .NET programming model. More recently, Vic was general manager of Microsoft’s developer outreach efforts worldwide, including evangelism and strategy for products like Windows Vista, Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft CRM and Windows Mobile.

Vic holds several patents in the area of distributed computing and identity-based access to cloud resources.

Doug Biehn :: Chief Commercial Officer

Doug Biehn Chief Commercial Officer

Doug brings more than 15 years of marketing and commercial experience to AliveCor.

Doug served as Vice President of Connected Care and Patient Engagement at Relay Health where he was responsible for driving double-digit growth within the digital health business while overseeing product strategy, development and go-to-market activities across the customer experience. While at Relay Health he also developed new organizational capabilities to help scale the business, revitalized the patient engagement product line and built a high performing team.

Prior to RelayHealth, Biehn served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Blue Shield of California. Under his leadership, Blue Shield transformed its marketing capabilities to reposition the brand for profitable growth. During his tenure Doug enabled Blue Shield to become one of the fastest growing healthcare companies, launching a number of successful market innovations and building a world class marketing team recognized with numerous marketing excellence awards.

Biehn earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from San Francisco State University, a Strategic Finance Certificate from University of California Berkeley, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Frank Petterson :: Vice President of Engineering

Frank Petterson Vice President of Engineering

Frank brings 15 years of engineering experience to AliveCor.

Frank served as the lead Engineer at Google responsible for YouTube Live and Gaming. During his time he built a successful team and delivered YouTube’s live streaming and gaming products on iOS, Android, web and consoles. While at Google he was also the lead engineer for Hangouts messaging, and the Google+ iOS app.

Prior to Google, Petterson was the Production Technology Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic where he was responsible for the design and development of simulation software for visual effects such as water, explosions and fracture. His work has been used in nine feature films, which include, Avatar, Star Trek, Transformers and Harry Potter franchises.

Petterson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Petterson is an Academy Award winner for his work on the Industrial Light & Magic fluid simulation system. Petterson is the author of numerous publications and holds 10 issued patents.

Simon Prakash :: Vice President, Products & Design

Simon Prakash Vice President, Products & Design

Simon brings more than 20 years of experience in product hardware design and development.

Simon most recently served as the Senior Director of Product Hardware Development at Google where he led the design and development of the current and future versions of Google Glass as well as defining other future products. During his tenure at Google he was responsible for product development, technology pathfinding, and started the reliability, battery, safety and quality teams within Google.

Prior to Google, Simon was a Senior Director of Product Integrity in the Hardware design group at Apple for almost nine years and was directly involved in developing the first iPhone, iPad, and many industry-leading laptops and desktops. Simon has also worked in the optics industry developing the first 1300 nm VCSEL for telecom use.

Prakash earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado. He has served and presented on a number of IEEE and ASME conferences including component packaging, thermal design and reliability.

Clinical Advisory Board

Alisa Niksch, MD

Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts

Edward Kersh, MD

Medical Director for Telehealth, Sutter Care at Home, Northern California

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Edward J. Schloss, MD FACC FHRS

Medical Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

Floyd “Tripp” Bradd, MD, FAAFP

President, Skyline Family Practice PC, Front Royal, Virginia

Team Physician – Warren County High School / Skyline High School

CEO, Caduceus Digital Systems, LLC

Advisory Board member, Primary Care Practice Research Network, Charleston, SC

Jeffrey Olgin, MD

Gallo-Chatterjee Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Chief, Division of Cardiology Co-Director, Heart and Vascular Center University of California San Francisco

Jonathan S. Steinberg, MD

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Director, Arrhythmia Institute The Valley Health System New York and New Jersey

Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC

North Carolina Heart and Vascular UNC Healthcare

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Assistant Professor, UNC Department of Medicine

Division of Cardiology Director of Electrophysiology, Johnston Health President, K-Roc Consulting, LLC

National on air contributor for Fox News, Fox Business and WNCN-TV

Richard Abrams, MD

Founder, Colorado Preventive Medicine Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Richard C. Wong, MD FACC

Adult Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Panorama City, California

Ronald Karlsberg, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation of Southern California

Stavros Stavrakis, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine Heart Rhythm Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center