Meet Our Team

We’re a cross-disciplinary team that has grown to include experts in medicine, business, and engineering. We are committed to bringing sound solutions through sound science.


  • Joe Kilroy, PhD
    CEO, Cofounder, Board Member

    SoundPipe’s CEO and cofounder, Joe Kilroy, is an expert in intravascular ultrasound and microbubble-based drug delivery. Since co-founding SoundPipe, Joe has led the development of Penello, coordinated the regulatory strategy formation, managed SoundPipe’s intellectual property, and secured over $4M in grant funding, including four Small Business Innovation Research grants. Prior to founding SoundPipe, Joe received his doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

  • Jonathan Sackier, MB, ChB, FRCS, FACS, DSci [Hon]
    Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

    SoundPipe’s Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Jonathan Sackier, is a surgeon and serial entrepreneur with multiple commercial successes. Jonathan has participated in the development of breakthrough medical technologies including laparoscopic surgery, amniotic stem cells, and the first commercial surgical robot (AESOP). He has served as a director and board member for multiple biotechnology startups. He has had experience bringing innovations from the bench to bedside, working to create robust intellectual property portfolios, raise money and bringing devices through the regulatory pathways in several countries.

  • Gary Henry
    Board Member

    A successful serial founder, principal, and angel investor, Gary Henry’s career includes 26 years with GE during which he started two businesses, one in Europe and one in the United States. Since then he has been a CEO and COO for startup and growth companies and founder and Executive Director of the Charlottesville Technology Incubator.

  • Paul Magnin, PhD
    Board Member

    A serial entrepreneur and advisor, Paul Magnin has over 40 years experience in the medical ultrasound field. After 17 years as a key contributor to Hewlett-Packard’s Imaging Systems business, Paul was the CEO of two intravascular imaging device companies, LightLab Imaging and Novelis, that were sold to Goodman Ltd and Volcano Corporation.

  • Brian Wamhoff, PhD

    A serial biotechnology entrepreneur and former UVA professor, Dr. Wamhoff is a cofounder of SoundPipe Therapeutics. Selected as one of the PharmaVOICE 100 most inspiring people in the industry, he is also a cofounder of HemoShear and served as head of innovation and chief operating officer before being appointed as interim CEO. He co-invented HemoShear’s REVEAL-TXTM platform, which enabled the company to launch proprietary drug discovery programs in several rare diseases. HemoShear’s development of human models of the vascular system and liver diseases was achieved in part by Dr. Wamhoff’s role in securing significant NIH Small Business Innovation Research funding from five NIH institutes. His passion and scientific vision have fueled the formation of productive partnerships with Takeda and Horizon. As a former associate professor at the University of Virginia, he co-founded multiple medical device and therapeutics companies. He has authored or co-authored 70 papers and has been issued 18 patents. Dr. Wamhoff obtained a B.S. in biology with a minor in business administration from Rhodes College, where he was the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus; he received his Ph.D. in medical physiology from the University of Missouri.

  • John Hossack, PhD

    A UVA professor and leader in the field of ultrasound imaging and microbubble-based drug delivery, John Hossack has over 28 years experience developing ultrasound technologies including as a Fellow at Acuson and as a co-founder of PocketSonics, which was sold to Analogics in 2013. John is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, IEEE Fellow, and 2016 recipient of the University of Virginia Licensing and Ventures Group’s Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year award.

  • William Mac Thompson Jr., J.D.
    Legal Counsel

    Mac Thompson practices business and corporate law representing companies in diverse fields including biotechnology, high-tech, education, energy, and manufacturing. Mac serves on the boards of a number of privately held companies and has been active in numerous nonprofit organizations in Charlottesville.

Thanks to our funders and partners

    • UVA BME
    • VIPC
    • UVA LVG
    • Virginia Bio
    • CVille Match
    • NSF