About Us
Based in Durham, NC, we're a diverse team passionate about making life easier for doctors and patients.
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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Dan Moore, MBA
SVP of Marketing & Customer Experience
Dan has a 25-year track record helping companies create, communicate and deliver value, with an emphasis on social responsibility, corporate culture and customer experience. He has helped launch and build healthcare, technology and consumer brands. He joined Higgs Boson out of a conviction that our healthcare system is ripe for disruption—and a belief that solutions like MMS represent an important step toward needed change. He holds an MBA and serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Triangle.
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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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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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