Quadruple Impact Challenge


  • Digital Publishing, Events and Marketing Strategist at MedTech Impact
    Digital Publishing, Events and Marketing Strategist at MedTech Impact


    Heather Johnson is the event director for MedTech Impact Expo & Conference. Prior to joining the MedTech Impact event team, Heather managed a portfolio of events and digital media products in the integrative medicine space and SeafoodSource.com, a global digital media property serving the seafood industry. 

  • RD is Executive Vice President, Americas for the Tarsus Group (Ticker: TRS.L). Prior to Tarsus RD was Group Vice President at Diversified Communications overseeing a growing portfolio of business communities and events. Prior to Diversified, and in just 27 months as a Partner at Greenhaven Partners, RD transformed former BNA (now Bloomberg) publishing assets into a thriving professional business community (IOFM) which was acquired by Diversified in April 2013. RD is also a board member for Onstream Media (Ticker: ONSM).

    Prior to Greenhaven, as CEO of Tarsus Online Media, RD was responsible for expanding the online media division of the Tarsus Group plc (a b2b media company with exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media properties across global industries).

    Through his 26 year career, RD has become an expert developing communities that bring buyer and seller together. He has deep knowledge in growing events, education models, and sponsored/subscription businesses. RD has developed media assets in 16 different industries. RD has an impressive track record building and growing media and event assets to maximize value for investors.

    RD served 9 years in leadership roles at Kennedy Information. As VP and GM, Whitney was a key player in helping investors transform the company into a rapidly growing, diverse media platform that resulted in a sale to BNA for $47 million (a 30x ROI for investors in 4 years) .

    RD held positions at large and small specialty business publishing firms including Kluwer Law International (a division of Wolters Kluwer), the Thompson Publishing Group, Yankee Publishing, Vicon Publishing and Connell Communications (a division of IDG).

    RD holds a BS in Business Communications from Bentley University and an MBA from Fitchburg State University (Massachusetts). RD served as the co-chair of the 25th annual marketing conference for the Specialized Information Publishers Association.

  • MD/MBA Candidate at the Tufts School of Medicine
    MD/MBA Candidate at the Tufts School of Medicine

    Rohan Jotwani is a MD/MBA 4th year student at Tufts School of Medicine. He graduated from Columbia University in 2012 and spent time working prior to med school working as a producer with TheDoctorsChannel.com. His current research interests include the convergence of academic medicine and management. Specifically, he has published on crisis management during the Boston Marathon Bombings, conflict of interest with industry, and new partnership models with clinical training sites. He has also was a lead organizer of MedStart, an annual hackathon held at the Tufts Med, leading partnerships with the White House Innovation group, Boston Scientific, and Hacking Medicine at MIT. He currently serves as an advisor to the Medstro team and is a member of the Tufts School of Medicine admissions committee. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a residency in anesthesia and critical care and eventually a fellowship in critical careIn his free time, Rohan enjoys exploring Japanese martial arts, running, public speaking, contemporary art, and fusion cooking. He is an active member of the Shinkendo dojo of Chintatown, Boston, where he is currently ranked at the level of Ichimonji (roughly translates to “straight-line”).


    • Not Boarded
    • Digital health
    Digital Health Innovation, New Ventures at J&J Innovation
    Digital Health Innovation, New Ventures at J&J Innovation
    • Director, Digital Health Innovation, New Ventures at J&J Innovation

    Global Director, Digital Health Innovation for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Responsible for identifying and fostering transformational high-tech earlystage innovation to enhance opportunities for collaboration and investment across J&J's Pharma, Consumer, MedTech, and Global Public Health sectors.

    Named 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovator by the Boston Business Journal and Medtech Boston; Cris is a seasoned entrepreneur/intrapreneur who is passionate about the role of digital technology in improving human health. 

    With entrepreneurial DNA, Cris is most notably known for his role in the innovation economy since Co-Founding Ultra Light Startups, the oldest and largest startup venture competition in Boston and New York City. ULS has accelerated 800+ bootstrapping startups with 26% having successfully raised seed/venture funding. http://ultralightstartups.com

    Cris serves on the advisory boards of SXSW Interactive -Digital Health/Lifesciences track and AARP Health Innovation @50+. He advises/mentors academic and research institutes, government agencies, corporations, entrepreneurs, and early stage companies. 


