Judges

    • Emergency Medicine
    • Clinical Informatics
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    CMIO for Health Innovation & Integration at BWH, Program Director for Partners Clinical Informatics & Innovation Fellowship
    CMIO for Health Innovation & Integration at BWH, Program Director for Partners Clinical Informatics & Innovation...
    • Chief Medical Information Officer for Health Information Innovation & Integration at Brigham Health
    I am an emergency physician and expert in health information technology. I worked as a technology consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and subsequently pursued graduate studies in information systems and health care policy at Carnegie Mellon University. After medical school, I trained in emergency medicine at UCLA and completed the RWJ Foundation Clinical Scholars fellowship in health services research, where I worked on qualitative and quantitative studies on the adoption of health information technology (HIT) in the emergency department (ED) and prehospital settings. I am interested in the innovative application of information technology to improve health care delivery. I led an emergency department (ED) information systems modernization project, a three-year $7 million custom software development project to move BWH ED clinicians from paper-based to electronic documentation. Currently, I am responsible for clinical oversight of the implementation and integration of a new hospital laboratory system, as well as multiple projects related to a new enterprise EHR implementation, and health information innovation programs.
    Partner at PureTech Ventures
    Partner at PureTech Ventures
    • Partner at Purtech Ventures
    Eric is a Partner at PureTech (www.PureTechVentures.com) which acts as an institutional entrepreneur starting disruptive healthcare related companies. At PureTech Eric has co-founded a number of companies for which he has acted as a Board member and an interim member of the management team, including Akili Interactive Labs, Gelesis and Tal Medical. Prior to joining PureTech, Eric was a consultant with McKinsey & Company where he advised senior executives of both Fortune 500 and specialty pharmaceutical companies on a range of issues such as product licensing, mergers and acquisitions, R&D strategy, and marketing. Eric received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego.
    Business Development at Athena Health
    Business Development at Athena Health
    • Business Development at athenahealth
    Mandira Singh is a Senior Business Development Manager at athenahealth, where she helps run athena’s More Disruption Please program – the MDP Community, athena Marketplace and Accelerator. Prior to joining athena, Mandira was an investment professional at Essex Woodlands, a growth equity and venture capital firm focused on healthcare. At Essex Woodlands, Mandira invested across sub-sectors of healthcare, spending the majority of her time on services and IT investments. Mandira started her career at J.P. Morgan, where she worked in the North America Healthcare Coverage Group and then the Private Equity Co-Investing group in New York. Mandira holds a BA in Economics from Vassar College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
    • General Practice
    • Strategy Consulting
    • Quality Improvement
    • Startups
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Health Care Administration
    • CEO, CMO, CMIO, CQO, Consultant, Innovation, Equity Arrangement
    Experienced healthcare leader/executive, consultant/advisor, clinician, educator and researcher
    Experienced healthcare leader/executive, consultant/advisor, clinician, educator and researcher

    Professional Experience: Dr. Silobrcic has over 25 years of healthcare experience.  He is a seasoned professional, with clinical background as a physician, and extensive experience at the forefront of strategy, operations and services and technology management. 

    Dr. Silobrcic is the Chief Strategy and Development Officer for Burgess Group, a healthcare IT solutions (data, software, services) company.  He is leading the growth and diversification of this successful, niche venture into new industry partnerships, product lines and markets. 

    Until spring of 2015, he was Executive Director of Healthbox, where he focused on Boston/the Northeast. Healthbox (www.healthbox.com) is a leading platform for healthcare innovation, and drives actionable collaboration between technology entrepreneurs, the healthcare industry, and investors, in building a global community dedicated to driving change in healthcare.

    Previously, Dr. Silobrcic was Associate Partner, Strategy and Senior Medical Scientist, Care Delivery Systems, at IBM Research, where he used his deep healthcare industry expertise to help lead a market-focused research agenda that created high value solutions for IBM, providing transformative value to clients and health systems, globally. This included work on IBM’s Health and Wellness solutions for Smarter Cities and Communities, and on advanced healthcare analytics and decision support solutions, including the applications of IBM's breakthrough Watson (cognitive computing) technology.

