Saving kids lives by making critical dosing errors a thing of the past.
Certa DoseTM offers a unique measuring system that helps eliminate dosing errors in kids by using any of the industry standard methods of estimating a patient’s weight, including length and age, and automatically converts that weight to the appropriate dosage on our color-coded syringe.
Dr. Caleb Hernandez is the creator of the Certa DoseTM syringe and the company’s Chief Medical Officer. He is an attending physician in the Emergency Department for University of Colorado Health, is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and a Fellow for the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Hernandez’s personal experience with saving a child’s life by preventing an accidental overdose of 10-times the correct amount inspired him to invent a solution for such medical errors and adverse drug events. This is how Certa DoseTM was born. Dr. Hernandez has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals on these subjects and regularly speaks at emergency medicine conferences.
Our management team includes core people with significant medical device experience and commitment to take Certa DoseTM to the next level. Click below to view our Executive Leadership and Board of Directors.
Dr. Caleb Hernandez, Certa DoseTM Inventor, Chief Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine Specialist
Caleb Hernandez, DO, FACEP, is currently an attending physician in the Emergency Department for University of Colorado Health. He is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow for the American College of Emergency Physicians. Additionally, he is the EMS Medical Director for a large company in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he oversees the First Responder Service for the facility. Dr. Hernandez’s passion for patient safety in emergency medicine and pediatrics inspired him to invent a solution that can eliminate medical errors and adverse drug events. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on these subjects and regularly speaks at emergency medicine conferences.
John Blood, Chief Operating Officer
John Blood is an accomplished executive that has spent his professional career focused on helping companies manage rapid growth and complex operational challenges. John cofounded CertaDose with Dr. Caleb Hernandez in 2013. Prior to rejoining CertaDose in early 2018 as COO, John was the CFO of Breckenridge-Wynkoop (principal assets sold to Anheuser-Busch), CFO and Head of Business Development with Sphero, and CFO and Head of Business Development with National Rehab Equipment (sold to McKesson). Previously, he was a private equity investor with AEA Investors.
Greg Walker, Executive Vice President Sales
Greg Walker is a highly motivated business leader with proven track record in developing commercial sales organizations by providing direction, support, and leadership to achieve multiple company objectives. Throughout his career, he has created and led organizations with focus on sales growth, profitability, and operational efficiency. Greg has more than 30 years of broad based experience in sales with the last 20 years dedicated in the medical device and diagnostic industry. Greg prefers the start-up environment and has broad based expertise in successfully bringing innovative products to market and sustaining growth of those products over a long period of time. He has a passion and commitment to pioneering products that drive patient outcomes, improve quality of care, and have the potential to be the standard of care device.
Board of Directors
Dr. Stephen Hoffenberg, MD, FACEP, Board of Directors
Stephen Hoffenberg is an emergency physician having practiced in the Denver area since 1978. He was Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rose Medical Center from 1982 through 1996, when he organized the CarePoint Medical Group and continues to serve as its CEO. CarePoint is one of Colorado’s largest private practices and is a multi-specialty group with 111 emergency medicine practitioners, 25 neurologist, 26 pediatricians, and 28 hospitalists.