  • With years of both business development and fundraising experience, my objective is to combine these areas of expertise to establish interaction among entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists, industry, investors, state agencies and others to contribute to a rich entrepreneurial business ecosystem in the Commonwealth. As Associate Director of M2D2, I have a number of roles and wear lots of hats. You may find me showing lab and office space to new start up companies, or leading a tour for international businessmen, or crunching numbers for a financial report, or touting the strengths of the M2D2-UMass Medical School partnership at a community networking event, or keeping a “Shark Tank” pitch event running on time, or having coffee with any number of local business leaders interested in corporate sponsorship. I’ve worked to establish programs, organized and run events and I’ve traveled locally and internationally to establish business partnerships. Read more: http://sapartners.org/thys-cronje-and-mary-ann-picard-interview/
  • MD/MBA internal medicine trainee and computer scientist solving problems at the intersection of clinical medicineand technology.

    • Internal Medicine
    Regional Medical Director for Boston & Southwest at Iora Health
    Regional Medical Director for Boston & Southwest at Iora Health
    • Vice President, Clinical & Product Development at Iora Health
    Andrew Schutzbank, MD, MPH has a passion for revolutionizing health care that began as a medical student at Tulane in pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans, continuing during his Internal Medicine & Primary Care residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Schutzbank was one of the founding members of Primary Care Progress, and is now the Medical Director of Iora Health where he has been involved with clinical information software development, refinement of the clinical model including direct patient care, new market practice launch and ongoing practice operations. In addition to his roles across Iora Health, Dr. Schutzbank is on the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and writes professionally and at the Schutzblog.com. He and his wife Whitney travel often with their son Max, and cannot wait until next winter when they can get him on skis.
    • General Surgery
    • Laparoscopy
    • Virtual reality
    • Augmented reality
    • Surgical education
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Procedural Skills Curriculum Design
    Edward D Churchill Surgical Education and Simulation Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Edward D Churchill Surgical Education and Simulation Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Daniel Hashimoto obtained his B.A. in Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience from Boston University. He earned his MD from the University of Pennsylvania. He also obtained an M.S. in Translational Research with a focus on technology and surgical education for which the majority of his research was conducted at the Imperial College London. He is interested in surgical education, surgical simulation, surgical technology, and surgical robotics. His research has previously focused on investigating methods of improving the efficiency and quality of technical skills acquisition. He has published on using virtual and augmented reality to assist in the acquisition of surgical technical skills, curriculum development for surgical skills, and the utilization of wearable technology in the operating room. His current research, in collaboration with Professor Daniela Rus of MIT CSAIL, includes the use of artificial intelligence and computer vision in the operating room for surgical education and clinical decision support.He is the co-founder and a co-course director of the Harvard Surgical Program in Innovation (SPIN), which aims to educate surgeons on the innovation design process.Dr. Hashimoto holds leadership positions in several national organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and of the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He previously held an ex-officio position on the Board of Directors of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) as the ASE resident representative to the AAMC Organization of Resident Representatives (2014-2016).

    • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
    • Radiology
    • Public Health
    • Health Policy
    • Digital health
    • Data mining / machine learning / predictive modeling
    • Medical Imaging
    • Medical Innovation
    Board-certified radiologist working at the intersection of health care and technology
    Board-certified radiologist working at the intersection of health care and technology

    Dr. Alexander Ding is a board-certified diagnostic and interventional radiologist specializing in interventional oncology. He is a partner in a San Francisco private practice radiology group and has privileges at several San Francisco Bay Area hospitals varying from safety net/public, private not-for-profit, to academic settings. He is the current Chief of Radiology at Mills-Peninsula Hospital and was formerly the Vice Chief of Staff at San Mateo Medical Center. He is on clinical faculty at UCSF and is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserve.

    His deep understanding of the health care system is informed by his clinical practice and also his service in leadership in multiple professional organizations including the American Medical Association's Council on Science and Public Health as well as formerly being a member of its Board of Trustees.

    Dr. Ding is interested in the intersection of healthcare and innovation having served as a consultant and adviser for companies, including Google and Doximity. He currently is a Board member at Eko Devices and was formerly a Board member and Chief Medical Officer at VideoMedicine.

    Dr. Ding earned degrees in Economics and Public Health from UC Berkeley and his medical degree from UCSF. He completed his residency and fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.


  • Justin Barad, MD is the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR, an award winning surgical training platform that introduces doctors to new medical technologies and cutting edge techniques without sacrificing patient safety. When Dr. Barad was in high school, he fully intended to become a game developer, but when he realized he could use his tech background to help patients, he moved into medicine. Through his first-hand understanding of the training challenges facing physicians of all levels he founded Osso VR. This technology allows surgeons and trainees to practice with the latest medical devices and procedures through a hands-on, fully immersive, virtual reality experience. 

    In addition to managing his company, Dr. Barad is also a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley, and an MD from UCLA where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA, and his fellowship was in pediatric orthopaedics at Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Barad has written for Medgadget, a popular medical technology site, for more than a decade.  Dr. Barad has spoken at top-tier digital health conferences including the CES Digital Health Summit, Exponential Medicine, and Health 2.0.


