John Ma, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Dr. John Ma serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ma was the Chair of the Professional Board for OHSU Healthcare between 2011-13. He has edited 17 reference textbooks, including Ma and Mateer's Emergency Ultrasound (3 editions) and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 7th and 8th editions. He has focused his research primarily on the applications of ultrasound in diagnosing injuries in trauma patients. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers. In 2010, Dr. Ma was issued United States Patent #7845949 for an "Ultrasound training mannequin."
Matt Hansen, M.D., M.C.R.
Co-Founder and Co-Director
Dr. Hansen is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at OHSU and is a co-founder and current co-director of IDEA-EM. Dr. Hansen is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. His research focuses on resuscitation of critically ill and injured children, with particular focus in the EMS setting. Dr. Hansen completed the Emergency Medicine K12 program and was awarded a K23 from NHLBI to study airway management in pediatric EMS. He is involved in several innovation projects including assessment of dehydration in children, mental healthcare, and improving pediatric resuscitation. He believes that innovation is essential to translate research findings into practice and improve the safety and efficacy of care we provide during emergencies.
David Sheridan, M.D., M.C.R.
Co-Founder and Co-Director
David Sheridan M.D., M.C.R., is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics at OHSU. He provides clinical care directly to patients in the OHSU/Doernbecher Emergency Department. He has published over 25 peer reviewed manuscripts surrounding multiple areas of pediatrics and emergency medicine. In addition to being fellowship trained in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, he obtained his master's degree in clinical research. He is actively involved in multiple innovation projects ranging from dehydration to mental health. He believes IDEA-EM plays a vital role to bring end user/clinician researchers together with industry partners to consistently innovate and better the care provided directly to patients and the healthcare system. He is the co-founder and current co-director of IDEA-EM.
Abby Dotson, Ph.D.
Alliance Manager, Technology Transfer & Business Development
As an Alliance Manager for Business Development, Abby focuses on developing impactful academic-industry partnerships to promote the advancement of OHSU's innovative technologies. In addition to identifying new partnerships, she also manages select ongoing industry relationships, such as the Welch Allyn/Hill-Rom partnership with the Department of Emergency Medicine. Abby came to OHSU in 2013 where she worked as a postdoctoral scientist for almost three years, specializing in neuroimmunology and studying immunotherapies for stroke and other ischemic brain injury models. Abby received her Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Kansas in 2012 where she studied immunotherapies for autoimmune diseases.