Dr Marc O Griofa received his medical degree from University College Dublin and his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Limerick and is also a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He is currently a chief medical and technology officer pioneering advancements in medical technology telemedicine and telomere research for various applications.
Marc is the principal investigator for Project CASPER (Cardiac Adapted Sleep Parameters Recorder), which was the first Irish experiment to fly onboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.
He spent 3 years at Kennedy Space Center as part of the Aerospace Medicine and Biomedical Research departments, is an NOAA trained diving medical officer (DMO) and was most recently an aquanaut crewmember on NASA’s Extreme Environments Mission Operations (NEEMO) 21 Mission at the Aquarius Undersea Habitat. He is currently leading a number of biomedical technology and telehealth solutions for both the US Veterans Hospital Administration (VA) and US Department of Defense (DoD).
Marc is currently a trauma and combat casualty care instructor for both physicians, medical personnel and Special Operations Forces (SOF) teams in joint tactical and combat medical care. He has also provided expert consultation on a variety of operational projects specialist medical support for commercial spaceflight companies and providers and research and development of next-generation diving technology and systems for the US Navy SEAL Teams.