Team

Leadership: Medicine, Technology & Business Acumen

Dr. Richard Fischer

Founder & CEO

Throughout his career Dr. Richard Fischer has developed a great reputation in building highly profitable “Start-Up” companies in the global medical device arena. [read more]

He completed the General Surgery residency program in Germany, before transitioning into the field of medical devices helping treat patients with innovative products.

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Dr. Richard Fischer

Founder & CEO

Throughout his career Dr. Richard Fischer has developed a great reputation in building highly profitable “Start-Up” companies in the global medical device arena. [read more]

He completed the General Surgery residency program in Germany, before transitioning into the field of medical devices helping treat patients with innovative products.

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Ioannis Tarnanas

Founder & CSO

PhD in Neuroscience; focus on Alzheimer’s and cognitive performance. [read more]

15 years research Dementia & Virtual Reality and previous track record in successful start-ups. Pioneered computational (functional) biomarkers for the early screening of AD as a low cost, internet delivered and non-invasive prognostic tool.

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Ioannis Tarnanas

Founder & CSO

PhD in Neuroscience; focus on Alzheimer’s and cognitive performance. [read more]

15 years research Dementia & Virtual Reality and previous track record in successful start-ups. Pioneered computational (functional) biomarkers for the early screening of AD as a low cost, internet delivered and non-invasive prognostic tool.

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Maximilian Buegler

Founder & CTO

PhD in schedule optimization from TU Munich, Computational Modelling and Simulation, M.Sc. Operations Research, B.Sc. Knowledge Engineering, [read more]

8 years of experience in numerous AI research projects, teaching the Master’s course “Artificial Intelligence in Engineering” at TU Munich

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Maximilian Buegler

Founder & CTO

PhD in schedule optimization from TU Munich, Computational Modelling and Simulation, M.Sc. Operations Research, B.Sc. Knowledge Engineering, [read more]

8 years of experience in numerous AI research projects, teaching the Master’s course “Artificial Intelligence in Engineering” at TU Munich

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Advisors: Healthcare innovations, technology pioneers

Dr. Walter Greenleaf

Strategic & Scientific Advisor

Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a behavioral neuroscientist and a medical technology developer working at Stanford University. [read more]

With over three decades of research and development experience in the field of digital medicine and medical virtual reality technology, Walter is considered a leading authority in the field.

He served as the Director of the Mind Division, Stanford Center on Longevity, where his focus was on age-related changes in cognition. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s MediaX Program, a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, the Director of Technology Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Greenleaf founded and served as CEO for Greenleaf Medical Systems, a business incubator; InWorld Solutions, a company specializing in the therapeutic use of virtual worlds for behavioral health care; and Virtually Better, a company that develops virtual environments for the treatment of phobias, anxiety disorders, and PTSD. In addition to his research at Stanford University, Walter is SVP of Strategic & Corp. Affairs to MindMaze and Chief Science Advisor to Pear Therapeutics. He is a VR technology and neuroscience advisor to several early-stage medical product companies, and is a co-founder of Cognitive Leap.

Dr. Walter Greenleaf has served as a scientific advisor and grant reviewer for the U.S. Public Health Service, National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, the U.S. Department of Education, and as a Principal Investigator for research grants funded by NIH and NASA. Dr. Greenleaf helped start the California State University Center for Disability Solutions and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Virtual Rehabilitation.

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Dr. Walter Greenleaf

Strategic & Scientific Advisor

Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a behavioral neuroscientist and a medical technology developer working at Stanford University. [read more]

With over three decades of research and development experience in the field of digital medicine and medical virtual reality technology, Walter is considered a leading authority in the field.

He served as the Director of the Mind Division, Stanford Center on Longevity, where his focus was on age-related changes in cognition. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s MediaX Program, a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, the Director of Technology Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Greenleaf founded and served as CEO for Greenleaf Medical Systems, a business incubator; InWorld Solutions, a company specializing in the therapeutic use of virtual worlds for behavioral health care; and Virtually Better, a company that develops virtual environments for the treatment of phobias, anxiety disorders, and PTSD. In addition to his research at Stanford University, Walter is SVP of Strategic & Corp. Affairs to MindMaze and Chief Science Advisor to Pear Therapeutics. He is a VR technology and neuroscience advisor to several early-stage medical product companies, and is a co-founder of Cognitive Leap.