    Formerly, he was an Associate Partner in strategy, operations and change management with major global professional services (consulting) firms, Deloitte Consulting and IBM Global Business Services. Previous to and between those roles, he was a senior executive with or advisor to various healthcare ventures, including a number of healthcare information technology startups.

    As leader, he has led organizations/teams, various programs, projects and intellectual capital development efforts, as well as leadership development and assessment initiatives. 

    As executive, he has held senior roles (including as CEO) in healthcare technology and services entities, with responsibilities in general management, business development, operations and financial management, people management, etc.  

    As consultant/advisor, he has worked with leading private and public sector healthcare providers, payers and life sciences entities, specializing in strategy, governance, operations management/redesign, organizational transformation and change management, quality management, etc.  He has also assisted a number of young healthcare technology and services companies in diverse aspects of their development and management, and acted as healthcare industry/technology advisor to a prominent investment network.

    As clinician, he has provided patient care as a primary care physician.

    As educator, he has developed and taught management courses for physician executives, with a particular focus on quality management and improvement, at Harvard University; as researcher, he has authored presentations, publications and case management studies, and holds several patents.

    Graduate Education: Harvard University, Master of Science in Healthcare Management (M.S.); Harvard University, Master of Public Health (M.P.H.); University of Zagreb Medical School, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.).

