SAINT PAUL, Minn., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMedix™, a health IT company focused on improving lives through integrated medical devices and software, announces the appointment of John Martin, MD, FACS, as Medical Director. A respected researcher and author, Dr. Martin is one of the only board certified Vascular Surgeons in the nation who is also the CEO of a major cardiology practice. Under Dr. Martin's leadership as Medical Director of Heart and Vascular Services and Director of Surgical Quality, Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has become a nationally recognized facility for the treatment of vascular disease. Dr. Martin has made a formidable contribution to our nation's preventive healthcare movement and will draw from his extensive expertise to provide leadership and guidance for BioMedix™ company initiatives.
"BioMedix™ continues to make a difference with its innovative products—BioMedix™ technology offers a platform for providers to collaborate to find and treat more patients with vascular disease," said Dr. Martin, "I am excited to join an organization that has long been dedicated to promoting early detection and prevention of cardiovascular events."
Joining the Anne Arundel Medical Center medical staff in 1999, Dr. Martin has served on various hospital committees, including the Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Martin has developed training, education and multiple research initiatives for AAMC, as well as a dedicated vascular patient unit. In 2000, he co-founded the Dare to C.A.R.E. Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing the community about the threat and treatment of cardiovascular disease, providing free cardiovascular screenings to more than 30,000 individuals to date.
"The clinical experience and knowledge of vascular health that Dr. Martin brings to BioMedix™ will strengthen our continuing mission of advancing technology-enabled collaborative care," said John Romans, BioMedix™ President and CEO. "We are very pleased to have a medical professional of his caliber join our team."
Dr. Martin received his BS from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He then completed medical school, his residency in surgery and a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is board certified in vascular surgery. In his new role, Dr. Martin will be overseeing care improvement initiatives, research agendas and medical policy development for BioMedix™ medical devices and collaborative care platforms.
BioMedix™ is a leader in Health Information Technology (HIT) software, products and services that connect Podiatric Physicians, Primary Care Physicians, vascular labs, vascular specialists, hospitals and healthcare systems in a continuum of collaborative care. We provide the only integrated suite of hardware, software and online services designed to cost-effectively detect vascular disease. Our award-winning suite of medical devices, advanced practice management and Electronic Health Record (EHR) software and web-based solutions give providers a more complete view of patient care. For more information about BioMedix™ products, call 877-854-0014 or log on to www.BioMedix.com.