Tim Bledsoe

VP of Development

Tim Bledsoe is the VP of Development for NextStage Clinical Research and NextStage Clinical Research International (“NCR” companies). At NCR he partners with likeminded physicians and sponsors to deliver innovative research solutions to patients in need around the world. A visionary and entrepreneur, Tim identifies large problems and finds solutions that meet the needs of many, while creating opportunities to disrupt the way things have been done in the past. Tim oversees all aspects of the development of physician, sponsor and CRO relationships around the world while leading the strategic direction of the NCR companies’ business to serve more patients and support more trials across the platform.

Tim is a Co-Founder of NextStage Medical, a platform durable medical equipment company, a partner in MedSite Partners-a disruptive physician focused cardiac ASC development and management business. Bledsoe also spent years as the Vice President of Development for Partners Surgical, a Private Equity backed, Orthopedic and Spine focused equity and management focused ASC business where he developed DeNovo joint-venture partnerships with private practice physicians around the US.

Tim previously spent 14 years in the Medical Device business where he was a top performer for Covidien, before joining in 2007 an early-stage medical device start up-Salient Surgical Technologies (formerly TissueLink Medical) focused in the Orthopedic, Spine, Surgical Oncology Advanced Energy space. Over 4 years the business rapidly grew to $100M+ in Revenue and was acquired by Medtronic, one of the largest Medical Device manufacturers in the world in August of 2011. During his 11-year tenure, Tim’s leadership across the business, commitment to identifying and developing talent and deep relationships with physician and health system customers around the country fostered the accelerated growth of the business.

Tim is a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in business. Tim and his wife Lindsey have two young children and live in Kansas City. When not working, Tim can be found traveling with his family, on the golf course or coaching his children’s sports. For additional information, please visit Tim Bledsoe’s LinkedIn.

"Patients deserve to have access to innovation! Our NCR worldwide team is committed to serving patients and physicians alike, providing solutions that deliver results through trust, transparency and dedication to those who need it most."

Ned Schwing
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
NextStage Clinical Research

“I’m extremely excited to help collect data to advance medical treatments for future patients"

NextStage Clinical Research Patient

"NCR addresses an unmet need for busy physician practices like mine. We have a large practice, but do not have the resources to do meaningful clinical research to provide innovative solutions to patients across the Central Texas region."

Dr. Buck Cross
Managing Partner
Waco Cardiology Associates

"Next Stage clinical research has assembled an amazing team that has helped my patients and allowed me to collect accurate and valuable data."

Dr. Brian Chalkin
Orthopedic Surgeon
The Orthopaedic Center

“The study team has made the process simple and easy. I’d be glad to do this again"

NextStage Clinical Research Patient

"NextStage Clinical Research has engaged PIs who are not only world class surgeons, with very busy clinical practices, but they are best in class people who truly care. This is why you are different and this is why we will bring innovation to market faster."

Chief Medical Officer
Biotech Company

“Engaging in the study has helped in my recovery"

NextStage Clinical Research Patient