LifeBot is pleased to announce the appointment of Antonio Marttos Jr., M.D., leader in telemedicine at the University of Miami (UM), Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Ryder Trauma Center, to the role of its Chief Medical Officer.
LifeBot is pleased to announce the appointment of Antonio Marttos Jr., M.D. to the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The assignment further affirms the position of LifeBot as the leader in mobile integrated healthcare and resuscitation technologies.
Antonio Marttos, Jr., MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UM – Ryder Trauma Center since September 2004 and Director of Trauma Telemedicine at the William Lehman Injury Research Center.
Dr. Marttos graduated from Medical School in (1993) and completed Surgical Residency training in 1997 in Brazil. He was professor of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgeon at the ABC Foundation Medical School in Brazil. Dr. Marttos was also the Chief of Surgery at Santa Marina Hospital. In 2004 Dr. Marttos was invited to join Jackson Memorial Hospital for Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship.
Dr. Marttos participated in many research studies and clinical projects under grants from the United States (US) Department of Defense, the US Department of State, and the Florida Department of Health. Some of those studies and projects, such as robot in trauma environment, involved education and training to develop solutions to provide expert support in Trauma environments including the Resuscitation Unit, the Intensive Care Unit, and the Operating Room. Other projects involved the use of Telemedicine capabilities in mass casualty situations in partnership with the US Army Forward Surgical Teams as well as in exercises conducted at Jackson Memorial Hospital; Telemedicine Education and Advice for Military Medicine (TEAMM) (an educational program that linked the UM Miller School of Medicine/Ryder Trauma Center with the US Air Force); the Tele-mentoring in the Operating Room was about Use of Telemedicine in the Operating Room to help surgeons during trauma cases.
In 2009 Dr. Marttos was awarded the Florida Department of Health Outstanding Leadership for Florida Trauma Telemedicine program. Also in 2009 he received the “First Annual State Surgeon General Health Innovation, Prevention and Management Award”.
Under Dr. Marttos’ leadership, a telemedicine network was implemented to support the University of Miami Tents, and posteriorly Hospital Bernard Mevs in Association with Project Medshare, after the Haiti Earthquake in 2009. Dr. Marttos also developed and implemented a telemedicine network for the Brazilian Olympic Team during the 2012 London Olympics Games.
“Being involved in Telemedicine for as long as I have, I have had the privilege to work with the best technology in the world and there are a number of great telemedicine companies that I enjoy working with. Putting my name and personal reputation on LifeBot is special, because I will be able to help the continuation of the original “DREAMS Project”, a dream of many special people with amazing minds that had the right vision and started it so many years ago. For me, it’s a combination of the technology and the LifeBot team that made me feel comfortable moving forward in this relationship.”
“Being a Trauma Surgeon and given my experience with the military, the work I’ve done in disasters such as Haiti and the Brazilian night club fire, and other clinical projects implemented, it makes sense for me to assume a leadership role at LifeBot. My passion is to save lives and I truly believe in the use of this technology to achieve this goal. This is what we do.”
However, LifeBot’s vision of making what was originally designed for the battlefield available to patients world- wide made the decision easier. “No matter where the patient is located, LifeBot is capable of bringing a “Micro-Hospital” there allowing us to achieve higher standards of care; like having a doctor in every village. With LifeBot, there are no borders,” said Marttos.
In his role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marttos will lead clinical solutions and outcomes processes and help guide product development initiatives.
“We welcome Dr. Marttos to our organization. His participation in major telemedicine programs world-wide and military and disaster management, as well as his commitment to patient centered care, all combine to enhance our efforts to build the best mobile healthcare delivery systems in the world. We could not be more pleased that he has joined us at LifeBot.”, stated CEO, Roger Lee Heath.
Antonio Marttos Jr., MD’s CV is available for viewing and download at following link: download cv
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