Surgical ultrasound is
an underutilized tool

Mission

To create novel and automated ultrasound technology that empowers clinicians with actionable data to deliver superior patient care and deliver savings to the healthcare system.

Values

Commitment to Patients & Clinicians

Above all else, we work every day to help clinicians improve the lives of patients

Teamwork & Respect

Our work requires an interdisciplinary team effort and we foster strong teamwork where everyone’s opinions are heard and respected

Creativity & Innovation

We approach hard problems with creative and bold solutions

Integrity & Accountability

We have a high standard of integrity in which each team member works towards our mission and is accountable for their actions

Be the Best

We strive to be the best team, with the best solutions, to deliver superior results for patients

See Our FCOI Policy

Our Team

Sonavex’s multidisciplinary team of surgeons, scientists, technologists and business leaders brings decades of experience in developing, commercializing, and scaling novel medical technologies.

  • David Narrow
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Narrow previously worked with multinational medical device companies to commercialize their technologies and provide long-term business strategy.

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  • Devin O’Brien Coon, MD, MSE
    Co-Founder and President

    Dr. O’Brien Coon is Co-Founder and President, guiding overall company development, clinical and business strategy, and R&D.

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  • Alex Yevzlin
    Alex Yevzlin, MD
    Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Yevzlin is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of
    Interventional Nephrology at the University of Michigan.

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  • Michelle Zwernemann
    VP of Operations, Quality, & Strategy

    Michelle Zwernemann, MSE, is a biomedical engineer with over 10 years of experience in medical device development and commercialization

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  • John Rappe
    John Rappe
    Chief Business Officer

    John most recently held the role of CBO for AV Medical Technologies, Ltd where he led all US operations from pre-commercialization to a successful exit to Medtronic.

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  • Xin “Ben” Kang, PhD
    Director of Research & Development

    Dr. Xin (Ben) Kang is Director of
    Research and Development, overseeing research and product development in addition to invention and exploration of new projects.

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  • Katy Feeny
    Director of Clinical Affairs

    Katy Feeny is a biomedical engineer with over 10 years of experience in the medical device industry developing and executing clinical research strategies.

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Board of Directors

  • Bill Niland

    Mr. Niland joined Harpoon Medical as its president and CEO in 2014 and has since sold the company to Edwards Lifesciences for $100M upfront and up to $250M overall.

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  • Bob Hallenbeck

    Mr. Hallenbeck has spent over 30 years working with inventors, entrepreneurs and university tech transfer offices in developing, funding, licensing and commercializing technology.

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  • Jerry Prince, PhD

    Dr. Prince is the William B. Kouwenhoven Professor of Computer Engineering, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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  • David Narrow

    Mr. Narrow previously worked with multinational medical device companies to commercialize their technologies and provide long-term business strategy.

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  • Devin O’Brien-Coon, MD, MSE

    Dr. O’Brien Coon serves as President, guiding overall company development, clinical and business strategy, and R&D.

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Advisory Board

  • Randy Cooper
    Randy Cooper, MD

    Dr. Randy Cooper joined Southwest Kidney Institute (SKI), a practice with 60 nephrologists throughout Arizona, in 2002 after completing his eight-year tour of duty as a Major in the US Air Force.

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  • Terry Litchfield
    Terry Litchfield

    Terry Litchfield’s role as a
    patient advocate began in
    the 1970s with her
    first job at the National
    Kidney Foundation.

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  • John Ross
    John Ross, MD

    Dr. John Ross is widely 
    recognized as one of the
    world’s leading experts in
    vascular access.  

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