    • Surgical Critical Care
    • General Surgery
    • Public Health
    • Quality Improvement
    • Health Policy
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Health Services Research
    Assistant Professor of Surgery / Associate Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery / Director, Emergency General Surgery / The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Surgery / Associate Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery / Director, Emergency General Surgery / The...
    • Assistant Professor of Surgery / Director, Global Health & Disaster Preparedness /Chair, Resident and Associate Society American College of Surgeons at Medical University of South Carolina
    Dr. Joseph V. Sakran is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Global Health and Disaster Preparedness at the Medical University of South Carolina. As an Acute Care Surgeon, Joe spends most of his time caring for critically ill and injured patients. His research interests are in healthcare innovation, biomarkers for sepsis, trauma system development, public policy, and the advancement of surgery in poorly resourced environments. His interest in medicine stems partly from having nearly lost his life after a gunshot wound to the throat during his senior year of high school. Joe has dedicated his life to making social impact. While completing his undergraduate degree at George Mason University, Joe trained as a medic and firefighter where he spent a significant amount of time volunteering at the City of Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department. His interest in global health began when he decided to attend The Medical School for International Health, a unique collaboration between Ben-Gurion and Columbia University. Joe subsequently integrated his medical studies with public health when he attended the Johns Hopkins University, where he completed a Masters in Public Health in the global health track. After completing a diverse and comprehensive general surgery residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital, he joined the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship in Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery. During his residency, Dr. Sakran Co-founded a nonprofit organization called Surgeons for Global Health (SGH) that is tailored towards addressing the surgical burden of disease in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The aim has been to provide long-term sustainable interventions in order to reduce the global burden of surgical disease. Joe has delivered care and sustainable solutions throughout numerous countries in India, the Middle East, and Africa. He has responded to a number of international disasters including the Asian Tsunami in 2004, and the Haitian Earthquake in 2010. As a Google Glass Explorer/Beta tester, Joe has been working on ways to enhance access to care in LMIC. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently recognized Dr. Sakran for his work in resource poor settings when he received the 2014 Surgical Volunteerism Award. He has been actively involved in the ACS, and is currently the Chair of the Resident and Associate Society (RAS). Dr. Sakran just finished spending the year pursing a Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) of Government where he is developing a unique skill-set focused on economics, public policy, and leadership development in underserved and minority populations.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    Physician-developer, Nephrology and Informatics fellow at BWH, Google Glass Explorer
    Physician-developer, Nephrology and Informatics fellow at BWH, Google Glass Explorer
    • Nephrology Fellow, Biomedical Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow at Brigham Health
    I am a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital interested in improving patient care through technology. I study emerging technologies such as natural language processing to predict clinical outcomes using high-dimensional statistical analysis and machine learning. I also have an interest in mobile and wearable technologies. My research goals for the future include the development of algorithms and pipelines that allow physicians to take findings from high-dimensional data from the bench to the bedside. I was a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center before becoming a Nephrology Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Biomedical Informatics Master's student at Harvard Medical School.
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    Director of Health Information Technology at the Massachusetts Medical Society
    Director of Health Information Technology at the Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Director of Health Information Technology at Massachusetts Medical Society
