Advisors & Consultants

The Company’s board of advisors includes leading researchers in the field of altitude physiology and weight loss. They include:

Joe Boatman, Ph.D.
Dr. Boatman is an air quality engineer and authority in the monitoring and controlling of CO2 and O2.
Peter Hackett M.D.
Dr. Hackett is a medical advisor for CAT and leads the clinical planning discussions for Aestis. He is internationally recognized leader in altitude research and one of the world’s foremost experts in the physiology of hypoxia.
Jay T. Kearney, Ph.D.
Dr. Kearney is a former head of Sport Sciences for the U.S. Olympic Committee. He has published more than 75 scholarly articles and has lectured broadly both in the U.S. and internationally.
Hugh Montgomery, M.D.
Dr. Montgomery is a senior lecturer in Cardiovascular Genetics, Honorary Consultant in Intensive Care, University College London. Dr. Montgomery has studied the mechanisms of hypoxia-induced weight loss.
Steve Muza, Ph.D.
Dr. Muza is a researcher with the U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine and one of the most active and well respected altitude researchers in the U.S.
Robert C. Roach, Ph.D.
Dr. Roach is the Director of Research for the Colorado Center for Altitude Medicine and Physiology and a leading researcher in altitude physiology.
Heikki Rusko, Ph.D.
Dr. Rusko is a pioneering researcher in the field of hypoxia and altitude simulation, a member of the Finnish Olympic Committee, and professor of sports physiology at the University of Jyvaskula Finland.

Additional advisors enlisted specifically for Aestis clinical development include:

Marc Cornier, M.D.
Dr. Cornier, based in Denver, CO, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Center for Human Nutrition.
James O. Hill, Ph.D.
Dr. Hill is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Hill also serves as the Director of the Center for Human Nutrition, a nutrition center funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Richard Holcomb, Ph.D.
Dr. Holcomb works for Quintiles Transnational Corp., a multi-billion dollar international contract research organization specializing in the design and management of clinical trials, as well as product commercialization.
Benjamin Honigman, M.D.
Dr. Honigman, based in Denver, CO, is a Professor of Surgery and the Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is the Director of the Colorado Center for Altitude Medicine and Physiology.
Benjamin D. Levine, M.D.
Dr. Levine, based in Dallas, TX, is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Wim H.M. Saris, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Saris is a professor in Human Nutrition at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, focusing on energy metabolism and substrate utilization under different conditions, including athletic performance, obesity, diabetes and cancer, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between daily physical activity and energy- and substrate balance.
Hunter R. Smith, M.D.
Dr. Smith, based in Boulder, CO, is affiliated with the Boulder Valley Pulmonology and Medical Directory, the Human Performance Laboratory and the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine.
David L. West, Ph.D., LD
Dr. West, based in Rockville, MD, is a Vice President at Quintiles Consulting and served as deputy director in the Office of Device Evaluation at CDRH at the FDA from 1989 to 1993.