Friends of Heartsight

Friends of Heartsight include experts, ambassadors, and advocates who are thought leaders and trailblazers in their respective fields. This powerful group of individuals generously supports Heartsight with updates from the field to help develop and implement programming for improving the recovery and survivorship of those affected by cardiac arrest.

All friends of Heartsight have been listed in alphabetical order by last name.

“Heartsight brings to patients and loved ones a unique cardiac arrest resource that will empower them in their journey for healing.”

Paul Chan, MD, MSc.

Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City

“From personal experience, we understand the crucial need for guidance after a life-altering event like sudden cardiac arrest, and we are proud to contribute to a platform that simplifies this journey for others. We believe in Heartsight’s potential to provide invaluable help to survivors, co-survivors, lay responders, and anyone affected by this medical event – it is the resource we wish we had had.”
Will Flanary, MD (he/him) & Kristin Flanary, MA (she/her)

Content Creators & Advocates, Glaucomflecken LLC

“As a former clinician and long-term resuscitation advocate, I am acutely aware of the significant mental health and psychological impacts of cardiac arrest on survivors, their families and all those involved in the care of cardiac arrest patients.  As more people are surviving cardiac arrest now than ever before, there is a considerable and growing number of people needing support. Heartsight provides that support in the form of essential resources, education, and information for survivors, co-survivors, the grief stricken, and healthcare professionals. The resources are also truly welcomed and necessary in addressing the short- and long-term impact of successful and unsuccessful resuscitation efforts by lay rescuers. In addition, Heartsight enables an enhanced focus on efforts to develop strategies to build resiliency and prevent chronic emotional distress in survivors and all those affected by sudden cardiac arrest.”
David B Hiltz (he/him)

Chief Innovation Officer, Code One Training Solutions, LLC / AED Team

“Heartsight holds tremendous promise for providing survivors of cardiac arrest and their family  members with the information and support they need to help reduce the emotional toll of cardiac arrest. We are so fortunate to partner with the inspirational leaders of Heartsight to rigorously test their approach through a research study, funded through the Columbia Roybal Center and the National Institute on Aging.”

Ian M Kronish, MD, MPH, FAHA

Principal Investigator, Roybal Center funded by National Institute of Health

“This valuable web resource collaborative of patients, survivors, health providers and scientists is long overdue.As scientists we traditionally have focused on drugs, interventions and systems of care that may alter the first 20 minutes of a cardiac arrest and how to optimize the care in the ICU not knowing much about the outcomes beyond survival to discharge.  Our scientific focus seems to drift after discharge and we know so little about what it is like to survive long term after cardiac arrest.  This team is poised to blow open this treasure chest of unknowns.  We can do better.  We know how to restart the heart, we can learn how to preserve brain in those precious early minutes after arrest and preserve executive function at one year and more.  We just need to listen to our patients and their families and understand how to measure important outcomes and the courage to test interventions that potentially could make a difference.

This website is one step forward in a journey of recovery.”

Laurie J Morrison, MD

Professor, Emergency Medicine Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center

“Heartsight offers comprehensive insights into the recovery journey of OHCA survivors and co-survivors, which is helpful not only for those affected by cardiac arrest but also for the wider community of researchers and healthcare providers. Navigating the complexities of a new normal after surviving a cardiac arrest can be an arduous journey and Heartsight is key to reducing the confusion and isolation that survivors and co-survivors may face.

With the growing number of cardiac arrest survivors in Singapore, we see an urgent need to understand and measure outcomes important to survivors and co-survivors and develop and implement programs that can potentially improve their recovery and survivorship.  

As a scientist whose area of research has predominantly been focused on the first five links in the chain of survival, the wealth of resources and experience from Heartsight will be extremely useful as we embark on our journey of research, advocacy, and awareness in the space of cardiac arrest survivorship.”


Senior Consultant and Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Director, Prehospital and Emergency Research Center (PERC), Duke-NUS Medical School