Student Team

Tatyana Gubin

Tatyana Gubin

Co-Director

Tatyana is an MIT mechanical engineering student pursuing medical device design. Her work at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and MIT includes the development of a faster tissue ischemia diagnostic device and low-cost, myoelectric prosthetic arms, the latter of which have been showcased in the MIT museum.

Khalil Ramadi

Khalil Ramadi

Co-Director

Khalil is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, where he works on novel neural therapeutic devices. He is passionate translating ideas and concepts from bench to bedside through research and entrepreneurship. Khalil also l holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering from the Penn State.

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Former Co-Director

Chris is a PhD Student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program, Co-Founder of Recon Therapeutics, and is inspired towards building medical devices.

Kristie Chung

Kristie Chung

Team Member

Kristie is a Master's student at MIT School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. She is passionate about transforming healthcare with innovative solutions, applying her system architecture and software engineering experience.

Winter Guerra

Winter Guerra

Technology Team Lead

Winter is an MIT EE/CS student pursuing robotics and applied machine learning. His research work at MIT spans a wide range of topics including the development of high-speed autonomous racing vehicles, NLP medical research tools, and myoelectric prosthetic arms, the latter of which have been showcased in the MIT museum.

Nancy Hung

Nancy Hung

Team Member

Nancy is an MIT undergraduate studying EECS and Biomedical Engineering. She hopes to make a difference with her education in fields like biomedical devices, organs on chips, and tissue engineering. In addition to her studies, Nancy is currently working on a NeedList, a startup born out of a recent hackathon.

Katerina Mantzavinou

Katerina Mantzavinou

Team Member

Katerina is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program, where her research focuses on designing implantable devices to treat peritoneal cancer metastasis. She has a longstanding interest in international development and low-cost healthcare. She has worked to promote primary education in Uganda with the Kasiisi Project, create low-cost prosthetics with the MIT DLab, and drive innovation in affordable medical technologies with the MGH Center for Global Health.

Bryan Ranger

Bryan Ranger

Team Member

Bryan is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, and is completing his graduate research in the Biomechatronics group of the MIT Media Lab. He has a long-standing interest in global health and innovation, having worked on projects in Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, the WHO, and USAID.

Alex Revelos

Alex Revelos

Team Member

Alex is a graduate student in System Design and Management at MIT and the TA for Medical Product Development offered by the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. He is passionate about healthcare innovation and leveraging technology to add value to the healthcare system by improving outcomes, increasing accessibility and lowering overall costs. Alex is currently researching product and process innovations in radiology and novel medical imaging analysis technologies.

Joao Ribas

Joao Ribas

Team Member

Joao is a PhD student from University of Coimbra doing his research at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT. There he develops new organs-on-chip platforms for drug discovery and technological tools with biomedical applications. Joao is passionate about translational research and entrepreneurship as a way of promoting innovation and leading to breakthroughs in healthcare worldwide.

Jackie Shen

Jackie Shen

Team Member

Jackie is an undergraduate student at MIT studying biology with minors in applied international studies and public policy. Her interests include environmental sustainability and contemporary dance.

Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh

Team Member

Nalini is an undergraduate studying electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. Currently, she works as an undergraduate researcher in the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics Group, and plans to pursue a career in medical device development.

Shriya Srinivasan

Shriya Srinivasan

Team Member

Shriya is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, developing novel neural regeneration strategies to interface prostheses with human limbs. She is passionate about translational medical solutions and especially interested in global health projects.

Monica Stanciu

Monica Stanciu

Team Member

Monica is a PhD student in the Biology Department at MIT. Her research focuses on cancer biology, and specifically finding new therapies for brain tumors. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and how healthcare innovations can profoundly impact healthcare delivery and patient care.

Justin Yu

Justin Yu

Team Member

Justin is an undergraduate at MIT studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology. His interests include innovation, design and technology.

Community Team

Molly Binder

Molly Binder

Team Member

Molly Binder is an Innovation Consultant at the Life Science and Technology Firm Sagentia. She earned her BS in Biophysics from Wake Forest University and has a passion for the intersection of healthcare, wellness, and technology.

