Meet the Team
DR BILL BUCHANAN
After completing his Cardiology training at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 1991, Dr. Buchanan moved to Wilmington, NC and founded Coastal Cardiology.
He grew this practice to include 15 Cardiologists to serve SE North Carolina. It was acquired by New Hanover Regional Medical Center in 2008.
Dr. Buchanan continues to practice Cardiology and specializes in coronary intervention. He holds multiple patents and has a passion for solving problems that cause risk for patients and healthcare providers.
Outside of work, you will find him in the cockpit of an airplane, kite surfing, playing guitar at his church or spending time with his family.
DR RICHARD MOORE
Dr. Moore graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to graduate with honors from the UNC School of Medicine.
He then completed his residency and internship at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. Afterwards, Dr. Moore returned to North Carolina, completing a fellowship in hand, upper extremity & microvascular surgery at Duke University.
Dr. Moore has remained active in educational endeavors and has lectured nationally and internationally. He practices in Wilmington, NC where he specializes in complex upper extremity problems.
When Dick is not working, you will find him traveling to his daughter’s soccer games at UNC, hunting with his sons, or spending time at Wrightsville Beach with his wife, Beth.
Todd has been in the medical device business since for more than 20 years, with a focus in the cardiovascular space since 2008.
He has worked for startup and Fortune 500 companies. In all of Todd’s roles, he has built underdeveloped or new business franchises into multi-million-dollar businesses. While at Access Closure Inc., the company was acquired by Cardinal Health for $230M in 2014. He then joined St. Jude Medical Corp., which was acquired by Abbott Vascular in 2016 for $26B.
He and the Salus Scientific Corp. team have taken the GLiFT concept through the patent process, product design, FDA Regulatory, funding, market validation and now commercialization.
Outside of work, Todd enjoys doing anything outdoors, traveling with his wife Suzanne, or playing tennis with his daughters.
VP SALES & DISTRIBUTION
Dave has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including sales leadership, operations, and business development. Before joining Salus Scientific Corp., he spent three years at Vital Connect, Inc., an early stage digital health company. As Sr. VP of Commercial Operations, he was responsible for launching their cardiac monitoring solution which grew to over $30M annual revenue. Dave brings extensive experience including new therapy development sales, commercial leadership, C-Suite negotiations, contracting, and exceeding corporate sales goals.
Dave is a Clemson graduate who resides in Greenville with his wife, Kristine. When not working, he can be found working on his farm with his three sons, being active in his church or spending time with his wife.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Michael is a graduate of Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After attending culinary school at The Art Institute of Colorado he entered the wine and spirits industry and helped open a fine wine shop in Highlands Ranch, CO. In 2005, he moved back to Tennessee where he owned/ operated The Forked Vine Wine & Spirits for 16 years before selling it in 2021. During this time he was also on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association protecting the rights of small businesses.
Michael resides in Jackson, TN with his wife Kim. When not working, he is usually hunting, fishing, or working on improving the wildlife habitat on recreational properties.
Keith is a graduate of Lafayette College with dual degrees in Economics and Government. He is an investment management professional with over 20 years experience in corporate structure trading and valuation. Keith leveraged his experiences to found two companies, Harbor Hill Investments and Hill Street Advisory. Previously, Keith was Director of US Fundamental Trading for Surveyor Capital, a Division of Citadel, LLC.
He has been a series 7, 55, 63 and 24 licensed professional.
When he isn’t working, he is spending with time with his wife and two daughters at their home in Mount Pleasant, SC.
Jon attended pharmacy school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and law school at the University of South Carolina where he graduated magna cum laude.
Jon’s legal focus is devoted to pharmacy, drug, medical device and health law issues. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, The United States District Court of South Carolina, and the American Health Lawyers’ Association.
When Jon isn’t working, you will find him spending time in the mountains with his family.
Salus Scientific Corp., a Charleston, South Carolina-based company established in 2021, has been created to produce innovative medical technologies benefiting both healthcare workers and patients. Salus Scientific was born of necessity when one of the founding physicians suffered a shoulder injury while kiteboarding. He needed to get back to work which requires him to work long hours in a lead apron as an interventional cardiologist, found no available product to help with that issue and decided that a solution could be devised that would also benefit many thousands of healthcare providers who wear lead aprons and struggle with fatigue, musculoskeletal issues, neuropathy, and discomfort while serving their patients.
This was the birth of the GLift and has led to the origination of Salus Scientific, a company passionately committed to producing medical devices designed to enhance the safety and comfort of healthcare professionals and patients alike.
The GLift Pro is our first commercialized device, but our team is busy developing plans for other new-age technologies focused on eliminating hazards for caregivers and patients. Musculoskeletal stresses and injuries associated with the use of lead aprons have become well-documented in recent years. GLift users claim to both relieve fatigue and lessen the risk of injury when use is adopted. This is accomplished by utilization of a patented endoskeleton which transfers an apron’s weight from the shoulders and spine to the iliac crests. The apron in the GLift Pro system includes the safest and most effective lead available and the system requires little to no behavior modification for its wearer during a busy workday. The system is fabricated to match a customer’s measurements and can be customized for color or logo. We produce aprons that the wearer feels and looks good wearing.
Most medical devices on the market today are intended for patient use and we at Salus Scientific understand that the patient’s well-being must remain the highest priority, one that we will endeavor to serve. We believe that the safety and comfort of those providing medical care is also a crucially important need, one that has too often been minimized, and that providers need and deserve the highest quality safe cost-effective equipment, just as patients do. We are committed to providing devices for both patients and healthcare workers while doing so efficiently and with the highest ethical standards. We look forward to accomplishing these intentions with the help and guidance of valued partners, potentially including you.
Bill, Richard, and Todd