Prior physician-in-training at Boston University. During my medical training, I discovered my passion for Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT). Co-founder and CEO at Medal working to build infrastructure that can improve outcomes, reduce costs, and meaningfully improve the health care industry.
Andrew McMurry is an expert in secondary use of electronic health records to enable population scale clinical investigations. Dr. McMurry was the lead architect for Harvard's Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE), which provides federated search systems of over 10 million de-identified patient samples, thousands of clinical phenotypes, and 60 health institutions. Dr. McMurry's model architectures have been cited by FDA's Sentinel Initiative for drug surveillance and the CDC for population health monitoring.
Kouki Harasaki began his career in clinical research and lab research positions at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, respectively. After earning his PhD, he spent six years in R&D, Strategy, Finance, and Business Development positions at Novartis AG. Most recently, Dr. Harasaki was a Senior Director of Business Development at Baxalta/Shire where he was instrumental in building the oncology pipeline by negotiating $5 billion in transactions, including the co-development of the marketed pancreatic cancer drug ONIVYDE®. Dr. Harasaki earned a BA in Molecular/Cell Biology and Asian Studies from Cornell University, a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge (Wellcome Trust Fellow), and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Robert S. Kaplan Fellow). He is currently a Blavatnik Fellow at Harvard Business School and is a board member of the Healthcare Alumni Association.
DeLeys Brandman has been working with Fortune 500 companies and startups in biotech and health insurance and provider organizations of all sizes for over 30 years. She has a BA and an MD from UCLA and a masters in epidemiology and public health from Berkeley. She founded Compassionate Access, a non-profit dedicated to providing access to innovations in health care to patients in need, and has held positions at Aetna, CSC, and Texas Institute for Smart Health. DeLeys is also an author of the United States Department of Health and Human Services HL7 NLM Interoperability Survey.
Famed white-hat technology security researcher, Dan Kaminsky serves on Medal's board of directors. He leads Medal's information security team, which ensures the security and integrity of our clients' data. Kaminsky is known for discovering and patching a core flaw in DNS and is one of the world's seven key holders who is trusted with resetting the internet in case of emergency.
Jan Oldenburg is an expert on personal health engagement, with a focus on transforming health care and the physician-patient relationship through digital tools. She currently serves as vice chair of the HIMSS Connected Patient Committee and is a former member of the Consumer Empowerment Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee. Jan has also held positions at Ernst & Young, Kaiser, Epic, and Aetna. She is the editor of Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement (published 2013) and Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation (to be published June 2017).
Kathleen Lester, JD
Kathy Lester is a principal at Lester Health Law and former partner at Patton Boggs who focuses on the intersection of health care law and public policy. She provides legal and strategic advice to Medal on legislative and regulatory matters involving Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, quality, federal health care funding, health information technology, and medical and internet privacy. In particular, she has expertise on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations as well as other federal and state privacy laws and the European Union Privacy Directive. She works with health care providers and suppliers to modernize their payment structures within the Medicare program.
Paul Stefan Bohm
Paul Bohm is an active angel investor and network economist with a special focus on strategic self-organizing networks and organizational design. He's written the Dropbox LanSync protocol, designed vault storage for billion dollar digital commodities, and developed improvements to the BB84 Quantum Cryptography Protocol.