    Leon Barzin became the first Director of Health Information Technology at the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) in 2011 having previously spent 10 years implementing strategy for the MMS Committee on Information Technology. Since early 2010 he has published the free e-newsletter ARRA Advisor (http://massmed.org/newsletters) providing actionable information for providers looking to adopt Health Information Technology or engage with the Federal incentives program. Prior to assuming his current position, he worked as the director of technical support for the MMS, Journal Watch and New England Journal of Medicine, participating in a panoply of technical projects including video and publishing workflows. He was also technical director for Journal Watch’s Women’s Health in the New Millennium conference held at the Louvre in Paris, France. Leon holds a degree in environmental biology from the University of Oregon, a degree in English from Hiram College and a technical translator certificate from the University of Grenoble, France.
    • Legal consulting
    • Health Policy
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Digital health
    Health Care Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
    Health Care Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
    • Health Care Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
    Nathaniel (Nate) Lacktman is a healthcare Partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP). He advises a number of clients – including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, physician groups and start-ups – on the emerging opportunities and regulatory issues presented by telemedicine, telehealth, mHealth and disruptive healthcare technologies. He has advised clients on telehealth issues across the Country and internationally. Sample representative matters include: cross-border telehealth compliance, licensing, scope of practice, patient consent, wearables, virtual diagnostics, mHealth, apps, practitioner licensure, use of physician extenders, application of telemedicine to consultation exception and call/coverage arrangements, ability to provide telemedicine consults without a prior in-person examination, ability to issue prescriptions following telemedicine consults (controlled substances vs. other prescriptions), and associated recordkeeping requirements. Telehealth reimbursement, e-prescribing, internet pharmacies, and specialty service lines including teledermatology, teleradiology, telepathology, and telemental health. Mr. Lacktman also advises health care entities on a range of business and regulatory issues affecting the industry. In particular, he handles matters involving fraud and abuse compliance, health care marketing rules, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, HIPAA, corporate compliance programs, licensing, contracting, change of ownership, and policies and procedures.
    • Clinical Informatics
    SMART Platforms Developer, Research fellow at Boston Children's Hospital, Informatics Physician
    SMART Platforms Developer, Research fellow at Boston Children's Hospital, Informatics Physician
    Pascal Pfiffner is a research fellow at Boston Children's Hospital. He is part of the SMART platforms (www.smartplatforms.org) team, developing specifications to extract data from EHR systems, with a particular interest in mobile and web implementations for physicians. Currently he’s working on using SMART to facilitate matching patients to clinical trials and to enable study participants to manage their own meds. He received both his MD and PhD from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and subsequently moved to Boston to join Children’s Hospital Informatics Program. His interest in mobile medical apps is underscored by his role as lead developer of MedCalc, a medical calculator for iOS, and a handful of smaller projects such as Eponyms, an iOS flashcard-like application for medical eponyms, and MyStudies.org, an aggregator of raw clinical trial results.
    Assistant Medical Director at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
    Assistant Medical Director at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
    • Assistant Medical Director for Advanced Health Technology Engineering, Research, and Development at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO)
    Synho Do, PhD, is the Assistant Medical Director for Advanced Health Technology Engineering, Research, and Development at the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO). He is also an Assistant in Physics at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is a technical committee member of Webster Center for Advanced Research and Education in Radiation, and is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Do received the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Southern California. He is currently a member of IEEE Signal Processing Society, Bio-Imaging and Signal Processing (BISP). He is a MGH site PI for nVidia CUDA Research Center (CRC). Dr. Do's current research interests include statistical signal and image processing, estimation, detection, and medical signal and image processing, such as computed tomography. He has been a Co-Investigator for multiple medical imaging projects, and Co-PI/PI on medical (i.e., GE, Siemens, and Philips etc) and security (i.e., DHS, DARPA etc) image reconstruction projects.
