Medical Advisory Board

Meet our esteemed Medical Advisory Board, our team of expert healthcare professionals guiding our innovations and growth

Gregory J. Schears, MD

Mayo Clinic


Dr. Gregory J. Schears, M.D. is a pediatric intensivist and anesthesiologist with a long-standing interest in reducing patient complications and improving our approach to vascular access. Dr. Schears completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, his anesthesia residency, pediatric anesthesia fellowship and pediatric critical care fellowship at John's Hopkins hospital and worked at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for 5 years until he was recruited to the Mayo Clinic in 2001 to head the ECMO service. There he serves as a Consultant of Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and is the physician liaison to the nurse led PICC team, Former Medical Director of the ECMO Service and Co-Director of the Congenital Heart Unit.


Dr. Schears is an acknowledged thought leader in vascular access. He is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic working with both pediatric and adult patients. He has served on the editorial board for JAVA and on the AVA Board of Directors as Treasurer.   He is very active with product development to help reduce complications and has given hundreds of presentations locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Medical Advisory Board