Jessica de la Cuesta

Jessica de la Cuesta

Team Member

Jessica de la Cuesta is passionate about innovation and is specifically fascinated by the methodologies and processes by which innovation occurs. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College, which she currently utilizes in her work as a Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, MA.

Smitha Gudapakkam

Smitha Gudapakkam

Team Member

Smitha is a Biomedical engineer with an MBA from Babson College. She is passionate about affordable medical technology innovation for low- and middle-income countries and works for CAMTech at the Center for Global Health MGH.

Shwen Gwee

Shwen Gwee

Team Member

Shwen brings over a decade of experience in digital strategy, social media and pharmaceutical marketing/communications, both on the client-side and at leading agencies. He was recognized as a Top 40 Healthcare Transformer in 2015, speaks regularly at industry events and has co/chaired Digital Pharma East since 2009. Shwen sits on the advisory board for: Google (Healthcare), SXSW (Health & MedTech), Smart Patients, Digital Health Coalition, Medical Marketing & Media, and more. He also runs an annual Social Health Startup Bootcamp at SXSW, works closely with startup accelerators (e.g. StartUp Health, RockStart, etc.) and has advised and mentored a variety of startups over the last 5+ years).

Hari Iyer

Hari Iyer

Team Member

Hari is cofounder of the childcare startup CozyKin, Lead Design Mentor for MIT Sloan Healthcare Ventures (HST.978), and UX/Tech Advisor for the Bollywood dance-fitness startup BollyX. His prior research was in healthcare accelerator design. Hari graduated from Olin College of Engineering.

Ayesha Khalid

Ayesha Khalid

Team Member

Ayesha Khalid, MD, FACS is an ENT surgeon and MBA Candidate from Sloan who is interested in re-design of health care systems to be more patient-centered. Having done basic science, clinical research, and surgical practice- she is thrilled to be on the Hacking Medicine Team!

Jessie Lin

Jessie Lin

Team Member

Jessie is passionate about using design thinking to empower teams to make meaningful change. She holds a BS in bioengineering from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and has worked with start-ups innovating in oncology therapeutics and diagnostics, patient engagement, and global health.

Ned McCague

Ned McCague

Team Member

Ned is a Data Scientist at Kyruus, where he focuses on using data to drive innovation and insights. He has an MPH from BU in Biostatistics & Epidemiology and previously worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Dan McQueen

Dan McQueen

Team Member

Dan is a Clinical Systems Analyst, IT Professional, and nurse within the Greater Boston healthcare community. He is passionate about making a significant and lasting change in health IT.

Babak Movassaghi

Babak Movassaghi

Team Member

Babak Movassaghi, PhD, MBA is the President of 2nd.MD International and an advisor to several MIT/Harvard startups. He has over 12 years of healthcare experience at Phillips Healthcare, has won various awards, holds 43 patents, has authored/co-authored 3 books, has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and is a former professional wide receiver in the NFL. He holds an MS in Quantum Physics, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Aartik Sarma

Aartik Sarma

Team Member

Aartik Sarma, MD is an internal medicine resident at MGH. He is interested in applying his background in engineering and public policy to challenges in critical care and global health.

Judy Wang

Judy Wang

Founding Hacker

Judy holds a SM in Technology and Policy from MIT and a BA from UC Berkeley. She is the telehealth program manager at Boston Children's Hospital.

Sonia Xu

Sonia Xu

Team Member

Sonia holds a BS in Neuroscience from Duke University, and currently does neurobiology research at Boston Children's Hospital. She is transfixed by the power of innovation to transform healthcare, and hopes to utilize it in improving access, affordability, and outcomes in global and public health.

Alumni Team

Allen Cheng

Allen Cheng

Co-Founder

Allen is currently co-founder of PrepScholar, an education technology company currently producing online SAT/ACT prep products. He was formerly an MD-PhD student at Harvard/MIT and earned his AB/AM in Chemistry from Harvard.