    Co-Director of MIT Hacking Medicine
    Co-Director of MIT Hacking Medicine
    • PhD Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Lina Colucci is a Ph.D. candidate at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program and a Co-Director of MIT Hacking Medicine. Her research focuses on developing a novel, portable sensor for non-invasive assessment of a person’s hydration state. She is excited by the healthcare revolution that is beginning and hopes to become an inventor and entrepreneur who helps shape the future of medicine. Lina graduated from Duke University in Mechanical Engineering with Departmental Distinction. In college, Lina’s research focused on cartilage tissue engineering and biomechanics. She was one of 30 Robertson Scholars selected every year to receive a full-ride and dual student privileges at both Duke and the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Lina was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, moved extensively between Brazil, Canada and the United States, and has done research in India and Sweden. Lina is also a ballerina, an avid classical and jazz clarinetist, and a lover of art in all forms.
    Launch Playbook Manager at Campbell Alliance
    Launch Playbook Manager at Campbell Alliance
    • Launch Playbook Manager at Campbell Alliance
    Sung Han brings to Campbell’s clients 14 years of experience in the global marketing and business development experience. Mr. Han has worked extensively in the information and technology industry, where his experiences included application development, service development, marketing, business development, and international alliance sales, as well as direct sales and sales management. In terms of recent major accomplishments, Mr. Han has collaborated with a new pharmaceutical manufacturer to develop the entire commercialization organization, including development of Sales force, Marketing, Distribution, Hub and Regulatory and Compliance. He has supported over 15 Launch Excellence and Launch Management project with mid size and large Pharmaceuticals manufacturing companies. He has collaborated with University Hospital (Korea) for clinical trials and commercial launch of medical device. Finally, he has developed and designed of new platform for Launch Playbook® designing and developing the new Web and Mobile service for Launch Playbook. Prior to joining Campbell Alliance, Mr. Han was the Senior Account Manager at Syniverse Technologies, which delivered Solution and Services for mobile operators in international roaming, messaging, and network services. He focused the tier one operation in Korea, Japan, and China, and was responsible for delivering multi-million-dollar contacts. Before Syniverse, Mr. Han worked as the Director of Global Marketing in Insprit, a publicly listed company in Korea. He focused on delivering business development and project management for tier one operation in the US, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
    • Family Medicine
    Instructor at MIT Media Lab, MBA 2015 at MIT Sloan, & Family Physician
    Instructor at MIT Media Lab, MBA 2015 at MIT Sloan, & Family Physician
    • Instructor for MAS.S65 Engineering Health II at MIT Media Lab
    As an MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management (Class of 2015), I have a particular interest in consumer device charging technology, and innovative health technology & services in low resource settings. I recently became and instructor at the MIT Media Lab for a course about novel ways of using consumer grade technology to address healthcare challenges. I am also a licensed Canadian physician, having completed my residency in family medicine (general practice) at the University of Toronto and my MD at the University of Calgary. I was also a founding member of the Toronto Health Organization Performance Evaluation (T-HOPE) research group focusing on evaluating health programs in the developing world and creating new metrics and frameworks to evaluate their impact. My other interests include basketball, writing, and public speaking.
    • Medical Toxicology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Telemedicine
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Medical Toxicology
    • Google Glass
    Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Wearables and Biosensor researcher
    Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Wearables and Biosensor researcher
    • Affiliate Fellow, Medical Toxicology at Boston Children's Hospital/MA-RI Regional Poison Control Center

