About Us

Dr. Benjamin Gavish

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder

Dr. Gavish is a world-renowned multidisciplinary biophysicist, an active researcher in blood vessels and blood-pressure-related phenomena. He invented and patented novel methods and devices for physiological monitoring and for generating beneficial interventions of different conditions, amongst them the RESPeRATE for treating hypertension.

He is a former president of the Israeli Society for Microcirculation, and an active member in the European and Israeli Societies of Hypertension, Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology (ARTERY), the International Society of Vascular Health (ISVH), and the Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE).

Throughout his career, Dr. Gavish published over 70 scientific papers in leading journals in different branches of science, including mainly modeling, interpretation and testing of phenomena in biophysics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, medicine, and physiology.

He also co-wrote the section on Respiration and Blood Pressure in the book “Hypertension Primer: The Essentials of High Blood Pressure”, published by the American Heart Association

During the last two decades, he focused his research and development on developing novel noninvasively monitored markers for arterial properties and studies their diagnostic- and prognostic significance regarding cardiovascular- and cerebral diseases, as well as in generating coupling between respiration and blood pressure and using it for therapeutic purpose, e.g. in the RESPeRATE.

Dr. Gavish received a number of honors, awards, and fellowships in recognition of his scientific achievements.

Dr. Gavish received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Solid State Physics from Tel Aviv University in 1974 and held numerous academic appointments in Israel and the US. Since 2014 he is our Chief Scientific Officer and manages the intellectual property and research affairs.

Dr. Benjamin Gavish publications (partial list):

  • Woodiwiss, Angela J., Gavin R. Norton, Iddo Z. Ben-Dov, Benjamin Gavish, and Michael Bursztyn. “Association of blood pressure variability ratio with glomerular filtration rate independent of blood pressure and pulse wave velocity.” American journal of hypertension 30, no. 12 (2017): 1177-1188.
  • Gavish, Benjamin, and Leah Gavish. “Simple determination of the systolic–diastolic pressure relationship from blood pressure readings taken at different arm heights.” Blood pressure monitoring 18, no. 3 (2013): 144-150.
  • Gavish, Benjamin, Ariela Alter, Yael Barkai, Carmit Rachima-Maoz, Edna Peleg, and Talma Rosenthal. “Effect of non-drug interventions on arterial properties determined from 24-h ambulatory blood pressure measurements.” Hypertension Research 34, no. 11 (2011): 1233.
  • Gavish, Benjamin. “The relationship between systolic and diastolic pressures: a possible link between risk-related clinical measures and arterial properties.” Hypertension Research 33, no. 7 (2010): 657.
  • Elliott, William J., Joseph L. Izzo, William B. White, Douglas R. Rosing, Christopher S. Snyder, Ariela Alter, Benjamin Gavish, and Henry R. Black. “Graded blood pressure reduction in hypertensive outpatients associated with use of a device to assist with slow breathing.” The Journal of Clinical Hypertension 6, no. 10 (2004): 553-559.
  • Viskoper, Reuven, Irena Shapira, Rita Priluck, Rina Mindlin, Larissa Chornia, Anny Laszt, Dror Dicker, Benjamin Gavish, and Ariela Alter. “Nonpharmacologic treatment of resistant hypertensives by device-guided slow breathing exercises.” American journal of hypertension 16, no. 6 (2003): 484-487.
  • Schein, M. H., B. Gavish, M. Herz, D. Rosner-Kahana, P. Naveh, B. Knishkowy, E. Zlotnikov, N. Ben-Zvi, and R. N. Melmed. “Treating hypertension with a device that slows and regularises breathing: a randomised, double-blind controlled study.” Journal of human hypertension 15, no. 4 (2001): 271.
  • Grossman, E., A. Grossman, M. H. Schein, R. Zimlichman, and B. Gavish. “Breathing-control lowers blood pressure.” Journal of human hypertension 15, no. 4 (2001): 263.
  • Rosenthal, Talma, Ariela Alter, Edna Peleg, and Benjamin Gavish. “Device-guided breathing exercises reduce blood pressure: ambulatory and home measurements.” American journal of hypertension 14, no. 1 (2001): 74-76.