JOHNS ISLAND, SC, March 2019 – Dr. John Stas has been named chief medical officer at Okra Medical, the company today announced. He will be responsible for leading the company’s scientific research, product testing and innovation.
Dr. Stas has dedicated his career to serving people in need. He is an expert in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain management. During his 20 years of service as an active duty military officer, he led anesthesia departments in practice improvement and expansion. He also spent 10 years in civil service as an anesthesia leader and developed a state-of-the-art pain management practice for combat casualties. Dr. Stas has functioned as the clinical coordinator and adjunct faculty for the University of South Carolina Anesthesia Program. He also holds a faculty position at Twin Oaks Anesthesia where he lectures on advanced regional anesthesia techniques and ultrasonography.
Dr. Stas graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, and received a master’s degree from the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia, and a doctorate degree from Texas Wesleyan University.
About Okra Medical Inc.
Okra Medical, Inc., headquartered in Johns Island, South Carolina, specializes in product development, manufacturing and strategic sourcing of controlled pharmaceutical substance disposal solutions. Founded in 2018, the Company’s mission is to improve public health by bridging science and innovation. Its best-in-class suite of SafeMedWaste products use single formulas that are fully compliant with DEA regulations requiring non-retrievable destruction and disposal of controlled substances. Okra Medical is a strategic sourcing partner to hospitals, hospice facilities, law enforcement agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and veterinary care clinics. Visit www.okramedical.com