    I am an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. My research focuses on the intersection of technology and health. I have led pilot deployments of wearable devices and smart glasses in the emergency department to detect and respond to worsening illness and substance abuse. 

     

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    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    Pediatric gastroenterologist, Clinical Director of Innovation & Director of clinical mobile solutions @ Boston Children's Hospital, Hacking Pediatrics co-founder, technophile.
    Pediatric gastroenterologist, Clinical Director of Innovation & Director of clinical mobile solutions @ Boston Children's...
    Michael Docktor, MD, is the Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions, Clinical Director of Innovation, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Docktor co-founded and led Hacking Pediatrics, the first hackathon and movement focused on building solutions for issues facing children. You can learn more here: https://www.sumry.in/michaeldocktor
    Senior Healthcare Marketing Professional
    Senior Healthcare Marketing Professional
    • Director, Cloud and Mobile Solutions Marketing, Healthcare Division at Nuance Communications
    Jonathon L. Dreyer is a senior healthcare marketing professional based in Boston, Massachusetts. With a Midwestern upbringing, years of “big city” startup experience, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Jonathon takes a diverse approach to marketing - developing creative strategies and uncovering new opportunities to overcome a broad range of business challenges. Jonathon is currently Director of Cloud and Mobile Solutions Marketing, responsible for managing, and executing, Nuance’s mobile and cloud-based speech recognition and clinical language understanding go to market strategy for the company’s healthcare division–establishing partner segments, value propositions, market opportunities, revenue forecasts, pricing models, demand generation and collaborating with product management, partner marketing, downstream marketing, field marketing and corporate communications to successfully launch and manage a robust portfolio of cloud-based healthcare services and device/platform-independent voice-enabled clinical documentation and communication solutions. His deep understanding of technology, medicine, and healthcare IT has contributed to the development and successful deployment of technologies across a number of health care verticals. He has authored several articles on clinical decision support, physician documentation, speech recognition, business intelligence, electronic health records, meaningful use, and mHealth. He is an active blogger, contributor to standards and interoperability projects, and published author.
    • Emergency Medicine
    International ER physician at BWH
    International ER physician at BWH
    Dr. Usha Periyanayagam a Fellow in International Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women¹s Hospital and an Instructor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) at Harvard Medical School. She received her MD, her MPH, and an MS in Engineering Design and Innovation from Northwestern University. She also completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University. As a physician with a background in large database analysis, user design and experience, and global health, she is uniquely primed to address the growing global health technology market. Dr. Periyanayagam has worked clinically, instructed, and conducted research in academic institutions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She collaborates with local government, NGOs, industry, universities and non profits to accelerate the implementation of new innovations in global health. She has taught medical doctors and nurses in public and private hospitals in Cambodia, Uganda, and India. In Pakistan, she coordinated the government¹s disaster agency with local ambulance services to ensure an efficient response to a bombings and mass casualty events. In South Sudan, she worked in refugee camps on the Sudanese border to improve the medical response to the crisis. At the MIT H@cking Medicine Grand Hackfest, she led a team that created a inexpensive locally sustainable defibrillator that won the Google Ventures award. She has published numerous papers in the national and international literature, and has a patent pending in tranapical cardiac surgery.
    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”).

