Our Mission is to Help a World in Pain

Soovu Labs is focused on transforming the treatment of chronic pain by providing safe, effective alternatives to pills and invasive procedures to temporarily relieve musculoskeletal pain.

Founded In Science

Through years of study, experimentation, and listening to patients, our doctors discovered that targeted pulses of high-energy heat substantially reduces pain.

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Our Founders

Empathy was our motivator

It all began when Drs. Chabal and Dunbar, board certified physicians in pain management at the University of Washington, were personally moved by witnessing the tragedy that opioids wrought on patients and their families. They challenged themselves: could there be a new, drug-free approach to treating chronic pain?

With over 10 years of R&D and a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health, the doctors discovered a drug-free, effective way to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our team of physicians, product developers and fellow pain sufferers work day and night to help people with chronic pain take back their lives.

Our Team

Allan Stephan

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Stratos Product Development CEO/Founder, Stratos Group CEO, Stratos Genomics Chairman/CEO/Co-Founder, Chairman, Micronics, Co-Founder Amnis, Inroad Chairman/CEO/Co-Founder

Chuck Chabal, M.D.

M.D. Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder

Director, Evergreen Pain Management Center, Talaria, Inc., Founder / Chief Science Officer, Previously Wa. Academy of Pain Management President, University of Washington Associate Professor Anesthesiology

Peter Dunbar, M.D.

M.D. Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder

Foundation for Health Care Quality CEO, Talaria Inc CEO and Co-Founder, Emeritus Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington; past Director of Harborview Pain Relief Services

Eric Meyer

Chief Commercial Officer

VP Marketing Sonicare; launched One Touch glucose meter; advisor to Clarisonic, Zeltiq, Fitbit, Lyric Hearing; Board member MyPurMist

Jenny Hapgood

VP Product

Advisor to several digital health - device start-ups; VP Product SmartByte; VP Product Chrono Therapeutics; VP Product Alere Wellbeing

George Stone

VP Quality & Regulatory

Stratos Product Development Director of Quality Engineering & Usability Engineering, Sr. Systems Analyst Philips Medical

Jack Profit

VP Engineering

Stratos Product Development VP of Engineering, Stratos Group VP of Advanced Research, CTO of Inroad, Principle Engineer and Manager at Qualcomm

Dave Seward

Director of Mechanical Engineering

Stratos Product Development, Senior Mechanical Engineer

Paula Piccirilli

VP Marketing

VP Marketing, TytoCare; VP Marketing, Precision Dermatology; Senior Marketing Director, Lyric Hearing; Group Product Manager, Boston Scientific; Senior Manager, Accenture

Our Medical Advisors

John D. Loeser, M.D.

Medical Advisor

Professor emeritus of Neurological Surgery and Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington. Past President of the American Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain and a former Fulbright Senior Scholar

David J. Clark, M.D.

Medical Advisor

Professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University. Vice-Chair for Research, Stanford Department of Anesthesia, Stanford CA

Robert Jamison, Ph.D.

Medical Advisor

Professor at Harvard Medical School with appointments in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

97% Would Recommend Soovu to a Friend

*for people who tried Soovu at home


For me, relief was pretty much immediate and long-lasting

“I recently had a baby and I’ve had a lot of lower back pain since then. Since I’ve been breastfeeding, I try to minimize medications for pain and just take an occasional Tylenol, so to have Soovu as an adjunct therapy for pain has been incredibly helpful. I’ve used heat in the past to help with pain, but Soovu is really different. You can feel the heat right away, in a very targeted place where you feel pain. Relief was pretty much immediate for me and long-lasting."

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