Management Team

Tivic Health management is grounded in deep expertise. Tivic’s team of motivated professionals have a talent for innovation and a deep conviction for developing heath-tech medical devices that are non-invasive, drug-free and address US chronic healthcare conditions.

Jennifer Ernst

CEO & Co-Founder

Jennifer is a consummate hi-tech business developer with a history of developing markets from new technologies such as Thin Film Electronics ($480M market cap in 5 yrs) with Xerox PARC. With over 20 years at Xerox PARC, she held multiple go-to-market roles and marketed multiple award-winning products. MBA, Santa Clara University. Jennifer has been featured in Authority Magazine and Thrive Global as a female leader who is shaking up things in the industry.

John Claude

VP, Engineering & Co-Founder

A prolific inventor, John has 20+ years as a biomedical engineer with over 30 patents and four successful company exits. John’s rich background includes companies like St. Jude, Eli Lilly, Boston Scientific, Apama Medical, Maya, Nosimed, and NASA. ME, Biomedical Engineering; BS, Biology with Biochemistry minor.

Subinoy Das, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Subinoy is CEO and Medical Director at the U.S. Institute for Advanced Sinus Care and Research in Ohio. He is a U.S. board-certified otolaryngologist, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Fellow of the American Rhinologic Society, where he received a Presidential Citation in 2015. He is a former Research Associate of the Center of Microbial Pathogenesis at the Research Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Subinoy is the former director of the Ohio State University Sinus and Allergy Center and Assistant Professor at Ohio State University.

Chandrasekhar Durisety

VP, Manufacturing

Chandrasekhar has 20+ years in new product innovation for medical, consumer and wireless products. He was previously with Thin Film Electronics ASA, ThinkEco, Toshiba, Spansion, and Wipro & Sensor Products. PhD & MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee.

Blake Gurfein, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Blake leads Tivic Health’s clinical and scientific research. In addition to his full-time role at Tivic Health, he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Blake is an expert in neuromodulation device development and has served as a research executive and consultant for medical device and pharma companies including Rio Grande Neurosciences and EMD Serono/Pfizer. Blake’s prior research in neuroscience and immunology has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and philanthropic donors, yielding high-impact journal publications.

Ph.D., Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Sc.B., Neuroscience, Brown University.

Maureen Perou

VP, Marketing and Product Management

Launched first OTC TENS unit in the US in 23,000 stores. Marketing & product development leadership positions at Omron Healthcare, The Pampered Chef, Perou Consulting, Unilever, and Pepsi. Frost & Sullivan 2017 Award for New Product Innovation. Launched 500+ medical devices and consumer products. MBA, University of Chicago.

Ryan Sabia

VP, Finance and Operations

Ryan has 18 years of experience in global supply chain, systems infrastructure, and sales operations in industries that range from automotive, medical supply, and consumer electronics. He is seasoned in environments that range from Fortune 500 companies(JP Morgan, BestBuy, Toyota) to bootstrap startups while specializing in scaling for global omnichannel logistics and e-commerce marketplaces. With a degree in both finance and accounting, Ryan drives a data-focused approach while leveraging modern technologies for business analytics and resource planning.

Michael Nketiah

VP, Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Prior to joining Tivic Health, Michael Nketiah served as VP in the areas of Quality and Regulatory for other medical technology companies such as SIRIS Medical, ClearPath Surgical Inc., and Previvo Genetics, Inc. He also served as Senior Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at PROCEPT BioRobotics.

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