• ©2019 Cardea Associates, Inc.
  • ©2019 Cardea Associates, Inc.
  • ©2019 Cardea Associates, Inc.

About Us

Cardea Associates was founded by experts who are passionate about saving lives through cardiovascular research and product innovation.

David Hadley, PhD

Dr. Hadley has over 30 years of hands-on experience blending customer needs with information technology through research and development. He spent nine years as Vice President of Research and Development for Quinton Cardiology. In this role, Dr. Hadley was responsible for rebuilding the engineering team, establishing robust new product architectures and developing the next generation of Quinton and Burdick diagnostic ECG products.

Prior to his role at Quinton Cardiology, Dr. Hadley was with Primus Knowledge Solutions and Sierra Geophysics. He earned his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.

Victor Froelicher, MD

Dr. Froelicher is respected worldwide for his knowledge about cardiology, exercise, computerized electrocardiography and the cardiovascular system, as well as helping to develop guidelines for numerous professional organizations. Dr. Froelicher is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and cardiologist to Stanford University athletes, with a current focus on screening athletes for cardiovascular risk. As part of this role, his reach extends to screening Olympic athletes and local professional sports teams. Dr. Froelicher has also been director of the ECG and Exercise Testing Laboratories at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System since 1992.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School in 1967, Dr. Froelicher obtained his internship and internal medicine training at Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center. While at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Dr. Froelicher published numerous works related to exercise physiology, as well as screening active duty aviators, astronauts and military athletes for heart disease. After 11 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, he joined the faculty at the University of California at San Diego.

At UCSD, he was the principal investigator of the NIHLBI randomized trial of cardiac rehabilitation called PERFEXT (PERfusion PerFormance EXercise Trial). In 1980, he was the co-founding editor of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. From 1984 to 1992, Dr. Froelicher was Chief of Cardiology at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he performed the Veterans Affairs’ largest outcomes study on coronary artery disease. He was also the co-principal investigator of a Veterans Affairs cooperative multicenter study of exercise testing and angiography called QUEXTA (QUantitative EXercise Testing and Angiography).

 

David Hadley, PhD

David Hadley, PhD

Victor Froelicher, MD

Victor Froelicher, MD