     

    BWH NICU Nurse leading Google Glass Pilot for mothers to bond with pre-term infants in NICU
    BWH NICU Nurse leading Google Glass Pilot for mothers to bond with pre-term infants in NICU
    Nurse Shine is a neonatal intensive care nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital who was first inspired to lead a Google Glass Pilot which won the BWH Innovation Day when she had a pre-term baby and was first able to see him through Google Glass being worn by her brother-in-law. Now she leads the NICU Glass Pilot looking at using Glass to allow mothers to bond with their preterm infant when they are physically separated in the hospital.
    • Internal Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Medical Education
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • medical writing
    • Chief, Director or Department Head
    • Telemedicine
    • mHealth
    Surgeon, Google Glass Explorer, Health Scientist Academic Medical Center Amsterdam
    Surgeon, Google Glass Explorer, Health Scientist Academic Medical Center Amsterdam
    • Surgeon at Academic Medical Center Amsterdam
    Professor M.P. Schijven (Marlies) MD, MHSc, PhD is a laparoscopic GI Surgeon. She is the Chair of Simulation, Serous Gaming and Applied Mobile Healthcare at the Amsterdam Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands She is the Founder and President-Elect for the International Society for Wearable Technology in Healthcare (WATCH-Society), President of the Taskforce for Evaluation and Implementation of Simulators and Skills Training Programmes, immediate Past-President of the Dutch Society for Skills and Simmulation (DSSH), and President of the Taskforce Skills en Simulation Techniques of the Dutch Association for Medical Education. Professor Schijven is currently an Editor for the Simulation in Healthcare journal, Games for Health Journal, and the Journal of Medical Internet Research. For more information see: https://www.googleglasssurgeon.com https://www.watch-society.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/marliesschijven Twitter @marliesschijven
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Clinical Genetics (MD)
    • Clinical Informatics
    • Public Health
    • Population health informatics
    • Clinical analytics
    • Clinical predictive analytics
    • Population health analytics
    • Consulting
    • Startups
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Founder
    • Medical Research
    Raiing Medical Co-founder and Scientific Advisor, National Library of Medicine Research Fellow
    Raiing Medical Co-founder and Scientific Advisor, National Library of Medicine Research Fellow
    • Research Fellow at Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    Jared Hawkins, PhD, is a Harvard Medical School National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Computational Epidemiology Group in the Boston Children's Hospital Informatics Program and Co-founder/Scientific Advisor for Raiing Medical Incorporated. He is also a Genetics Research Consultant for the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Service at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Hawkins is fully dedicated to health informatics and has experience in bioinformatics (NGS analysis, pharmacogenomics), population health informatics (biosurveillance) and clinical informatics (clinical decision support). He can program in Python, Django/Flask, PHP and R. He is experienced with database management (SQL/NoSQL) and proficient with HTML, Javascript/JQuery and CSS. He is familiar with Perl and C/C++.
    Co-Founder & CEO at Pristine
    Co-Founder & CEO at Pristine
    • CoFounder, CEO at Pristine
    Entrepreneur. Intellectual. Capitalist. Writer. (Healthcare) technology pundit. Cynical Optimist. Public speaker: HIMSS, SXSW, TEDx, DEMO, Rutberg. CoFounder, CEO @ Pristine. We are pioneering Google Glass in the enterprise. Welcome to the Wearable Worker. We are pioneering the future of wearables in the enterprise and delivering hard, measurable ROI to our customers. Learn more at www.pristine.io. As CEO, I have one job: transform dreams into reality. I've raised over $5M in angel and venture capital, recruited an all-star team of executives, and sold millions of dollars worth of enterprise software into hospitals and the Fortune 1000. I do whatever it takes to ensure customer success. Nothing else matters. Check out my blog at kylesamani.com. I write about healthcare, technology, business, human computer interaction, and entrepreneurship.
    • Business Development
    • Health Policy
    Wash U. MS2, President of Wash. U's AMA Chapter, Health Policy Advocate, Entrepreneur
    Wash U. MS2, President of Wash. U's AMA Chapter, Health Policy Advocate, Entrepreneur
    Ramin Lalezari is currently a second year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Mr. Lalezari grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California – Los Angeles, majoring in business economics. His senior thesis investigated the workers’ compensation overhaul of the 1980s. He has a strong interest in health policy and often advocates in Jefferson City (Mo.) and Washington, D.C. He is currently the president of his medical school’s chapter of the American Medical Association, and served as a voting delegate to the Medical Student Section’s annual meeting. Mr. Lalezari is passionate about incorporating issues of health economics into medical education and helped construct a case-based elective course for his medical school’s fourth year class called “The Business of Medicine.” As a project manager for Washington University’s homegrown incubator, IDEA Labs, he led a group constructing a device to quantify blood pressure noninvasively and continuously. He is currently a Writing Fellow at The American Resident Project. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and listening to music.
    Engagement Manager at Precision Advisors
    Engagement Manager at Precision Advisors
    • Engagement Manager at Precision Advisors
    Joan is an Engagement Manager at Precision Advisors (www.pfmadvisors.com), a boutique management consulting firm providing strategic growth advice to life science companies. She focuses on opportunity assessments in diagnostics, life science tools, and technology at Precision. Prior to consulting, Joan held a Director role at MedPanel, a healthcare market research firm, where she helped clients with market landscaping, forecasting, product development, and product/market due diligence. In her spare time, Joan volunteers for the Venture Cafe Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and supporting local innovation communities. She is also a 2015 Startup Leadership Program Fellow. Joan earned her B.S. and M.S. in materials science and engineering at MIT.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Health information technology
    • General medicine
    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Strategy Consulting
    • Clinical Medicine, Medical Writing/Editing, MedTech Startups, Medical Devices, Aministration
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Family and Community Medicine
    • Digital health
    • Neurosciences
    • MedTech
    • Virtual reality
    • Augmented reality
    • Medical Technology
    • mobile health
    • mobile apps
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Director of Digital Health, Brain Power. 
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Director of Digital Health, Brain Power. 
    • Health and Medicine Consultant at Khan Academy

