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About SealCath

Company Overview

SealCath is a medical device company located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Founded in 2013, our company has partnered with two highly reputable catheter manufacturers to produce our one-of-a-kind Cephus Catheter.

The Cephus Catheter is designed to support a wide array of providers––including radiologists, pediatric surgeons, gastroenterologists, internists, and family practitioners––and improve the efficiency, efficacy, and productivity of various procedures in the medical arena.

Cephus Catheter Details

We are proud to support practitioners and hospitals across the country. Here’s a message from our founder.

SealCath has been certified by Veteran Health Affairs (VHA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Veterans Administration (VA) as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

This certification gives us the opportunity to help VA hospitals and other military establishments acquire medical products and improve healthcare for current and former service members. SealCath looks forward to supporting the federal government by providing bids that will bring innovative technology to those serving our country.

We Are Passionate About Helping Veterans and Active Duty
Service Members

Cephus Simmons, Founder | SealCath, LLC | Where Perfect Seals Are Created | Double Balloon Catheter

About the Founder

Cephus E. Simmons is the founder and CEO of SealCath and the inventor of the Cephus Catheter. Additionally, he is a Radiologist Assistant at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where he supports clinical operations, advises radiologic technologists, and instructs radiology residents and medical school students.

A former hospital corpsman in the US Navy, Cephus has always had a passion for helping the sick. During his time with MUSC, he spearheaded three innovations that have improved the way the hospital delivers care:

  • A protocol for changing gastrojejunostomy (GJ) feeding tubes, which has eliminated the need for patients to return to the Emergency Room when their catheter is dysfunctional.
  • A protocol for more efficiently scheduling Pediatric Musculoskeletal (MSK) procedures, which has given patients almost immediate access to medical care and freed up important resources.
  • An adult ultrasound (US) guided procedure program at MUSC’s Ashley River Tower (ART) Hospital designed to improve interdepartmental communication, facilitate timely appointments, and improve patient care.

In all that he does, Cephus strives to improve the procedures he performs. It is this goal that led him to his invention of the double balloon catheter, which will improve healthcare for patients of all ages.

About our COO

Amelia J. Simmons is a dynamic leader with 30+ years of medical-industry experience, supporting key medical organizational policies, systems and initiatives at all levels of the enterprise; and aligning personnel, and finite resources, with strategic goals in building and preserving cultures of excellence. Highly skilled registered medical sonographer with over 28 years of experience in patient care. Lauded record of success and vision in areas including Entrepreneurship, Radiologic technology, medical facility operations, finance, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems and electronic health records.

Lt Col. Amelia Simmons is Chief of Medical Administration (SGA) at 315th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. She leads the daily operations of the Air Force Reserve Medical Clinic, which includes more than 120 unit members, and the annual operating budget of $1,500,000. She also contributes to Medical Readiness planning, budgeting and resource execution; and advises on business and strategic plan development, execution and administration of policies/strategies to meet requirements.

Amelia Simmons, COO

Board of Advisors

Robert Lorenzo, MD

Robert Lorenzo, MD

Dr. Lorenzo is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Robert L Lorenzo, MD, a native of West Virginia, is a graduate of West Virginia School of Medicine. He served his military obligation in the US Army and US Public Health Service after completion of a 1-year internship. He was stationed in a remote US Public Health Service Hospital in Alaska, with broad general medical and surgical experience while on duty. Upon completion of his tour of duty, he completed a general radiology residency at SUNY at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. His Fellowship followed at Temple University St. Christopher’s Hospital for Sick Children in Philadelphia, Pa, under the guidance of his mentors, Marie Capitanio, MD and John A Kirkpatrick, Jr. MD.

More about Robert

His career as a pediatric radiologist began at Georgetown University Hospital, followed by a staff position at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, where he was Associate Professor of Radiology until 1982.

He then accepted a position as staff pediatric radiologist at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA from 1983 until 1996.

He held the position of Assistant Professor of Radiology at Emory University in the department of Pediatric Radiology at CHOA at Egleston Children’s Hospital until his retirement in January 2014.

