Joe is a Vietnam Veteran where he served in the US Army.  He attended the University of New Haven and completed a two year preceptorship in laboratory and clinical cardiology.  Joe spent 35 years in the the field of cardiology starting as Director of Cardiology Services at Danbury Hospital and then moved into the medical device industry where he was a Senior Staff Scientist in the Advanced Research and Development group at St Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management Division. Joe has over 90 US patents and 10 publications in his field.  Joe retired and moved to Bend, Oregon in 2006.  Since his retirement he has been an independent consultant to the medical device industry and served on the Board of The Heart Institute of the Cascades.

Joseph (Joe) Florio

Board Member