Based in Durham, NC, we're a diverse team passionate about making life better for patients and doctors.
Meet the Team
Nandan Lad, MD, PhD Chief Executive Officer
Nandan is a Stanford-trained neurosurgeon, scientist and entrepreneur with extensive clinical, research and medical device experience. He is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship and believes it is essential to combine world-class clinical care with high-quality research and technology to improve patient lives and transform our standard of care. He is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center and Director of the Duke NeuroInnovations Program.
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Rajeev Dharmapurikar Chief Technology Officer
Rajeev is an accomplished executive with an extensive entrepreneurial and enterprise background. A chemical engineer by training, Rajeev did a stint in academic research before changing over to technology. As the cofounder of four start-ups, he has demonstrated his acumen as a strategic thinker, effective decision maker and pragmatic businessman. He has created and delivered complex technology platforms while building, mentoring and scaling high performance teams.
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Ziad Gellad, MD MPH Chief Medical Officer
Ziad is a Johns Hopkins and Duke-trained gastroenterologist with a passion for improving healthcare quality and value. He is a health services researcher, physician executive and entrepreneur. In each role, his commitment to the patient and the patient experience has been central. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke where he also serves as Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Innovation in the Department of Medicine and Director of Quality for the Division of Gastroenterology.
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Joe Knight, PhD Cofounder & Advisor
Joe is an Army Veteran and medical device entrepreneur with nearly 15 years of experience in medical device innovation and commercialization. His passion is in combining the disciplines of engineering, medicine and business to solve the most pressing needs in healthcare, ensuring that innovative technologies get to the patients and physicians that can benefit most from them. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and is a graduate of Stanford’s Biodesign Innovation program.
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Kelly M. Osborne, MSN, CNS, CGRN Implementation Consultant
Kelly is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Duke University Health System with over 20 years of experience. With expertise in gastroenterology and electronic health records, she is both a patient and nurse advocate who is active in national nursing societies. Having experienced firsthand the struggles patients and providers face when preparing for GI procedures, she sees MMS as a way to connect the dots and improve care outcomes.
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Luis A. Antezana User Experience Consultant
Luis brings an innovative, adaptable approach to creating seamless user experiences. A graduate of Duke University and an aspiring physician, he volunteers at hospitals and nursing homes, giving him an up-close view of the procedural flows of a medical practice and what works for patients. As a problem-solver (and board game geek) by nature, he combines analytical thinking with compassion and empathy to craft solutions that anticipate the needs of patients and care providers.
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Anagha Suchitra Product Experience Consultant
Anagha is a former software engineer and recent Masters in Engineering Management graduate from Duke University. She found her passion to be at the intersection of technology, business and people - ‘Product Management’. Healthcare appealed to her as the right arena to make a significant impact on people’s lives. She is adept at deriving critical insights on the product performance and strives to use this data to enable a better experience for healthcare providers and patients alike.
Abena is a graduate of Duke University with an educational background in anthropology and visual studies. She seeks to advance her skill in graphic communication and design in the rapidly developing field of healthcare technology. As an aspiring physician scientist, she has a strong inclination to understand the complexities of human health and medical care from an interdisciplinary standpoint. She offers a creative and meticulous approach towards delivering quality multimedia content to increase product engagement and retention from both patients and providers.
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Founded by a group of world-class surgeons and savvy innovators, our team has deep expertise in medical practice and the patient experience.
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