  • Sarah Collins, RN, PhD is a Senior Clinical and Nurse Informatician in Clinical Informatics Partners eCare at Partners Healthcare Systems and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Medicine Division of Internal Medicine and Primary Care.  Her research, as well as her applied clinical informatics work, is focused on modeling, developing, and evaluating standards-based, patient-centered collaborative informatics tools to further patient safety, knowledge development, clinical decision-support, and coordinated patient-centered care. Dr. Collins is an experienced critical care nurse and holds a PhD in Nursing Informatics from Columbia University School of Nursing.  She was a National Library of Medicine Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, where she minored in Health Care Management.  Dr. Collins was selected as one of MedTech Boston’s 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators in 2017. Her research has been recognized and awarded by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the International Congress on Nursing Informatics.  She serves on the Board of Directors for AMIA and as Policy Coordinator for the Alliance for Nursing Informatics.

    • Psychiatry
    • Neuroscience
    • Healthcare Entrepreneurship
    • psychiatry
    Co-founder of Valera Health | MGH/McLean psychiatry resident | leveraging big data to revolutionize mental health care delivery
    Co-founder of Valera Health | MGH/McLean psychiatry resident | leveraging big data to revolutionize mental health care delivery

    David is a psychiatrist in the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean residency program. He is interested in combining the speed of entrepreneurship with the rigor of academia. During his time at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, he worked for Fidelity Biosciences (a biotech venture capital), and founded and sold a medical education company. He is currently a co-founder of Valera Health, a funded mental health startup that leverages smartphone data, case management, and tele-psychiatry to optimize mental health delivery. Valera has signed multiple contracts and forged partnerships with renowned academic medical centers. David is passionate about making the practice of medicine less reactive, and more preventative.

    David graduated from Harvard for college, medical school, and business school. He is a Gates Scholar, a Soros Fellow, and a member of the Academy of Achievement and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers. 

    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    Medical Consultant (for startups), President at Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance Boston North District, Mentor at MassChallenge, former Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Sports fanatic
    Medical Consultant (for startups), President at Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance Boston North District, Mentor at...
    Dr. Yvonne Braun obtained her medical degree and doctorate at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Germany. As a resident in the Orthopedic, Trauma- and Reconstructive Department it did not take long to realize she would like to further her skills on the international stage. Dr. Braun moved to Boston in 2012, and she began a research fellowship at the Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Spine, and Oncology Spine Department at MGH. She carried out multiple prospective, retrospective, translational, and biomechanical studies mainly focusing on patient outcomes, quality and safety themes. As an educator in Germany and in Boston she enjoyed mentoring her colleagues and supervised national and international medical students. Having a strong passion for health care and patient outcomes Dr. Braun is thrilled about the new digital technologies and health solutions that make a real impact in preventive health care. She is excited about the ongoing revolution in healthcare and the dynamics between entrepreneurships/innovators, incubators, and investors in Boston, therefore she switched paths from clinical to entrepreneurial work. Dr. Braun serves as a medical consultant for several startups and on the advisory board of Germany’s largest digital health marketing agency. Further, she serves as President of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance – an organization that promotes health and well-being of the family of medicine in the Boston North district. She also volunteers her time as a Mentor at MassChallenge - the world largest startup accelerator. In her free-time, Dr. Braun enjoys running, sailing and yoga. She loves to travel with her husband exploring new cultures.
    • Vice President of Digital Innovation at BTG

    Amanda L. Goltz, MPA is the Vice President of Digital Innovation at BTG, a global medtech firm, managing the portfolio of digital initiatives combining clinical interventions, device technology, and digital services to incorporate the patient experience and improve measurable outcomes.  Previously, Amanda was the Director of Product Strategy and Innovation at Aetna, sourcing emerging solutions from the digital health and innovative networks marketplace, pairing them with employer clients, and directing implementation of the solutions at scale.  Amanda has also managed the Innovation and Consumer Engagement portfolio at Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), a coalition of 60 employers who collectively provide self-funded health coverage to over 10M employees and dependents at an annual cost of $12B.  Prior to PBGH, Amanda was senior advisor to the national healthcare practice at Manatt Health Solutions.  From 2005 to 2009, Amanda served as Program Director at Partners Healthcare, the integrated delivery network founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, managing a system-wide quality improvement initiatives.  Amanda advises several start-up companies as a mentor at 500Startups, Rock Health, and StartXMed, health and life sciences incubator for Stanford University.   Amanda received her MPA in Health Finance and Management from New York University and her BA from Columbia College of Columbia University. 

