Frank Scarpino, PhD

Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Frank Scarpino leads the company’s technical team through all hardware and software development for the balanceback™ System, as well as overseeing all client technical support.  He is currently Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Dayton, where he has served since 1987.

Prior to joining balanceback™ he was Division Manager of both the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Flight Controls Division.  During his time with the Air Force, Dr. Scarpino managed the development of advanced communications and navigation systems.  He oversaw Air Force’s first in-flight, real time information management system; a multiple-processor, software-intensive systems for use on high performance fighter aircraft.

Dr. Scarpino’s publication history includes authoring the 1998 book VHDL and AHDL Digital Systems Implementation (Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, www. He is also co-author of recent papers on the manufacturing of high-speed, high electron mobility (25 GHz), gallium-arsenide transistors, wavelet processing methods and the science of producing quality, error free software. He is currently working on a book with Prentice Hall titled VHDL and Verilog HDL Digital System Implementation.  

Dr. Salvatore Gruttadauria, AuD, SLP

Dr. Salvatore Gruttadauria, AuD, SLP

Clinical Director
Dr. Salvatore Gruttadauria is in charge of all clinical research and education programs for balanceback ™ in his role as Clinical Director.  He is also one of the most recognized and decorated professionals in the fields of audiology and balance disorders, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

Dr. Gruttadauria is CEO of Diversified Hearing Services, where he leads a group of more than 120 medical professionals who specialize in providing evidenced-based solutions to patients suffering from hearing, balance, vestibular, speech and other disorders. In addition, he serves as the Vice President for the Speech and Hearing Association of Western New York, and is the Audiology Government Affairs Representative for the New York State Speech, Language Association.  He has also served as their President, Treasurer, and Audiology Delegate-at-Large in the past.

Over the course of his decorated career, Dr. Gruttaduaria has received numerous awards, including the Scholar Award for Continuing Education from the American Academy of Audiology.  He has also received the Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Speech, Language, Hearing Association and the Man of Honor Award from the Tonawanda News.

Dr. William R. Martin brings more than 30 years of clinical experience to the balanceback executive team in his role as Medical Director.  Dr. Martin is a leading interventional radiologist — a sub specialty of radiology that uses minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in most organ systems.

This cutting-edge technique is often the least invasive way to provide treatment, which minimizes patient risk and improves patient health outcomes. Interventional radiologists can now treat many conditions that previously required surgery, reducing infection rates, recovery time and the duration of hospital stays.

Dr. Martin completed a four-year internship and residency program at Stanford University after graduating from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He also has an impressive publication history, including “Restoration of disk height through non-surgical spinal decompression,” which can be found in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (  

Marie Cosgrove

After taking over as Chief Executive Officer for balanceback™, Marie Cosgrove successfully turned a struggling domestic business into the international leader in diagnosing and treating balance disorders.  As a result of her leadership and vision, including obtaining FDA 510k Clearance for CriticalCare Assessment®, the company is now thriving.

Earlier in her career, Marie worked for notable Fortune 500 companies, including FedEx and Sprint.  She is also a Coach, Teacher, and Speaker for the John Maxwell Team, where she shares her guidance and experience to help other entrepreneurs succeed with their own ventures.

Marie also gives back to the community as the founder of The Virtue Project, a ministry-based organization dedicated to helping teen girls and single moms become financially self-sufficient, overcome depression, improve their self-confidence, and obtain entrepreneurship opportunities through education and Biblically sound principles.