    Arshya Vahabzadeh M.D. is a Harvard Medical School based physician, trained in both medicine and behavioral health. He is committed to addressing the world's most pressing healthcare needs through medical innovation, in particular the challenges faced by individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions. He is a "40 under 40" healthcare innovator according to MedTechBoston. Dr. Vahabzadeh is the Director of Digital Health at Brain Power. Brain Power is a company that builds neuroscience-based software and hardware that transform current wearable computers into neuro-assistive and educational devices for autism. He is the former Chairman of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association and a consultant to Khan Academy, Neurolaunch, and Anthem. He is also a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Dr. Vahabzadeh is widely published in clinical neuroscience, digital health, and medical communication. He has written numerous media editorials and leads a federally funded program to provide autism educational outreach. He has received over 20 national and international awards from organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the American College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    • Ophthalmology
    Clinical Development Physician at Genentech
    Clinical Development Physician at Genentech
    • Clinical Development Physician at Genentech
    Dr. Alia Rashid is a British-trained physician specializing in ophthalmology, pathology, and ophthalmic imaging, resulting in over 30 publications, posters, and presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Rashid is presently working at Genentech as a clinical development physician in both the clinical science and medical affairs areas of clinical trial development. She leads clinical scientists for the Innovations team. Dr.Rashid has knowledge and understanding of drug development process, translational medicine, drug safety and pharmacovigilance. She has provided ophthalmology expertise for a Google Glass in Healthcare challenge, recently spoke at a Kaiser Externship Speaker Series on the Future of Healthcare Technology, and has written articles on medical innovation.
    • Otolaryngology
    • Quality Improvement
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Endoscopic and skull-base surgery
    • Allergy management and treatment
    • Clinical outcomes research
    Medical & Scientific Advisory Board Member of Global Genes
    Medical & Scientific Advisory Board Member of Global Genes
    • Physician/Surgeon at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Ayesha is a Board Certified ENT surgeon with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She recently completed her MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the Sloan Fellows Program - a program focused on innovation and global leadership. Ayesha is a systems thinker and a healthcare innovation enthusiast. While at Sloan, Ayesha joined MIT H@cking Medicine to help promote disruptive thinking in healthcare. Prior to Sloan, Ayesha served on several Boards for medical organizations, performed cutting edge basic science and clinical research in the areas of inflammation and mucociliary clearance. She is a Medical & Scientific Board Member of Global Genes. As a practicing clinician, understands the healthcare change process and the need to foster cross-disciplinary engagement. She is involved with an innovative venture -Collective Healthtech - that is innovating the way hospitals collaborate on a global level. Ayesha is deeply committed to her passion of promoting girls to study scientific fields as well as technology and engineering. During her time at MIT, she engaged in several educational technology initiatives including a project in Peter Senge's Leadership Lab at MIT Sloan. Through this, she was part of a project at Porto Seguro School in Sao Paulo, Brazil that worked on the integration of technology in education using a systems thinking approach to encourage student-centered learning. @ayeshakhalidmd @mithackmed
    Co-Founder of EMBR Labs, Developer of Wristify
    Co-Founder of EMBR Labs, Developer of Wristify
    Matthew Smith, PhD, is a Co-Founder of EMBR Labs, where they have developed Wristify, the first heating and cooling bracelet for improving the thermal comfort of individuals. Wristify was awarded the first prize by the MIT MADMEC prototyping competition for its wristband in October 2013, was a finalist in the international Intel Make It Wearable Competition, and was recently named a finalist in the 2015 SXSW Interactive Accelerator. Matt received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and he received his BS from Johns Hopkins University. Matt is passionate about renewable energy, energy efficiency, and enabling solutions through applied materials science.
    QS Co-Organizer and Women's Meetup Organizer, MIT PhD Candidate
    QS Co-Organizer and Women's Meetup Organizer, MIT PhD Candidate
    • Co-Organizer and Women's Meetup Organizer at Quantified Self Boston
    Maggie Delano is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at MIT. She received her undergraduate degree in 2010 and her masters degree in 2012, both from MIT. She's also a TA for MIT's medical device design class. For her master's thesis, Maggie developed a wearable cardiac monitor that measures single lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and three axis acceleration data for up to one week while the user carries out their daily activities. Now Maggie is working on wearable monitors for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Maggie believes that self-tracking and patient centered design are essential to improving patient lives and reducing the overall healthcare burden. She interned with Fitbit in 2012, is an organizer of Quantified Self Boston, and leads the Quantified Self Boston Women's meetup.
    the internet is my country of origin
    the internet is my country of origin
    • Journalist at Network World
    Steven Max Patterson is a technology writer and startup evangelist who has covered Boston and San Francisco Bay Area startups and technology leaders for 20 years. He has also worked as a business development and project manager for a number of software, electronics and renewable energy startups in Boston, San Francisco and Europe to win the adoption of minimally viable products (MVP). A contributor to organizations such as Network World, Quartz, TechCrunch, CIO, Mass High Tech, Byte and RH. He is interested in mobile, wearable, internet of things and cloud technologies.
  • John Bachir is a Co-Founder at Medstro and CTO for the product team of 5. Previously he worked on projects in content management and electronic media commerce. Outside of Medstro, he is a mentor for the lean product development course at NYU's ITP program. In his free time he likes to stay abreast of social justice issues and study Spanish.
    • Aerospace Medicine
    User Experience & Visual Designer at Medstro
    User Experience & Visual Designer at Medstro
    • User Experience & Visual Designer at Medstro

    I have been in the industry for over 14 years. Web design was my primary activity in my early professional days. During college, I started engaging in brand identity design, as well as practicing detailed UI design. My education at the school of business gave me insight into marketing and advertising, where I was employed for a while as a producer and designer. While working on fast-paced campaigns, user experience conversations became an important part of my everyday routine. This lead me to join a NYC based startup which was solving the problem of buying and selling products online. Currently, I work for Medstro, the best place for physicians and med students on the web. I am the designer-in-chief, proud owner of a cat and I quite enjoy calligraphy and pixel art.

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