  • Dr. Zubin Eapen is system-wide Chief Medical Officer for CareMore, an integrated health plan and delivery system, where he leads the organization's care delivery, clinical strategy, and clinical innovation. As CMO, Dr. Eapen drives the continued evolution of the CareMore model to serve complex, high-cost, and high-need patients. Prior to coming to CareMore, Dr. Eapen served as Associate Professor of Medicine of the Division of Cardiology and Medical Director of the Same-Day Access Heart Failure Clinic at Duke University where he led efforts to reduce admissions and readmissions among high-risk heart failure patients. He also served as the Department of Medicine's Director of Clinical Improvement. Dr. Eapen received his undergraduate degree as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina; his medical degree (MD) from the Duke University School of Medicine; and underwent his internal medicine and cardiology training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Eapen is a member of the American Heart Journal editorial board and was the electronic media editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. He is the author of numerous medical publications and the editor of the 14th edition of Hurst’s The Heart.

  • MIT Hacking Medicine
    MIT Hacking Medicine
    • Co-Founder at Recon Therapeutics
    Christopher Lee is currently a PhD Candidate in the joint Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology working in the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research developing new drug delivery techniques and therapeutics for urological diseases under Professor Michael J. Cima. Additionally, Chris is also the co-founder Recon Therapeutics, a medical device start-up focused on providing an improved platform to help patients mix, dose, and inject therapeutics that are delivered in a powered form.    Chris is a 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree for Healthcare, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and an Inc.com top 50 young entrepreneur under 25. Chris received his bachelors from the University of Connecticut, and masters from Johns Hopkins University.    Chris is also a former Co-Director of MIT Hacking Medicine, an organization that is focused on energizing and connecting the best minds across the health ecosystem to solve meaningful healthcare challenges. To date, MIT Hacking Medicine has helped inspire the inception of nearly 30 active companies that have subsequently raised over $200M in financing. Chris has personally helped organize and lead over 30 MIT Hacking Medicine hackathons across several US States and international locations. Under his leadership, the MIT HM organization received the 2016 Stanford MedicineX Prize for 'Education in Healthcare'. 
    • Internal Medicine

    Dr. Amy Flaster is the Vice President of Care Management Services at Health Catalyst, a healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes-improvement company, where she leads the Population Health Management services line, and is an Assistant Medical Director of Population Health Management at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where she focuses on the iCMP (integrated care management program) initiative across Partners Healthcare. She is also a practicing primary care physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

    Prior to her current roles, Flaster co-founded and led TrueNorth Healthcare, a two-sided cloud-based platform that allowed patients to digitally record and share advanced directives. She has also spearheaded work on bundled payments and activity-based costing for the BWPO (Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization).  Flaster earned a BA from Dartmouth College, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is ABIM board certified in Internal Medicine. 


  • Gwyn is the Digital Health Innovation Lead at the TMC Innovation Institute and works primarily with the TMCx accelerator to support and guide current and future companies toward commercial success. She has a specific focus and interest in identifying capital and the right partners for the companies who are part of the TMC Innovation ecosystem. Prior to joining TMC, Gwyn was the Director of Scientific Operations and Corporate Development at Diversigen, a Baylor College of Medicine startup company focused on microbiome research and development services. While there, she worked with customers to design and manage projects for optimal results and played a leadership role in identifying strategic opportunities and partnerships that would advance their competitive position in the market. Gwyn has also worked with other startups across various R&D areas, including vaccine development for mosquito borne diseases. She holds an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from North Carolina State University, and an MBA and a Ph.D. in molecular pathology from Wake Forest University. Her passion for start-ups and the entrepreneurial environment and spirit led her to TMC Innovation.

  • As Director of the TMC Innovation Institute, Erik helps visionary healthcare entrepreneurs find their focus through the TMCx accelerator, TMCx+ incubator, Biodesign Fellowship and corporate partnership programs. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, he assumes whatever role is necessary to improve the likelihood of an innovator’s success.  An entrepreneur himself, Erik has founded or co-founded 6 companies in the therapeutics, clinical genomics, robotics and non-profit education space and continues to serve as a board member for several. 

    Before joining TMC in 2015, he spent 14 years in Boston in a variety of roles translating research innovations from across the Harvard University and medical system into new companies and products. He established two separate healthcare seed investment funds and was managing director of the Boston Children’s Technology Development Fund for 5 years racking up 50+ investments.  With a Ph.D in neuropharmacology, passion for pediatric causes and experience running clinical trials, he is always looking for ways to expedite the development of new treatments.

    Erik and his family, including wife Shana, daughter Dylan (9) and son Hunter (5) are excited to be part of the Houston community and appreciate the welcome and support they have received.  

  • I am an emergency medicine resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. I am a native Texan with a background in management consulting, entrepreneurship, and the creative arts. I work, write, and advise at the intersection of medicine, education, and technology. 

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