Judges

    • Emergency Medicine
    • Clinical Lead, Medical Affairs at uBiome

    Dr. Mike Hoaglin is a practicing physician and digital health expert, passionate about medicine driven by citizen science and the microbiome. Dr. Hoaglin works on the Medical Affairs team at uBiome. He serves as a consultant to the lab and product teams and empowers providers to integrate clinical microbiome testing into their practices. He also forges clinical research partnerships with clinicians and institutions studying the microbiome to help advance the science and make it useful. Dr. Hoaglin was previously Director of Medical Content at Doximity, the social network for over 1 million doctors. As a biomedical and electrical engineer by training, health informatics informed his medical training from the beginning. Previously he was Clinical Scholar-in-Residence at Practice Fusion, a cloud-based electronic medical record platform (EMR) and was a management consultant for Accenture, specializing in academic center EMR design. As a Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he contributed to legislation for the HITECH Act for which he received the Secretary’s Commendation and as Clinical Director of The Dr. Oz Show, he produced accessible daily television health content and designed mass health screenings for viewers during an Emmy-winning season. Dr. Hoaglin received his MD degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and dual BS degrees in biomedical and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    CMIO of Whittier IPA, Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the AMA, Past President of the MMS
    CMIO of Whittier IPA, Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the AMA, Past President of the MMS
    • Founder, Former President, Chief Medical Information Officer at Whittier Independent Practice Association
    Joe Heyman, MD, is the Founder and Chief Medical Information Officer of Whittier Independent Practice Association, which consists of about 200 physicians and is starting one of the very few physician owned health information exchanges in the world. Dr. Heyman is the Past President of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Past Chair of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. Currently, Dr. Heyman also serves on the Asentral IRB, on the Advisory Boards of Bryan University, Digital Collaboration Solutions, and the iHealth Alliance. He is a Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He currently serves on three work-groups for the Office of The National Coordinator of Health IT.
  • Dedicated to improving health through novel technology. 
    Dedicated to improving health through novel technology. 
    • Director of Business Development at PatientsLikeMe

    Carlos is the Founder & Managing Director of Volar Health, LLC — an operations-focused consultancy that helps innovative health companies refine their product strategy and rapidly commercialize their solutions. Areas of expertise include digital health, wearables, biosensors, Internet-of-Things, and genomics. 

    Previously, Carlos was co-founder & CEO of HealthRhythms, a digital health startup utilizing smartphone sensor technology to quantify behavioral health parameters. Beforehand, at PatientsLikeMe, the leading peer-to-peer research platform, he oversaw strategic partnerships with pharma and biotech, and developed the company’s wearables and biosensors capabilities. After spending 10,000+ hours as a consultant with The Frankel Group (acquired by Huron Consulting Group), Carlos developed a passion for direct-to-consumer healthcare models, identifying methods to engage patients in care, and generating clinical evidence through novel research methodologies.

    Carlos is an active startup mentor, member of several advisory boards, and recognized speaker on health innovation. In 2015, Carlos was named a "40 under 40 Healthcare Innovator" by MedTech Boston and in 2016 a “Top 100 Digital Health Influencer” by Onalytica.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Clinical Informatics
    • Primary Care
    Associate Physician at BWH, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Researcher in Informatics, including Meaningful Use
    Associate Physician at BWH, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Researcher in Informatics, including Meaningful Use
    Lipika Samal, MD, MPH is an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a funded researcher in clinical informatics, the electronic medical record, quality of care, patient safety, and meaningful use. Dr. Samal's most recent publication was "Meaningful use and quality of care"" in JAMA Internal Medicine published June 2014. Dr. Samal did her residency at Johns Hopkins University. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Information Technology.
    • Clinical analytics
    • Clinical predictive analytics
    • Startups
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • EBM
    M.D./Ph.D. student at Emory University & Georgia Institute of Technology
    M.D./Ph.D. student at Emory University & Georgia Institute of Technology
    I am an MD/PhD student at Emory & GaTech. A data scientist in training, my interests include statistics, machine learning, digital health, behavioral economics, and technology commercialization. I co-founded Forge; we help tech startups launch clinical pilots. I run an elective course at my medical school about healthcare startups. I also TA a GaTech course on computational systems biology. Californian at heart, I earned a BS in Bioengineering from UCLA where I worked in the Wu Lab on biomaterials and nanotechnology.
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    Tufts Med Student passionate about health advocacy and affordable healthcare technologies
    Tufts Med Student passionate about health advocacy and affordable healthcare technologies
    • Algorithm and Software Engineering Intern at Rest Devices, Inc.
    Ms. Ramaswamy got her Bachelor of Sicence and Master in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently a medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine. Because of her passion in affordable healthcare technology, she is an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Information Technology.
    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Physician Leader, Adviser & Strategist, Pediatric Hospitalist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Physician Leader, Adviser & Strategist, Pediatric Hospitalist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    • Physician Leader, Advisor and Strategist at Randy Bak Consulting LLC: Independent Consulting/ Contract Services
    Randy Bak, MD, JD is a pediatrician, attorney, former Chief Information Officer and physician executive with experience in policy analysis, technology adoption, and information systems strategy. He offers skills in discovery and innovation in products and programs targeting coordination, alignment and accountability in processes of care, using on-the-ground experience in primary care practice development, hospital medical staff governance, collaborative payor contracting, HIT product development and accountable care solutions start-up. Previously, Dr. Bak was the Senior Clinical Adviser and Client Relationship Executive at Lumeris/EGHC where he was responsible for discovering and developing customer needs and expectations from sales through implementation, and translating that into future strategy and repositioning accounts from early offering of software tools into software-and-services solution provider.
  • Georgetown Med Class of 2016 and upcoming Neurology resident at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Start-Up Supporter
    Georgetown Med Class of 2016 and upcoming Neurology resident at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Start-Up Supporter

    Currently a 4th year medical student at Georgetown University, class of 2016. My clinical focuses are on neurology, primary care, and the comprehensive management of chronic diseases.  

