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CardioSpark LLC
4640 E. Skyline Drive
Tuscon, AZ 85718
CARDIOSPARK
About CardioSpark
CardioSpark makes your community safer by deploying Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for use in the event that a resident suffers a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
Our mission is to expedite the arrival of assistance to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest in order to give them a decent chance of a full recovery.
Since 80% of sudden cardiac arrest events occur in residential areas and fewer than 10% of these victims survive, our focus is on making the places we live as safe as possible.
What We Do
Implement partnerships with emergency responders that increase the likelihood that help will arrive within 1-2 minutes of notification via 911
Community will recruit and train a group of resident volunteers in CPR and the use of an AED
To become truly HeartSafe, a community will place accessible AEDs in central locations
This added level of protection can be the difference
between life and death when sudden cardiac
arrest strikes and professional responders
are eight or more minutes away,
the national average travel
time for paramedics
to an emergency.
Our Team
Carter Newton, MD, FACC
Principal, Founder & President

Owner, CT Imaging of Tucson; Medical Director, Virtual CME (Tucson); Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Arizona; Assistance Clinical Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, University of Arizona; Senior Partner, Pacific Heart Institute, adult cardiology practice.

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, Fellowship of American Board of Cardiology.

BS/BA, Mechanical Engineering/Biology from Stanford University and MD, Internal Medicine and Cardiology from UCLA; association with UCLA covers 12 years from Medical school through Cardiology Fellowship, including 3 years medical work for UCLA-sponsored research project in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Dr. Marvin Slepian, MD
Principal

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and BioMedical Engineering and McGuire Scholar in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Founder and director of the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation. Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of SynCardia. Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and president of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support.

AB in Biochemical Sciences and Science in Human Affairs from Princeton in 1977 and MD from the University of Cincinnati in 1981. Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine – Bellevue Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident in Medicine. Clinical and research fellowship in Cardiology and Cardiovascular BioMedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins. Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Research Associate in the Division of Heart and Hypertension Research and Artificial Organs at the Cleveland Clinic. Post-doctoral training in Polymer Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Washington University and MIT.

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Dr. Karl Kern, MD
Principal

Co-director and the Gordon A. Ewy, MD Distinguished Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine of the UA Sarver Heart Center. Professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology in the UA Department of Medicine. Chair, Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Research Group, which spearheaded decades-long research in resuscitation, developing chest-compression-only CPR and a new approach for paramedics called cardiocerebral resuscitation. Together, these new methods have been shown to improve dramatically survival of patients with cardiac arrest. He is an active cardiology interventionalist.

Fellow of the American College of Physicians; Clinical Cardiology Council; Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative, Critical Care Council of the American Heart Association; American College of Chest Physicians; American College of Cardiology; and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Magna cum laude, Brigham Young University. Following his graduation, he attended Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. His postgraduate education and cardiac fellowship training were at the University of Arizona.

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Tom Colberg
Principal, Chief Executive Officer

Principal in strategic consulting practice of a leading public accounting firm; facilitated formation of healthcare practice in boutique technology consulting firm; advised and held leadership roles in companies seeking to scale and grow revenue such as CEO pro tem for $400 million joint venture automotive e-market company and COO in a services firm that achieved double digit growth resulting in significant return for equity partners in a sale to a strategic buyer.

Active in global technology standards development with US and United Nations organizations (ANSI and UN/EDIFACT), community school board member and united fund leader, scouting volunteer.

Bachelors and Masters degrees from University of Illinois, Phi Beta Kappa, Bronze Tablet, James Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Designate.

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Nick Soloway, Esq.
Principal, Co-Founder

Founder and Senior Partner of Intellectual Property law firm; serial entrepreneur – founded and built numerous technology based companies including several technology-based companies in the healthcare field; advisor to numerous entrepreneurial companies; founder and chairman of a chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum; founder and managing director of a technology incubator.

Member, Dean’s Advisory Board the University of Arizona College of Science; Member, Dean’s Advisory Board the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts; founder and past officer New Hampshire High Tech Council; Past-President American State Festival.

Bachelor’s Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); LLB from Boston College Law School; Nominated by peers for inclusion in Woodward White’s Best Lawyers in America; AV rated by Martindale Hubble; and honored as a Top Patent Practitioner by Patent Buddies.

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Zach Schwitzky
Principal

Big data and predictive innovator. Co-Founder and CEO of Limbik. – a Content Science company that uses custom-built deep learning models to provide creative and editorial teams with predictive analytics to increase content effectiveness and ROI; advisor, investor and held leadership positions with various early-stage technology companies..

Active with Autism Speaks and The Republican National Committee; frequent speaker at NAB Show, Matrix Ad Sales Summit, Westchester Digital Summit, GlobalMindED, and SUNY Levin Institute; featured HuffPo contributor; judge for the Telly Awards and Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival; Forbes Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

BAs in Finance and Marketing from Seton Hall University and graduate qualifications in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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William Taylor Payson
Advisor

Lifetime involvement in emergency medical services, starting out as an EMT and Paramedic before moving into management and executive leadership roles for ambulance, flight paramedic, and air medical transportation companies as noted below.

Flight Paramedic and operations manager of UMC AIRCARE, hospital based air medical transport service, University Medical Center-Tucson, AZ. Arizona and New Mexico Regional Manager, Critical Air Medicine.

Executive Director and Member, Southeast Arizona Emergency Services Council under auspices of the department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS and Trauma. Board Member, Southern Arizona Trauma Network. Executive Director for non-profit organization for trauma education in Arizona.

MBA, University of Phoenix. BA Business Administration – United States International University, San Diego, CA.

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