Our Story

At 410 Medical our mission is to develop simple tools that help health care providers improve the care of critically ill patients.  Current methods of fluid resuscitation have significant limitations, often leading to inadequate resuscitation.  In critically ill or injured patients, optimal fluid resuscitation can improve outcomes and save lives.

410 Medical takes its name from the calculation of fluid delivery goals in pediatric septic shock.   The ACCM/PALS guidelines call for 20ml/kg of fluid in the first 5 minutes, 40ml/kg in 10 minutes, and 60ml/kg with in the first 15 minutes.  40ml/kg is an early practical goal in critically ill children, but is difficult to achieve in clinical practice.  LifeFlow was designed to help providers meet this goal in every patient (4 x 10ml/kg boluses over 10 minutes = 410).

Our time and energy are focused using our collective skills and abilities to educate providers and policy makers on the importance of fluid resuscitation and ensure that clinicians have the best tools for providing timely and effective care.  We strive to be compassionate, intelligent, science- and outcome-driven partners in the shared goal of providing the best care to patients.  “Let each one use the skills he has been given to serve others…” 1 Peter 4:10

410 Team

Jaime Bakker

Controller
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Jaime has 20 years of experience in the finance/accounting field.  She has done everything from Aircraft to Winery accounting.

Jaime has two small children and in her free time she enjoys camping and working in her garden.

Stephanie Blaszczyk

Clinical Specialist
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Stephanie earned her BS in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University.  After college she enjoyed a successful sales career at CareerBuilder, LLC where she worked for over eight years, some of that time with Fortune 500 companies.  She then followed her call into Nursing and received her MSN from Rush University in Chicago.  Stephanie spent three years as an RN in the Regenstein Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago caring for critically ill children and their families.

When she is not helping to spread the word about LifeFlow Stephanie spends time with her husband, two small children, and extended family in the Chicago area.  Stephanie enjoys visiting museums with her family and quiet time at home reading.

Savannah Carlsen

Associate R&D Engineer
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Savannah was born and raised in Mahopac, New York. She moved to Atlanta where she attended and graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with Highest Honors and a BS in Biomedical Engineering. She now lives in Durham where she can walk to work.

A fun fact about Savannah is that she knows all the words to the movie Shrek. 

Kyle Chenet

CEO
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Kyle has 20 years of life sciences business and operations experience. Most recently he was founder and CEO of Lq3 Pharmaceuticals, a company dedicated to developing novel medicines to treat oral, head, and neck diseases. Prior to launching Lq3, Kyle had a variety of leadership operational and business roles at Liquidia Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories and Biolex Therapeutics. Kyle holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Stanford University.

Kyle’s favorite movies are Braveheart and Inside Out.

Dan Donovan

Clinical Specialist
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Dan hails from Ohio but is now a proud Floridian.  He graduated from Kent State University and spent many years in the US Marine Corps.  After an honorable retirement from the military, he began a second career in sales, specializing in pharmaceuticals and spinal implants.  When he’s not fishing, Dan and his wife spend much of their time transporting their teenagers to activities and cheering from the sidelines.

Glen Edwards

Clinical Specialist
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Glen is a former paramedic and flight nurse; he’s worked in adult and pediatric critical care for almost 30 years. He loves helping people, patient care, and getting to know his patients and their families. Glen went to Rutgers University for his BS in public health and has also obtained his EMT-P certification and his RN license. He loves to travel and do anything outdoors – hiking, biking, kayaking to name a few.

His motto and favorite quote is from J.R.R. Tolkien: “Not all those who wander are lost.”

Heather Hoff

Office Manager
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Heather recently moved to Durham from her hometown of Kalispell, MT. She attended the University of Montana where she received a BA in Human Biology.  Following graduation she spent three years in patient care and brings that same drive to help serve others to 410 Medical.  She fills many roles as office manager, from helping with day to day operations to supporting clinical studies and document control.

Heather enjoys being outside fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and wood working.

