Coming from a variety of backgrounds, Future of Care's team members share a common passion for medical technology. The NYC med tech community has developed significantly over the past decade. Future of Care aims to connect clinicians, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in order to deal with the rapidly shifting landscape of healthcare technology.
Meet the Team
Nathan is a current second year medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine. Originally from Austin, Texas, Nathan holds a bachelor's degree in bioengineering from Rice University, as well as a master's degree in Translational Medicine from Imperial College London. He firmly believes that technological innovation holds the power to improve quality of care. His past experiences include developing several patented technologies for applications in neonatology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology.
Margaret is an MD-PhD candidate at the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Medical Scientist Training Program. She focuses her research on systems neuroscience, specifically how simple sensory stimuli can impact social behavior. Her work in healthcare both locally and globally is motivated by the transformation of basic research into tangible healthcare impacts utilizing technological innovations.
David studied biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma and is now a second year medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine. Before entering medicine, David worked extensively in web and video game development. He has published numerous websites and has developed over 15 games for the web and iPhone. David dreams of creating software to solve problems at the clinical level, and can often be found furiously programming at the back of medical school lectures.
Roger hails from the wild west of Seattle and studied biomedical engineering at the University of Washington. His work on health economic models of HIV treatment eventually brought him to the United Nations where he worked on global HIV policy. Since coming to New York City, he has realized that not everyone eats granola or hikes daily, but his passion for Med-Tech has never been greater.
Sejal graduated from Cornell University, where she studied biology, business, and global health. A native New Yorker from Queens, she has a keen interest in health technologies for diverse, underserved, urban populations. When she's not working (and sometimes even when she is), Sejal can be found planning her next travel adventure, reading a NYT's bestseller, or indulging her sweet tooth.
Munna is currently a medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College. He graduated from Columbia University in 2014, where he studied physics and mathematics. Over the past several years, Munna has devoted his time to doing research in diverse areas of computational biology, ranging from genomics and neuroscience to clinical informatics. He is also a musician, with a deep love for blues and jazz. Get a few drinks in him, and he'll be belting out Janis Joplin tunes in no time.
Kevin is a medical student at Weill Cornell with a degree in biomedical engineering from Yale. His career interests center on integrating machine learning into the clinic, particularly for diagnosis and treatment optimization. Kevin's other medical interests include brain-machine interfaces, whole-organ tissue engineering, and surgical devices. In other news, a Fuji apple tree that Kevin planted 15 years ago has just born its first apple: a sign of good things to come?
Tim is currently a medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College. In 2015, he graduated from the University of Connecticut where he majored in Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology. He spends time doing research as part of NASA's Twin Study program, and plans to pursue a career in aerospace medicine. In his spare time, Tim enjoys rock climbing and video game programming. He has a knack for relating any conversation to space, and holds the excessively-ambitious dream of opening the first orbital hospital.
Karan is a graduate of Amherst College, where he majored in economics and was a four-year member and senior captain of the men's tennis team. He has experience working in healthcare policy and economic consulting, including two years as an analyst at Cornerstone Research in NYC. Born and raised in northeast Ohio, his passion for integrating healthcare and technology is matched only by his love for Cleveland sports.
Neville Dusaj is a first year MD/PhD student in the Weill Cornell/Sloan Kettering/Rockefeller Tri-Institutional Program. He recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in biochemistry/biophysics and earning a Master's degree in chemistry. Following his research in biomaterials for clinically applicable biomedical devices, he has been excited to explore the different ways in which technology can push healthcare to new heights.
Patrick is interested in digitalizing the human body and states of health and disease through '-omics'. Before medical school he spent 4 years at McKinsey & Company where he consulted biopharma and healthcare clients across a variety of functions and built digital tools for biopharma R&D and business development. He also has experience in life sciences technology transfer, startups, and bench research.
Michael is a medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine. He studied Bioengineering at UCLA, and was a founding member of the iGEM synthetic biology team there. He has experience with developing optogenetics hardware, and is interested in neural interface technology. He has a passion for music, as well as for the biological processes behind performing and appreciating it.
Karthik graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with both a BS and MS in biomedical engineering. His interests ranged from testing novel surgical devices to developing scalable, low cost methods to deliver auditory therapy to individuals with hearing loss. Other passions include waking up absurdly early in the morning to row, rock climbing, and playing (winning) tug of war with his dogs.
Nate's fascination with med tech's cutting-edge stems from his background as a software engineer, working on NGS pipelines at UCLA and a precision medicine platform at Genospace. Now pursuing his third degree at Cornell (an M.D., following a B.S. and M.Eng. in Comp Sci), doctors are no longer shocked to discover that he bleeds Red.