Z-Medica Announces Appointment of Joshua Hazelton, DO, FACS, FACOS as Chief Medical Officer

Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of hemostatic devices, announced today that Joshua Hazelton, DO, FACS, FACOS was recently appointed Chief Medical Officer. In his new, part-time role, Dr. Hazelton will serve as a liaison, resource and advisor on clinical matters pertaining to Z-Medica’s hemostatic device product portfolio.

Dr. Hazelton is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he completed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and General Surgery Residency. He completed his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Cooper University Hospital and currently serves as Attending Trauma Surgeon, Director of Trauma Research and Associate Trauma Medical Director at Cooper University Health System, where he will continue in his full-time position.

“We have long respected the work being done by Dr. Hazelton at Cooper University Health System and are excited to welcome him to the Z-Medica team,” said Eric Compton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Z-Medica. “His extensive experience as a surgeon in a Level 1 Trauma Center will undoubtedly enable him to offer incredibly valuable insight as we work to develop, manufacture and market products designed to control bleeding and improve patient outcomes.”

In his role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazelton will report to Dina Dubey, Chief Operating Officer, and his responsibilities will include serving as a clinical advisor to the quality, regulatory, R&D, sales and marketing departments; participating in pre-clinical, clinical and regulatory strategy discussions; developing training programs, and guiding publication strategy.

“As a board-certified physician who has spent my career working in trauma, I have experienced firsthand the positive impact Z-Medica and the QuikClot products have made on hemorrhage control through the introduction of efficient and effective bleeding control tools,” said Dr. Joshua Hazelton. “I am thrilled to be part of this team of professionals who are so clearly committed to delivering new and innovative solutions to healthcare providers, military personnel, first responders and consumers around the world.”

About Z-Medica, LLC
Z-Medica, LLC, a Linden Capital Partners portfolio company, is a medical device manufacturer based in Wallingford, CT that is focused on the development, sale and marketing of innovative hemorrhage control products. For over a decade, Z-Medica has helped hospitals, militaries, law enforcement, first responders and consumers around the globe save lives and improve medical outcomes with their QuikClot® brand of products which are manufactured in the United States. For more information, visit and Follow us on Twitter @QuikClot and Facebook @QuikClotFans.


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