Elliot Cohen

Elliot Cohen

Co-Founder

Elliot is the Co-Founder and CTO of PillPack. He received his MBA at MIT Sloan and his BA from UC Berkley. Elliot loves to ski when he has the time.

RJ Andrews

RJ Andrews

Founding Hacker

RJ graduated from MIT Sloan. He is currently a project manager at Duke Institute for Health Innovation and is the founder of Info We Trust.

Anwar Hussain

Anwar Hussain

Founding Hacker

Anwar is a healthcare hacker-preneur with a background in computer science, electrical engineering and an MBA from MIT Sloan. He loves to drive innovation in ways that helps to save lives.

TJ Parker

TJ Parker

Founding Hacker

TJ is the Co-Founder and CEO of PillPack. He holds a PharmD and is interested in the intersection between consumer health, technology and design. He loves to ski.

Andrew Rosenthal

Andrew Rosenthal

Founding Hacker

Andrew is member of the Business Development UP team at Jawbone. He founded happier.com (now defunct) and was Chief Strategy Officer of Massive Health, which was acquired by Jawbone in 2013.

Karsten Bahlmann, PhD, MBA

Karsten Bahlmann, PhD, MBA

Team Member

Karsten Bahlmann, PhD, MBA advises large corporations such as Siemens Healthcare on external innovation. In addition he is on the advisor board of several MIT/Harvard start-ups. He is founder of TissueVision, an MIT start-up serving the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry where his products enable mapping the brain and publish in Nature, Nature Methods, Neuron & PLOS. He has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and holds a PhD in Physics from Max-Planck Institute.

Ryan Carroll

Ryan Carroll

Team Member

Ryan Carroll, MD, MPH is a staff physician in the division of pediatric critical care at MGH. He divides his time between the pediatric ICU, clinical research in severe malaria in Uganda, and affordable device development for low- and middle-income countries.

Shirlene Liew

Shirlene Liew

Team Member

Shirlene is a Master's student at MIT's System Design and Management Program. Having worked as a R&D and industrial policy maker, she is interested in exploring how universities foster and accelerate the growth of innovation-driven entrepreneurship within their local ecosystems.

Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

Team Member

Kirsten is UI/UX Designer who has a background in healthcare. She is passionate about designing healthcare experiences that make peoples lives easier.

Aparna Sud

Aparna Sud

Team Member

Aparna is a 2013 MIT graduate with a dual degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Management Sciences. Her interest lies in innovative business models that have the power to transform the healthcare industry.

Faculty Advisors

Bill Aulet

Bill Aulet

Faculty Advisor

Bill is the managing director in the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. In April 2013, Bill was awarded the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurial Mentoring at MIT. He is the author is Disciplined Entrepreneurship.

Zen Chu

Zen Chu

Co-Founder and Lead Faculty Advisor

Zen is Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Innovation at the MIT Sloan and Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. He has served as founding CEO of three healthcare companies.

Fiona Murray

Fiona Murray

Faculty Advisor

Professor Murray is the Associate Dean of Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Faculty Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. She is the Co-Director of MIT’s Initiative for Innovation.

Previous Co-Directors

Andrea Ippolito

Andrea Ippolito

Prior Co-Director and Co-Founder

Andrea is a PhD student in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT and Co-Founder of Smart Scheduling. During her Masters' research, she worked with the Chief of Telehealth in the Army to architect a tele-behavioral system of care to help treat service members affected by PTSD.

Allison Yost

Allison Yost

Prior Co-Director and Co-Founder

Allison is a PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Her research is focused on designing microfluidic devices at the nanoscale for medical and biotech applications, and is interested in applying entrepreneurial thinking to healthcare and medicine.

Lina Colucci

Lina Colucci

Prior Co-Director

Lina is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program. As a mechanical engineer, she is interested in building sensors that quantify all aspects of health as well as exploring how technology can facilitate behavior change in chronic patients.

Priya Garg

Priya Garg

Prior Co-Director

Priya is an MIT senior studying mechanical engineering. Through her work at the MIT Biomechatronics Group; a medical device start-up; Covidien; global health-focused CAMTech; and now MIT HackMed she has a diverse perspective on the healthcare industry & innovation within it.