    My personal goal is to provide high-quality clinical care while leveraging technology for the purpose of improving health, lowering costs, and improving the satisfaction of patients.  I am fascinated and inspired by the momentum in the health tech space and looking forward to the future of high-tech medicine that truly puts patients first.  

    Formerly a StartUp Health Fellow and professional consultant with a wide range of experience in the healthcare field.  Spent several years consulting across the US focusing on hospital reimbursement, payor negotiations, and clinical care coordination.

    • Not Boarded
    • Health Policy
    • Clinical Informatics
    • Emergency Medicine
    Emergency Medicine Resident, Immediate Past Chair of the AMA-MSS
    Emergency Medicine Resident, Immediate Past Chair of the AMA-MSS

    Christopher Libby, MD, MPH, is a PGY-1 at the University of Central Florida's North Florida Regional Medical Center emergency medicine residency with an interest in finding more cost-effective, evidence-based approaches to delivering higher quality care through better uses of clinical data. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2017. He has experience in healthcare information technology, quality improvement, and advocacy. Dr. Libby is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the American Medical Association's Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) and has previously served as chair of the AMA-MSS Health Information Technology Task Force as well as a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) EHR Task Force, Medical Library Trustees, and the MMS Committee on Oral Health, MMS Committee on Information Technology and the AMA-MSS Committee on Economics and Quality in Medicine. Dr. Libby was formally a Product Development Consultant with UpToDate where he was tasked with developing clinical decision support tools encompassing software development, application design, clinical to technical translations, and general technical support. He was also a Technical Consultant with Galen Healthcare Solutions, where he worked with executives and directors to both develop IT solutions to quality improvement initiatives as well as advise clients on custom reporting solutions for Meaningful Use, NQF, UDS, pay-for-performance programs, and custom initiatives.

    • Anesthesiology
    • Quality Improvement
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Chief, Director or Department Head
    • LEAN
    Anesthesiologist, Medical Director of Preoperative Services VA Boston Healthcare System, Excited about Disruptive Innovation in Medical Product Delivery, Quality Improvement, and Medical Education
    Anesthesiologist, Medical Director of Preoperative Services VA Boston Healthcare System, Excited about Disruptive Innovation in...
    • Anesthesiologist, Director of Preoperative Services at Veterans Administration

    Jessica Shanahan, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist at VA Boston where she is also the Director of Preoperative Services. She is an Associate Physician for Best Doctors, a service that connects patients to the best medical experts in the world to assure the right diagnosis and treatment plan. She completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. During residency, she was a member of the Quality and Safety Improvement Committee and focused on an emergency manual initiative, a massive transfusion protocol, and a transfer of patient care safety initiative. During her intern year, she was elected to be a Brigham and Women's Hospital Education Committee Resident Representative, where she was charged with furthering the educational policies of Brigham and Women's Hospital.

    She is passionate about increasing patient control of financial reimbursement in health care. Her professional interests include medical education, improving health care delivery with online medical consultation programs, and integrated software that is accessible to patients and providers.

    • General Surgery
    Technophile, General Surgeon at University of Mississippi
    Technophile, General Surgeon at University of Mississippi
    Dr. Jay Songcharoen is a General Surgeon at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is passionate about technology, innovation, and its ability to transform medicine. Most recently, he published "Caveat Spectator: Digital Imaging and Data Manipulation" in the prestigious Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Dr. Songcharoen received his MD from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and his undergraduate from Vanderbilt University.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    Co-Founder & CMO of Uniphy Health Systems, LLC
    Co-Founder & CMO of Uniphy Health Systems, LLC

    Dr. Hochron co-founded and is the Chief Medical Officer of Uniphy Health. Stuart received his MD degree from New York Medical College, his JD degree from Rutgers Law School, founded several medical group practices, represented physicians and hospital organizations as a health care attorney and serves as Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School. His company, Uniphy Health, provides software communication technology to healthcare systems. Stuart’s approach to mobile technology has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Journal of mHealth, Healthcare IT News, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the New York eHealth Collaborative, and mHealthNews.

    • Internal Medicine
    Brown Medicine Resident, Interested in Improving Access, Efficiency, and Quality of Care
    Brown Medicine Resident, Interested in Improving Access, Efficiency, and Quality of Care
    • Regional Medical Officer at CareMore Health Plan
    Piyush Gupta, MD, is an internal medicine resident at Brown University's Rhode Island Hospital where he is a member of the Patient Safety Committee responsible for making recommendations to hospital administration regarding quality improvement and patient safety. During that time, he won Best Pitch in the MedTech Boston Google Glass Competition co-hosted by MIT Hacking Medicine and the White House Innovation Fellows.
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