Dr. Walter Greenleaf has served as a scientific advisor and grant reviewer for the U.S. Public Health Service, National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, the U.S. Department of Education, and as a Principal Investigator for research grants funded by NIH and NASA. Dr. Greenleaf helped start the California State University Center for Disability Solutions and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Virtual Rehabilitation.

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Dr. Jon VanLeeuwen

Medical Advisor

PhD in neuroscience, Dr. VanLeeuwen works at the intersection of science, medicine and policy. [read more]

He is a faculty member in the UCSF Neurology Department and at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) he manages a committee that advises the VA Secretary. His work focuses on research strategy, translational science and using technology to make a global impact.

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Dr. Jon VanLeeuwen

Medical Advisor

PhD in neuroscience, Dr. VanLeeuwen works at the intersection of science, medicine and policy. [read more]

He is a faculty member in the UCSF Neurology Department and at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) he manages a committee that advises the VA Secretary. His work focuses on research strategy, translational science and using technology to make a global impact.

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Devi Ramanan

Technical & Scientific Advisor

Devi has 20 years of global experience leading technical Product Teams in the Technology (Accenture & Ayasdi), Healthcare (Genentech, Pac Bio, InVitae) and Financial Services (UBS) verticals, at large companies and start-ups alike. [read more]

She is a technical, hands-on problem solver who ensures & empowers her teams to succeed.
Devi is an advisor to several start-ups in the Technology & Healthcare verticals in Product/Data Science/Sales/BD initiatives. She has an MBA in Financial Engineering/Healthcare from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania as well as an MS in Cognitive Science (Biochem/Biophysics) and BS in Electrical Engineering/Physical Chemistry.

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Devi Ramanan

Technical & Scientific Advisor

Devi has 20 years of global experience leading technical Product Teams in the Technology (Accenture & Ayasdi), Healthcare (Genentech, Pac Bio, InVitae) and Financial Services (UBS) verticals, at large companies and start-ups alike. [read more]

She is a technical, hands-on problem solver who ensures & empowers her teams to succeed.
Devi is an advisor to several start-ups in the Technology & Healthcare verticals in Product/Data Science/Sales/BD initiatives. She has an MBA in Financial Engineering/Healthcare from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania as well as an MS in Cognitive Science (Biochem/Biophysics) and BS in Electrical Engineering/Physical Chemistry.

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Phil Polakoff, M.D., M.P.H., M.Env.Sc

Strategic Advisor

Dr. Polakoff is a consulting professor, Stanford University School of Medicine and affiliated scholar, Stanford University Bill Lane Center for the American West. [read more]

Dr. Polakoff’s career in health and health care spans 45 years and includes clinical services, product innovation, network development, care management, organizational and business enhancement, policy formulation, communications and financing. Dr. Polakoff’s previous positions have included being short listed for US Surgeon General, Senior Managing Director of publicly traded consulting firms, advisor to numerous payers, providers, investors, employers, labor organizations and public entities. Chief Executive Officer and Founder of A Healthier WE & Total Health Advocacy Partners (Thap!).

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Phil Polakoff, M.D., M.P.H., M.Env.Sc

Strategic Advisor

Dr. Polakoff is a consulting professor, Stanford University School of Medicine and affiliated scholar, Stanford University Bill Lane Center for the American West. [read more]

Dr. Polakoff’s career in health and health care spans 45 years and includes clinical services, product innovation, network development, care management, organizational and business enhancement, policy formulation, communications and financing. Dr. Polakoff’s previous positions have included being short listed for US Surgeon General, Senior Managing Director of publicly traded consulting firms, advisor to numerous payers, providers, investors, employers, labor organizations and public entities. Chief Executive Officer and Founder of A Healthier WE & Total Health Advocacy Partners (Thap!).

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Professor Dr. Elgar Fleisch

Strategic Advisor

Elgar Fleisch has a double appointment at ETH Zürich and University St. Gallen (HSG). [read more]

At ETH, he is a full professor of information management, at HSG of technology management. His work focuses on applications, economic impacts, and infrastructures of mobile and ubiquitous computing.

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Professor Dr. Elgar Fleisch

Strategic Advisor

Elgar Fleisch has a double appointment at ETH Zürich and University St. Gallen (HSG). [read more]

At ETH, he is a full professor of information management, at HSG of technology management. His work focuses on applications, economic impacts, and infrastructures of mobile and ubiquitous computing.

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