we do not have a board of directors – but here is a list of our advisors with a description of their expertise:
Dr. Lisa McDonald is the director of Healthcare Incubation at the Austin Technology Incubator – the startup incubator of UT-Austin. Also Dr. McDonald is the Co-Founder and managing director of Endura Ventures alongside of her husband Dr. Andrew Nerlinger (a VC partner at Bill Wood VC, based in Austin).
Dr. Gregory Pogue is Deputy Executive Director and senior Research Scientist of the IC2 Institute of the UT Austin. He has extensive technology commercialization experience from leading multiple startups into successful exits either by achieving public offering on NASDAQ, or acquisition by a Fortune 500 company.
Dr. Verena Kallhoff currently is the managing director of the Machine Learning Lab & Institute at UTAustin. Before that, she leads the Workspaces at Texas Health Co-Lab at the Dell Medical School. Prior to joining Dell Med, Dr. Kallhoff served as the innovative managing director of CyBHOR, an industry/university cooperative research center sponsored by the NSF. The center focused on using tools of computational surgery to drive improvements in the hospital operating room.
Dr. Mark Nader is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. His research interests are centered on epidemiology and outcomes, hypertension and CV mortality in the dialysis population, and on improving clinical outcomes in patients with advanced diseases. Dr. Nader completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and his Nephrology and Hypertension fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In 2015, Dr. Nader joined Kidney Care Consultants and has been practicing nephrology since.
Dr. Paul Harford is an assistant professor of internal medicine and the medical director of the critical care unit at Dell Seton Medical Center since 2012. Dr. Harford is an attending physician in private practice since 1991 and leads the medical ICU rotation in internal medicine at the Dell Seton Medical Center. He is also partner at Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants of Austin.
Dr. Linda Chlan is the first associate dean for nursing research at Mayo Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Chlan maintains her own program of research focused on symptom science. Her program of research encompasses testing symptom management interventions with patients receiving mechanical ventilatory support.
Elisa Maldonado-Holmertz is a regulatory specialist with over 25y experience in biopharma and medical device industry. She advises multiple successful medical device companies on regulatory matters. Elisa occupied a VP position at Emergo Group before creating Obelix Healthcare & Biotech Consultancy.
Anthony Rodriguez specializes in commercialization of medical innovations with over 10-years of experience in both large, established and early-stage companies. He most recently helped bring the first endovascular fistula creation device to market with TVA Medical, which was acquired in 2018 by BD. Anthony is currently advising multiple companies and is the Director of Marketing for Laminate Medical Technologies.
Doug Stoakley: With over 25y of experience in executive leadership, building some of the best-known brands in Silicon Valley, Doug spent many years advising a range of startups and entrepreneurs on crafting their businesses and commercializing their technology. Now, Doug is co-founder, President, and COO of ClearCam.