Airway Management Enterprises, LLC

Airway Management Enterprises, LLC was originally conceived and founded by Richard P. Shockley, M.D. in 2008, with a vision of developing a dynamic hand-controlled intubating stylet which provides the same power of combining a FIBEROPTIC BRONCHOSCOPE with VIDEO-LARYNGOSCOPY to provide medical practitioners and first responders with a safer design for intubating the difficult airway. A stylet which could FLEX and RETROFLEX enables the Anesthesiologist to perform a difficult intubation which may have required the expertise of an additional Anesthesiologist to intubate the airway with a fiberoptic bronchoscope while providing VIDEO laryngoscopy. Both procedures cannot be performed simultaneously by a solo anesthesiologist in the middle of the night. Dr Shockley's vast experience with difficult airways while working with colleagues and alone at Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts lead to the idea of developing the RPiS.

Richard P. Shockley, M.D.

Founder of Airway Management Enterprises, LLC

Inventor of the Rapid Positioning intubation Stylet



Employed as an anesthesiologist with Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts


Professional Background and Experience

Internship in General Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Residency Training in Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Harvard Medical School with Fellowship training in Cardiac and Neurosurgical Anesthesia.


Served as Chairman of Anesthesiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Needham, MA for fifteen years.


Volunteered as an Anesthesiologist with Healing the Children Northeast on Pediatric Plastic Surgery Missions to Cartagena, Colombia. The missions are sponsored by the Healing the Children Northeast, the Rotary Club of Cartagena, the Smile Train and Operation Smile where anesthesia care is provided for complex surgeries to repair cleft palates and lips in infants, adolescents, and occasionally adults. In addition other surgeries for complicated hand deformities, the repair of syndactly, burn scars/contractures, facial and other cosmetic surgeries are performed.