About Us


Who We Are

Caretaker Medical® is a MedTech Innovator founded in Charlottesville, Virginia, in March 2014 to commercialize wearable monitoring devices constructed around our Patented Pulse Decomposition Analysis technology.

Caretaker Medical is a group of MedTech innovators. We have developed the VitalStream monitoring system that sets a new standard in portability, simplicity, and medical-grade wearable wireless vital signs monitoring.  VitalStream uses a small, comfortable finger cuff to accurately measure continuous, non-invasive beat-by-beat Blood Pressure (“cNIBP”), ECG-Accurate Heart Rate, and Respiration Rate. It can also be used to monitor Blood Volume (for hemorrhage detection), Arterial Stiffness, and other hemodynamic parameters.

VitalStream measurements have been shown in Clinical trials to be equivalent to other cNIBP patient monitors and heart rate methods.  As MedTech innovators, we anticipate that this solution in vital signs monitoring will disrupt the current patient monitoring environment and become widely adopted in the medical community.

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Our Team of MedTech Innovators


Jeff Pompeo

Co-Founder, President & CEO

Martin B

Martin Baruch

Co-Founder & CTO


Todd Hochrein

Chief Financial Officer


Warren Kressinger-Dunn

General Manager EMEA/ASIA


Rolf Hueppi

Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board


Johnny Mann

VP Sales & Marketing

David Gerdt

David Gerdt

Co-Founder (Retired)

Medical Advisory Board

Joseph L. Hutchison, M.D.

Joseph L. Hutchison, M.D., is an otolaryngologist and Vice President of Blue Ridge Ear, Nose and Throat in Lynchburg, Virginia. He had a prior appointment as Clinical Assistant Instructor at Albany Medical college and has been Clinical Instructor of Otolaryngology for Lynchburg Family Practice Residency since 2000.

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Dr. Hutchison brings a wealth of leadership experience as a managing partner of Art of Healthcare, Executive Hospital Group and TDJ, past president of Lynchburg Academy of Medicine, as well as a board member for Medical Society of Virginia Political Action Committee, Integrated Health Care and Madaktari Africa. He has also played a key role in growing Blue Ridge Ear, Nose and Throat from small practice to a 7 provider, fully digitally integrated team. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International. His work with Art of Healthcare and TDJ involve innovation and intellectual property development. He has international medical business development experience with Executive Hospital Group. With these companies, he has been able to pursue instrument and product design and development, app development, franchise development and hospital design and development. His work with Madaktari Africa has given him the opportunity to embrace the idea of creating sustainable healthcare in areas of need.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he received his Bachelor of Science in psychology and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Iowa. He received his residency training in otolaryngology at Albany Medical Center. He has been in private practice with Blue Ridge Ear, Nose and Throat since 2000. He is board certified and is a member of the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physician Executives American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

He has been married to Annmarie since 1989. They have four beautiful children: Ruby, Moses, Lila and Anabel. He loves to play guitar and has played in multiple bands throughout the years.

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Dr. Chris Ghaemmaghami, M.D.

Dr. Chris Ghaemmaghami, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Ghaemmaghami is the Medical Center’s Senior Physician, overseeing medical staff and patient care and service.

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He has worked at U.Va. since 1998 and has held a variety of positions in the Department of Emergency Medicine, including Medical Director and Vice Chairman. He is also the liaison for clinical activities at the U.Va. School of Medicine, U.Va. School of Nursing, U.Va. Medical Center and the U.Va. Physicians Group.

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Jay H. Sanders, M.D.

Jay H. Sanders, M.D., is the CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Founding Board Member and President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association.

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Known to many as the “Father of Telemedicine”, he developed the first Statewide telemedicine system, the first Correctional telemedicine program, the first tele-homecare technology, called “The Electronic House Call”, and the first telemedicine kiosk. His consulting activities have included NASA, DOD, HHS, the FCC, State Governments, WHO, multiple academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies. During the Clinton Administration he represented the USA to the G8 nations for telemedicine, and was appointed by former HHS Secretary Leavitt, to the Chronic Care Workgroup Committee.

He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, a member of AOA, and did his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he became Chief Medical Resident.

In 1970, he developed and started the first Division of General Medicine in the country at the University of Miami where he was Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Other academic appointments include being Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was Director of the Telemedicine Institute, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Professor at Yale University School of Medicine.

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Younghoon Kwon, M.D

Younghoon Kwon, M.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington’s division of Cardiology and the director of the inpatient/cardiac ICU at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia’s Cardiology department.

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Dr. Kwon is the USA’s only physician board-certified in Cardiology, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. His clinical practice focuses on cardiac critical care, cardiac imaging and, cardiovascular-sleep interaction. He has a special interest in the physiological monitoring of patients in both acute care settings as well as sleep.  His research is funded by the NIH and a number of foundations. He is an editorial board member for the Physiological Measurement and Sleep journal and a task force member for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Critical Care Exam. He is originally from South Korea graduating from Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. He obtained an internal medicine residency at MCP Hahnemann (Drexel) after which he pursued clinical fellowships in Critical care (University of Pittsburgh), Sleep ( Hennepin County Medical Center), and Cardiology (University of Minnesota). He also has a special interest and board certification in Neurocritical Care. He is also board certified in  Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiac CT. He has a Master in Science degree in Clinical Research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

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