Dr. Jeff Joseph

Dr. Jeffrey I. Joseph, D.O., is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Scientific/Clinical Advisory Boards of RTM Vital Signs, LLC. Dr. Joseph has over thirty years of experience as a clinical anesthesiologist, researcher, and innovator of medical device technology.  Dr. Joseph is Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice-Chairman of and Director of Research for the Department of Anesthesiology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Joseph is also Director of the Jefferson Artificial Pancreas Center and Associate Director of the Anesthesiology Program for Translational Research. In addition, Dr. Joseph is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University.  

Dr. Joseph is both an inventor and experienced entrepreneur.  He is a named inventor on numerous patents related to implantable medical devices, biomaterials, vital sign monitoring, and drug delivery systems. Dr. Joseph is a Co-Founder of Animas Corporation, a medical device company that developed a long-term implantable glucose monitoring system and insulin pump leading to a closed-loop artificial pancreas system to help patients manage their diabetes. Animas had a successful Initial Public Offering in 2004 (Nasdaq: PUMP) and was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2005. Dr. Joseph is also a Co-Founder and Chairman of the Scientific/Clinical Advisory Boards of Capillary Biomedical, Inc.

Dr. Joseph has received numerous honors and awards, including the Arthur Tarrow Award for Research Excellence and the Becton Dickinson Career Achievement Award for Medical Device Innovation. He has also served on the Scientific/Medical Advisory Boards of Medtronic Diabetes, Edwards Lifesciences, Becton Dickinson, Echo Therapeutics, and Thermalin Diabetes.  Dr. Joseph is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies, including the Society for Critical Care Medicine, the Society of Physician Inventors, the Diabetes Technology Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Meigs Society.  In addition, Dr. Joseph served as a Board Member and Vice-Chairman of Research for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

Dr. Joseph has served on numerous scientific committees, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Examples of Dr. Joseph’s influential leadership in the areas of medical device innovation include the Oversight Committee of the Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (sponsored by the FDA) and Chairman of the NIH-NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel to Develop New Therapeutics and Monitoring Technologies for Type 1 Diabetes – Towards an Artificial Pancreas. Dr. Joseph has published more than thirty-five research papers in peer reviewed journals related to medical device innovation, including the American Heart Journal, Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, International Journal Pharmaceutics, International Journal of Clinical Practice, the Journal of Arthroplasty, and the Annals of Applied Statistics. In addition, Dr. Joseph has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, and Medical Device Research Report. Dr. Joseph is routinely invited to lecture both nationally and internationally on medical device innovation, implantation biology, sensors, algorithms, and drug delivery.

Dr. Jeffrey I Joseph has worked at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital for more than thirty years. He received a BS in Biology from Dickinson College (1979) and a DO from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (1983). Dr. Joseph completed an internship and year of general surgery residency at the Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia then completed a residency and fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology and research at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1988).