About Us

Providing a bespoke service  to you
by being at the forefront of testing the burgeoning range of handheld and portable ultrasound devices we are able to source the best possible device tailored to your particular clinical setting, and at a competitive price.
Because we care
Dr John McCafferty

CEO Ballater Medical

With a background in engineering John has always been keen to enhance patient care through the development of new technology. Enabling the health care provider to deliver safe and effective intervention at the point of care is of utmost importance to him. An extensive background in Engineering, Clinical Medicine and teaching allows John to offer a bespoke consultancy in point of care solutions.

Colin Finlayson

Co-founder Ballater Medical

Colin brings an honest, straight-forward, customer focused approach to the commercial side of the business at Ballater Medical. This has been developed over 30 years working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Colin believes that it is vital to understand the specific needs of individual customers before considering how Ballater Medical products can be tailored to those individual requirements. This approach has created strong alliances with medical practitioners all over the world and has been recognised by peers within the pharmaceutical sales sector where Colin has won multiple awards. Prior to developing his skills within the commercial sector, Colin led a charity project in Bucharest which worked to promote health within children suffering from HIV and AIDS both in hospital and community homes. Colin took on this work after qualifying as both a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and Registered General Nurse.

Daniela Romero

Education Engagement Director

Daniela is an energetic and positive force within the Ballater Medical team. With a successful career over 23 years as a course director at the University of Edinburgh she offers expert insight into education development. Over the last 2 years she has been building networks and preparing the medical education market for Ballater Medical throughout the UK.

Karen Finn

Wellbeing Officer

At Ballater Medical we believe that our work serves a greater purpose than simply delivering products. Karen works with our team through regular group coaching sessions using an Appreciative Inquiry process to recognise what we’re doing well and to achieve more for our customers, our company and ourselves as individuals. With a prize-winning background in healthcare Karen has more recently studied an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. She has a particular interest in multi-dimensional well-being and has volunteered with Fashion Revolution, a charity committed to sustainable clothing practices, for the past 5 years.

Alejandra Moore

Research Executive

With 6 years experience in logistics and research for Edinburgh Convention Bureau, Alejandra has particular insight into forming networks and drawing international groups together to work, learn and share expertise in Edinburgh. Prior to that she had extensive experience in marketing in a global setting based in Mexico. Over the last 12 months Alejandra has been bringing these skills to BM, identifying key players in the world of ultrasound to become part of the POCUS revolution.

Silvia Pinero

Quality Manager

As a scientist (PhD Biochemistry), Silvia brings her critical mindset and technical insights to project management at Ballater Medical.

She has experience performing liaison activities to promote cooperation between the private sector, government and academic institutions.

She is passionate about science communication and social engagement, so Ballater Medical’s outreach projects are very close to her heart.

Diana Infante-Vargas

Social Media and sales

We are truly blessed by having Diana in our team for her people skills and social media savvy.  And by the way, Diana also has an MSc in International Planning and Urban Design,  a BA in Architecture and finds time to write her doctorate on – Mobility, gender and its context in Saltillo, Mexico; an analysis into informal transport systems through a gender lens.

Jakub Hovorka

IT Project Manager & Developer

Jakub was in at the start, lending his slick IT expertise to BM to help the company evolve and navigate what is an exciting online landscape. Jakub is an invaluable member of the team bringing fresh ideas and energy to BM’s digital presence.

Claire Ramsay

Senior ultrasound practitioner

Claire has 20 years’ experience working within Medical Imaging, specialising in ultrasound for the last 15 years. She has worked in a range of clinical specialities for both the NHS and private medical companies. Claire has also worked with the corporate medical research industry, working and presenting her research to teams internationally. As well as her Medical Imaging degrees and experience, Claire holds a teaching degree in Professional and Higher Education and has worked as a university lecturer for several years.

Using her combination of medical ultrasound and educational experience, Claire is keen to help support and develop the next generation of point of care ultrasound practitioners, focusing on promoting safe practice and quality imaging.

Dr Ourania Varsou

POCUS and Anatomy Director

Dr Ourania Varsou is a medically-qualified anatomist with a BSc (Hons), an MBChB (Hons), a PgCert in Mentoring and Coaching (Merit) and a PhD in Neuroscience. She teaches human anatomy to science, medical and dental students with her specialist areas including the head and neck region and imaging with a focus on ultrasound. Dr Varsou’s research includes clinically-applied anatomy, imaging and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). She has published widely in her field, including two edited book volumes, and is an expert in using ultrasound as an educational adjunct in anatomical sciences.

Mr Ramsay McIver BEng (Mếch Eng).

QA Engineer

In his 40 year career Ramsay has delivered over 7,500 ultrasound scanners as well as several hundred imported models. Providing Quality Assurance, installation and Service, PPM to manufacturers specifications, On-Site service repair, testing to safety standards IEC60601-1 and IEC62353.

Ramsay is a qualified Quality Assurance Engineer responsible for various aspects of electronics, mechanical design manufacture and production of ultrasound scanners from PCB  and component procurement to safety and IEC compliance. Liaising with sub-contractors and component suppliers. Fault finding at component level to delivery to end users in both medical and veterinary sectors.

If you would like to see a demo of our products or have a chat about how we can help you deliver more effective ‘Point of Care’ solutions