Carla Hoffman

Sales & Marketing Coordinator
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Carla provides operational, sales and marketing support to the 410 team. She held IT project management roles for several years after graduating from UNC-CH and before taking on the ultimate project-management job of being a mom to three great kids. More recently she has had operational management experience with seed-stage technology startups.

Carla enjoys hiking, camping, and bluegrass music.

Eric Hornsby

Clinical Specialist
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Eric brings nearly twenty years of public service experience as a fire fighter, paramedic, and critical care flight paramedic. His experience at Teleflex included emergency surgical procedures and critical airway skills instruction as well as contributions to the sales cycle.  He is a CME instructor specializing in cardiac and hemodynamic topics. Eric likes to relax and unwind on a boat with a fishing rod in hand.

Andrew Lane

Senior Design Engineer
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Andrew has over 7 years of experience in medical product development and has designed surgical and critical care devices. Most recently he worked at TransEnterix where he designed electrosurgical instruments for both laparoscopic and robotic surgical platforms. He holds a BS from UNC-Chapel Hill in Biomedical Engineering and an MS from NC State in Mechanical Engineering.

Andrew is a licensed private pilot and enjoys working on his 1977 MG convertible.

Christine O’Neill

Clinical Manager
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Christine brings more than 25 years of clinical nursing experience in the fields of Emergency, Pediatric Intensive Care, Transport and Simulation Education Specialist. She did her nursing education at both Georgetown University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

She has 4 older children and enjoys traveling and spending time on Oak Island with family and friends.

Mark Piehl

CMO and Co-founder
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Dr. Mark Piehl is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric intensivist who loves taking care of critically ill children, teaching pediatric emergency medicine to others, and dreaming up better ways to care for sick kids. He received his medical degree with honors from the UNC School of Medicine and his master’s degree in public health from the UNC School of Public Health. Mark is a pediatric intensivist at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC, and served as Medical Director of the WakeMed Children’s Hospital from 2009-2015.  He is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, and has a clinical faculty appointment in Pediatrics at Duke University.  Mark is very happily married with three awesome kids.

He is enjoying using Twitter to learn about and promote innovations in pediatric care.  Mark’s goal is to one day have more than 14 Twitter followers (so please go follow him now!). 

Bridget Robertson

HR Director
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Bridget brings over 20 years of talent management experience to 410 Medical. Her broad experience includes recruiting, employee relations, compliance, training, and process improvement.  She loves working with employees through the various stages of their career, from new college graduates to experienced professionals.  Finding the right fit between skills and roles is one of Bridget’s strengths.  Bridget earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown University.  She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Triangle Society for Human Resource Management.

Galen Robertson

COO
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Galen has 15 years of medical device operations and research experience. He has previously developed and launched products from Harmonic vessel sealers to endoscopic staplers to robotic surgical systems, at both large companies (JNJ) and smaller startups. Galen has completed development and commercial launch of 10+ product families, and has more than 45 US patents. He received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Galen enjoys travel and has visited every state in the US.   

Mike Russell

VP, Sales
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Mike has 25+ years of experience in Medical Device sales and clinical training. He was part of Ethicon EndoSurgery/Johnson & Johnson during the laparoscopic surgical revolution in the 1990’s. Most recently he was Vice President of Sales at Americas for Aerogen, a cutting-edge aerosol drug delivery system for patients in respiratory distress. Prior to Aerogen, he held Sales and Clinical management positions for various start-ups. Mike holds a BA in Business Management from North Carolina State University.

Mike’s personal interests revolve around his faith and his family.

Bob Titkemeyer

VP of Quality & Regulatory
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Bob has more than 30 years of experience placing innovative medical devices on the domestic and international market including Vidacare’s EZ-IO intraosseous vascular access devices and Kinetic Concepts Inc. wound healing and patient support surface products. Bob’s experience includes establishing Quality/Regulatory and Operations functions and selection and control of contract resources. Bob has extensive knowledge of the domestic and international regulatory process to market device in major markets around the world.

