November 15, 2018
Circadiance announces today that Dr. Andre A. Muelenaer, Jr., MD, MS, FAAP, FCCP has joined the Circadiance Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Muelenaer is board certified in Pediatric Pulmonology, and has practiced in this specialty for over 30 years. He serves as section chief of pediatric pulmonology and allergy at the Carilion Children’s Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia. He is Professor of Pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and holds adjunct positions in the Virginia Tech Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, and the Virginia Tech Faculty of Health Sciences. He is Visiting Associate Professor, Paediatrics/Child Health, Busitema University, Mbale, Uganda. He currently teaches part time in the Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics. Dr. Muelenaer is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School, completed his pediatric residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and received his fellowship training in pediatric pulmonology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Muelenaer join our Advisory Board.” Said David Groll, CEO of Circadiance. “He brings deep experience in pediatric medicine and product design that will help guide our technical staff in introducing the next generation of monitoring and therapeutic devices” continued Groll.
Dr. Muelenaer has been interested in infant apnea throughout his medical career, establishing the apnea program and pediatric sleep lab at Duke University, followed by a large infant apnea program at Carilion Clinic. He founded Triangle Apnea Consultants, Inc., in 2002, a "store and forward" telemedicine practice that received, analyzed, and interpreted data from thousands of event recording cardiorespiratory monitors utilized to monitor infants and children in the home setting. This service permitted primary care physicians to have expert review of data, while providing decision support knowledge to optimize care for their patients.
“I am excited about the opportunities that Circadiance has in the connected medical device market” stated Muelenaer. “I look forward to being a part of the digital health revolution that Circadiance is a leader in” he continued.
Dr. Muelenaer has an extensive background working with engineers, starting as an undergraduate at Virginia Tech. He co-founded the Pediatric Medical Device Institute (PMDI), along with Al Wicks, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech. PMDI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to transform needs for pediatric devices to tools at the bedside, through the FDA’s Total Product Life Cycle model. He has mentored dozens of VT engineering and life sciences undergraduates, served on graduate committees of engineering students, and research advisor for medical students and pediatric residents.
Dr. Muelenaer has served as chief medical officer for biomedical startup and early stage companies. He is a board member for local, state, national, and international non-profit health related organizations. He is a veteran of the US Army Medical Corps, with a total of 27 years of active and reserve service.
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Smart Monitor provides accurate and actionable information related to abnormalities of cardiac rate and rhythm, respiratory effort, and oxygenation in the vulnerable population of newborns and infants. Unlike pulse oximeters and unregulated consumer products, our rugged, reliable, and proven technology, detects and records significant cardiorespiratory events, while alerting the caregiver to intervene, and permitting healthcare professionals to respond to actionable data.
Circadiance develops, manufacturers and markets remote patient monitoring and respiratory therapy products. Our clinically proven, innovative solutions address patients ranging from premature newborns to elderly. Circadiance products deliver superior patient comfort in the home care and acute care settings, ultimately resulting in reduced cost of care and improved patient outcomes.
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