Dr. Lorenzo has authored or co-authored more than 28 peer-reviewed publications and the recipient of the John Caffey Award for the best clinical science paper presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Radiology.

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Rebecca DeLegge, MSBE

Rebecca DeLegge, MSBE

Rebecca DeLegge is the consulting Chief Engineer Officer. Ms. DeLegge is the CEO and BioEngineer of DeLegge Medical located in Mount Pleasant, SC. Becky DeLegge teams with husband Gastroenterologist (and former Director of Digest Disease at MUSC), Mark DeLegge to design, develop and consult on important devices and issues in GI / Surgical Field.

More about Rebecca

Areas of focus include obesity, enteral feeding, stenting and physician education. The education portion of this business uses explants (recovered and purchased from USDA facility) for teaching physicians endoscopic and surgical procedures.

Specialties: Patents in catheters, memory wire devices, enteral feeding, and obesity.

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Mavis Huger, JD

Mavis Huger, JD

Mavis G. Huger is the consultant attorney. She is a partner with Counts & Huger Law Firm and a corporate attorney with over 14 years of in-house and law firm experience. Her practice focuses on general corporate work including business transactions, corporate finance and corporate governance. Ms. Huger also serves as outside General Counsel for businesses.

More about Mavis

Prior to joining Counts & Huger, Ms. Huger served as the General Counsel of TS Investment Holding Corp. (f/k/a Third Solutions, Inc.), a software technology company, and served on its board of directors from 2008-2013.

Prior to TS Investment, Ms. Huger served as the Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Ethics Officer of Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE: PPO), a publicly traded filtration technology company with operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In that role, she helped the company achieve a successful initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

Prior to joining Polypore, Ms. Huger served as the Associate General Counsel of Polymer Group, Inc., a global manufacturer of nonwovens with sales revenues of over $1 billion.

Prior to joining Polymer Group, Ms. Huger was an Associate in the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Her practice there included representation of Fortune 500 companies and focused on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate work.

Ms. Huger holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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Mark D. Kovacs, MD

Mark D. Kovacs, MD

Dr. Kovacs is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. Dr. Kovacs received a B.A. in philosophy from Davidson College and his M.D. degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine (Medical College of Virginia) in Richmond, VA. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the VCU Health System, his Radiology residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA, and a clinical fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kovacs is board certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). He has clinical interest in MRI and CT imaging of the Abdomen, including Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, Pancreas, and Genitourinary Imaging. He has special interest in Dual Energy CT (DECT) and CT Colonography (CTC).

More about Mark

Dr. Kovacs has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international Radiology conferences on a wide range of Abdominal Imaging topics, and has published articles in a variety of journals including the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), Radiographics, Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR), and Journal of Digital Imaging (JDI). Dr. Kovacs serves as a Reviewer for a number of Radiology Journals and is a member of and has served on a several committees for scholarly societies including the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), and the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR).

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Richard H. Jones, MD

Richard H. Jones, MD

Richard H. Jones, M.D., is an assistant professor of radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Jones received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors from the California Institute of Technology in 2008 and his medical degree at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2012. He completed his intern year at Hennepin County Medical Center in 2013. He completed his radiology residency at University of Minnesota in 2017 and a fellowship in pediatric radiology with special interest in orthopedic imaging at Stanford University/Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in 2018. Dr. Jones is currently board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology and a certificate of added qualification in pediatric radiology.

More about Richard

Dr. Jones’s clinical interests are advance pediatric cross-sectional imaging, skeletal dysplasia, forensic radiology, ultrasound-guided injections, musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal ultrasound, pediatric spinal imaging, cancer imaging, and imaging during high-risk pregnancy.

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John Hickey

John Hickey

John Hickey is the global sales and marketing consultant. Mr Hickey is an award winning, committed and passionate individual with twenty years of proven success in the medical device industry. A broad experience including both large and emerging technology companies in the areas of IDE study recruitment, market development, global sales, management, training, marketing, and product development. Strengths include excellent communication skills, personnel management and development of key opinion leaders with adoption of new technology. Areas of experience include Cardiology, Radiology, General & Vascular Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Interventional Bronchoscopy conglomerates.

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