Bob enjoys living on 12 acres in the hill country of Texas with his wife, Karen, and two dogs, Rusty and River.

Board of Directors

Kyle Chenet

CEO
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Kyle has 20 years of life sciences business and operations experience. Most recently he was founder and CEO of Lq3 Pharmaceuticals, a company dedicated to developing novel medicines to treat oral, head, and neck diseases. Prior to launching Lq3, Kyle had a variety of leadership operational and business roles at Liquidia Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories and Biolex Therapeutics. Kyle holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Stanford University.

Kyle’s favorite movies are Braveheart and Inside Out.

Mark Piehl

CMO and Co-founder
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Dr. Mark Piehl is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric intensivist who loves taking care of critically ill children, teaching pediatric emergency medicine to others, and dreaming up better ways to care for sick kids. He received his medical degree with honors from the UNC School of Medicine and his master’s degree in public health from the UNC School of Public Health. Mark is a pediatric intensivist at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC, and served as Medical Director of the WakeMed Children’s Hospital from 2009-2015.  He is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, and has a clinical faculty appointment in Pediatrics at Duke University.  Mark is very happily married with three awesome kids.

He is enjoying using Twitter to learn about and promote innovations in pediatric care.  Mark’s goal is to one day have more than 14 Twitter followers (so please go follow him now!). 

John Tushar

Board Member
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John is Global President of Halyard Health, bringing with him over 25 years of medical device experience.  Prior to this he served as President and General Manager of Teleflex Medical’s Surgical Division.  He has deep experience as an advisor to multiple start-up businesses within the North Carolina Research Triangle Park region and is a frequent guest lecturer at The Fuqua Graduate School of Business, Duke University.  John holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from the Lindner School of Business, University of Cincinnati; a Master’s degree in strategic management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and has completed an intense Mergers & Acquisitions program from the Wharton School Executive Program, University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel Duffy

Board Member
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Dan is Vice President and General Manger of Specialty Pharmacy Solutions with McKesson Specialty Health.  He oversees all sales, business development and operations for McKesson’s commercial and non-commercial specialty pharmacy business unit that includes Biologics, Inc., McKesson’s Patient Assistance Pharmacy (PAP) and the Clinical Research Center.  In addition to his healthcare experience, Dan has served in a variety of industries and held management leadership roles in operations, corporate finance, strategic planning, business development, and mergers and acquisitions. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Duke Eye Center of the Duke University Health System and is Chairman of the Board of Directors at the North Carolina Institute on Blindness.  Dan graduated from Kent State University and earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Luke Roush

Co-founder
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Luke Roush co-founded 410 Medical alongside Dr. Piehl in 2013. He is currently a Managing Principal of Sovereign’s Capital, the venture capital firm which he co-founded in 2012. Previously, Luke has twelve years of experience in global commercialization and business development at venture-backed and Fortune 500 companies. He was Vice President for Sales, Marketing, and Business Development at TransEnterix, a medical device company that developed and commercialized a minimally invasive surgical system in the US, Europe, and Middle East. Prior to joining TransEnterix, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Liquidia Technologies, a nanotechnology company focused on biopharmaceutical applications. Mr. Roush was also global marketing manager for Boston Scientific’s neurovascular stroke business. Mr. Roush graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, and earned his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business.

Travis Whitfill

Board Member
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Travis is a venture capital partner at Bios Partners and is the co-founder of several biotech and healthcare companies. Travis serves on the board of several companies, and he also is the Senior Analyst at Bios Research, which provides consulting and short-focused healthcare market research to hedge funds. Travis also holds a faculty appointment at the Yale School of Medicine in Pediatrics as an active researcher and serves on the executive board of INSPIRE, which is a large, international pediatric research organization devoted to improving pediatric care. He holds dozens of grants, publications, and patents. Travis received scientific training at several leading academic institutions, including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Duke University, and Yale University. He has a Masters of Public Health from Yale with an emphasis on molecular epidemiology.