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This is an open call for on the ground solutions or ideas that are creating impact, big and small, in the changing environment of medicine. We are specifically looking for innovative ways to deliver care, new ways to connect patients with their own data and the care team, and interesting use of medical devices and wearables to gather data.
This is an open call for on the ground solutions or ideas that are creating impact, big and small, in the changing environment of medicine. We are specifically looking for innovative ways to deliver care, new ways to connect patients with their own data and the care team, and interesting use of...Read More
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.
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 care. In 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”).
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.
Ajay Kohli MD is a Drexel University College of Medicine based resident physician in Radiology. In a life before his medical training, he successfully launched and managed a start-up in financial analytics. While completing the usual stuff in medical career (publishing, presenting, professional society memberships and such) he missed the excitement of a start-up life. To keep the innovative spirit alive - and on his own initiative - he launched clinical studies to incorporate smart-phones in monitoring of cardiovascular complications; assimilate analytics within oncological surgery through wearable computing; and built platforms to automate clinical decisions within EMR systems. While he learnt a lot surgery-ing in New York City, he plans to specialize in Interventional Radiology and Oncology. He still remains actively interested in working with exciting teams that are pushing the envelope in healthcare.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.