I am an engineer, inventor, and technologist with 14+ years of medical scientific research experience.
My interests are in finding gaps that exist within healthcare and education, and developing solutions. Specifically, I am interested in hardware, devices/wearables, and software that can aid in "Anticipation in Medicine." In other words, ways that various clinical and non-clinical conditions can be predicted before they happen such that pre-emptive measures or responses can be created accordingly. You can download my book chapter on this topic by clicking here.
My passion is in innovating and finding ways to combine my love for medical technology, scientific research and education. I also strongly believe in paying-it-forward.
I recently received my PhD at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ. My work was in the interdisciplinary fields of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Physiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, and Clinical Translational Research with a focus on tissue engineering, bioenergetics, cardiac organogenesis, 3D bioprinting, translational research, and medical imaging. The title of my thesis was "Cardiac Organogenesis: 3D Bioscaffolds, Bioenergetics and Regeneration".
My ideal work environment is one that allows me to combine all of my interests in creative ways that draw on all of my past experiences. I am looking for a company that allows me to wear multiple hats, and that is open to change and growth in different ways.
I want to work in an environment where people are receptive to new ideas and open to alternative ways of doing things. I think it is very important in science and research to be able to draw on concepts and ideas from all disciplines--from hard sciences to humanities to music. Innovation can only happen when we are willing to consider alternative options and keep an open-mind.
I have been doing scientific research since 2003, and signed up for a super long academic career track, but have more recently discovered that my passions are not limited to a single type of environment. I am therefore looking for industry and startup company positions, in addition to adjunct/assisant professor roles. I want to find my intellectual and like-minded cohort. I'm very much a team-player and love working with others who have similar goals and values because I realize that cohesive groups can accomplish much more than individual effort.
I think one of my best qualities is that I am not afraid of failure, and actually think that a lot more can be learned from failures than successes. My interests are in trying to find ways to better the world by trying to find answers or to create them (whether via a new method or device). I tend to do mostly high-risk research, and thrive on projects where I know something has not yet been proven or done.
I am currently searching for job opportunities at places that allow people to be themselves, and support a lot of tinkering and hacking. I dislike being put into a box, and not having the intellectual freedom to simply create and explore the boundaries of what we know and can do. I enjoy pulling ideas, theories, and concepts from different interdisciplinary fields and pulling them together in a cohesive manner.
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I love working with interdisciplinary teams with big ideas.
I write iOS phone and watch applications using Swift 3 / X-code. I am currently working on a Mental Health App focused on mood disorders and fitness data from wearable technologies. Later on, this same platform will be used for health conditions that require chronic care and monitoring (e.g. diabetes).
I work or have worked for a number of medical education startup companies, including:
Osmosis, an innovative medical education technology startup based out of Johns Hopkins for implementing technology to advance medical knowledge across the globe.
Kenhub, a German-based company focused on bringing healthcare students an engaging and effective platform for learning human anatomy. I write medical content about anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Picmonic, an audiovisual platform for learning. Its platform helps students improve their memory retention and score higher in exams. The company’s platform takes the textbook information for topics, such as pharmaceuticals, med-surgical, fundamentals, and more and turns them into images and stories for making studying more effective.
I am working on multiple projects that improve various aspects of healthcare on both the physician and patient sides. I am interested in Big Data, IoT, Machine Learning, and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality as tools for improving treatments and clinical workflows.
Honors & Awards
DIETER F. UCHTDORF
RALPH W. EMERSON
I would love to hear from you, and learn how I might fit into your group.