Elevating stroke care.

Imperative Care is reimagining how technology can solve stroke’s unmet needs, enabling healthcare providers with the ability to raise the standard of care for patients.

Elevating stroke care.

Imperative Care is reimagining how technology can solve stroke’s unmet needs, enabling healthcare providers with the ability to raise the standard of care for patients.

Our Story

Imperative Care is singularly dedicated to finding meaningful answers to unsolved problems in stroke. Founded by experienced healthcare leaders and clinical advisors, Imperative Care understands the vast and urgent needs in stroke. Our focus is on medical technology designed to expedite and improve the effectiveness of treatment, giving patients a chance for optimal recovery.

When stroke happens, time is measured in seconds, not days or years. How we use it makes all the difference. The time is now. It’s crucial, vital, urgent. Stroke care can’t wait, that’s why we are Imperative Care.

Press Releases

  • January 10, 2020

    Imperative Care Announces Appointment of Daniel Davis as Chief Operating Officer

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  • December 10, 2019

    Imperative Care Announces $85 Million Series C Financing for Innovative Stroke Treatments

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  • October 15, 2019

    Imperative Care Announces Appointment of Brian Armijo as Vice President of Operations

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  • April 30, 2019

    Imperative Care Announces U.S. Clearance of the ZOOM Aspiration System

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  • January 23, 2019

    Imperative Care Announces FDA Clearance of Initial Products

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Our Products

A New Category of Intracranial Access
Large Distal Platform (LDP)

Large diameter catheters that combine the stability of a long sheath with the flexibility of an intermediate catheter. Track farther and get closer to the treatment site for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke procedures.

3D rendering of TracStar catheter
  • Large .088" inner lumen with an 8F outer diameter
  • Soft, atraumatic TRX™ Tip optimized for navigation through tortuous vasculature
  • Proximally supportive to maintain stability while delivering a wide range of interventional devices
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A New Complete Stroke Solution
ZOOM™ Aspiration System

Designed to work with the Large Distal Platform (LDP), our easy to deliver, highly trackable reperfusion catheters are optimized for fast, effective clot removal in a wide range of sizes to treat occlusions from ICA to M2.

3D rendering of ZOOM Reperfusion Catheters
  • Smooth delivery to track through severe tortuosity
  • Unique TRX Tip with 15% greater surface area for complete clot ingestion
  • Durable design for complex procedures
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Picture of a ZOOM Pump

Powered by the ZOOM Pump, capable of delivering -29.5 inHg vacuum.

Meet the Team

Picture of Chairman and CEO Fred Khosravi

Fred Khosravi

Chairman and CEO

Picture of CFO John Buckley

John Buckley


Picture of CTO Yi Yang

Yi Yang


Picture of COO Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis


Picture of EVP Marketing Ariel Sutton

Ariel Sutton

EVP Marketing

Picture of VP Research and Development Chad Roue

Chad Roue

VP Research and Development

Picture of SVP Human Resources Carole Roth

Carole Roth

SVP Human Resources

Picture of VP R&D and GM, Implants Lilip Lau

Lilip Lau

VP R&D and GM, Implants

Picture of Corporate Scientific Officer Syed Hossainy, PhD

Syed Hossainy, PhD

Corporate Scientific Officer

Picture of VP Strategic Development and GM, Patient@Home Care Kirsten Carroll

Kirsten Carroll

VP Strategic Development and GM, Patient@Home Care

Picture of SVP Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance Nora Hadding

Nora Hadding

SVP Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance

Picture of VP Operations Brian Armijo

Brian Armijo

VP Operations

Picture of VP Corporate Development Phillip Nalbone

Phillip Nalbone

VP Corporate Development

Picture of VP Advanced Explorations Mike Strasser

Mike Strasser

VP Advanced Explorations


Our Board of Directors

Tara Butler, M.D. MBA

Ascension Health Ventures

Henry Chen, J.D.

Delos Capital

Andrew Hack, M.D., Ph.D.

Bain Capital

John J. Hamre, Ph.D.

Center for Strategic International Studies

L. Nelson (Nick) Hopkins,
M.D. F.A.C.S.

University of Buffalo

Fred Khosravi, Chairman

Imperative Care

Amarpreet (Amar) Sawhney, Ph.D.

Incept, LLC

Frank Yu

Ally Bridge Group

Our Founding Clinical Advisors

From day one, Imperative Care has prioritized clinical insights to inform our approach to elevating stroke care. Our founding clinical advisors have been involved with the company since its inception and help advise on the company’s product pipeline and clinical strategy.

Imperative Care was co-founded by Dr. Nick Hopkins, founder and chief scientific officer of the Jacobs Institute in Buffalo, New York. The company’s three founding clinical advisors are Adnan Siddiqui, M.D., Ph.D., Neurosurgeon at the University of Buffalo Neurosurgery; Aquilla “Quill” Turk, D.O., Neuroendovascular surgeon in Greenville Health System; and J Mocco, M.D., M.S. Neurosurgeon at the Mount Sinai Health System, New York. All founding clinical advisors are stockholders in Imperative Care.

Join Us

At Imperative Care, we are a team of committed innovators passionate about improving patient outcomes with new solutions to stroke care. Our company culture is collaborative, creative and results-oriented.

As we expand, we continue to search for passionate, energetic and talented individuals. If you are looking for an environment where you can have real impact, we invite you to explore our career opportunities. If you don’t see the perfect job match here, but think we may be the right place for you, please reach out to us at HR@imperativecare.com.

Direct applicants only. No third-party referrals will be considered without prior approval by Imperative Care.

Imperative Care is an equal opportunity employer.

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1359 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008