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Utkars Jain

Utkars is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. His fields of interest include machine learning and artificial neural networks. Recently, Utkars has been applying these fields to medical data in novel ways hoping to create new methods for diagnosing patients. He has undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics and Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Michael


"Genomics, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Machine Learning Technologies are helping practitioners deliver better diagnoses and freeing up time for patient interaction." - Frans van Houten

Michael


"Genomics, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Machine Learning Technologies are helping practitioners deliver better diagnoses and freeing up time for patient interaction." - Frans van Houten

Michael Leasure

Michael is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Supply Chain Management including minors in math, french, and economics. He's currently working as an associate at Accenture PLC. He focuses on coordinating the day-to-day operations of Heart I/O including: client interfacing, strategic partnerships, logistics, budgeting, and personnel management.

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Adam


''Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.'' - Henry Ford

Adam


''Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.'' - Henry Ford

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Adam Butchy

Adam is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is responsible for the short term strategy and long-term vision for Heart I/O. His duties include: identifying key partners, regulatory preparation, HIPAA compliance, clinical validation, and talent acquisition. Adam graduated from Villanova University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry.

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Nick


''Work hard. Have fun. Make history.'' - Jeff Bezos

Nick


''Work hard. Have fun. Make history.'' - Jeff Bezos

Nick Flanigan

Nick is currently pursuing a B.S. in Economics at Carnegie Mellon University. He contributes as an analyst in an undergraduate venture capitalist group, Scotty Ventures. He’s worked in private equity, with search funds, and has helped a handful of start-ups in Pittsburgh, NY, and Silicon Valley. Nick is responsible for finance, frontend, backend, bizdev, and product management.

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Emerson


''To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded.'' - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson


''To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded.'' - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Emerson Liu, MD

Dr. Liu is an experienced cardiologist and is currently the Director of Electrophysiology Research & Innovation at Allegheny General Hospital. He obtained his M.D. from Harvard University and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital under the advisory of Dr. Mark Josephson. He's incredibly passionate about the applications of AI within cardiology.

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Marcus


''A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.'' - Albert Einstein

Marcus


''A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.'' - Albert Einstein

Marcus Horn

Marcus is currently pursuing his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His enthusiasm for Pittsburgh startups and holistic product development led him to his internship role at Heart I/O, where he hopes to be instrumental in developing the consumer face of the product and assist with the scaling of the business.

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Natalie


''Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.'' - Mahatma Gandhi

Natalie


''Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.'' - Mahatma Gandhi

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Natalie Hearty

Natalie is currently studying Cognitive Science and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her interests are rooted in understanding the connections between physiological and computational human models. At Heart I/O, she hopes to apply her skillset towards a sustainable approach that bridges together biotechnology and human interactions in the context of medicine.

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Michael Chen


''Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.'' - Steve Jobs

Michael Chen


''Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.'' - Steve Jobs

Michael Chen

Michael is a rising senior pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Computational Finance at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined Heart I/O because of his passion for software engineering and interest in the healthcare industry. Michael aspires to become an actuary after graduation, and aims to combine his skills in computer science and finance to streamline health insurance for everyone.

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Katie


''Not all those who wander are lost.'' - J.R.R. Tolkien

Katie


''Not all those who wander are lost.'' - J.R.R. Tolkien

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Katie Poduska

Katie is a senior pursuing her B.S. in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She is focusing her degree with a concentration in biomechanics and a minor in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to coming to Heart I/O, she has focused her out of class experience in the realm of orthopedics. At Heart I/O, she is hoping to explore her interest in the relationship between technology and medicine as well as how this relationship is evolving to advance healthcare.

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Rachel


''If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.'' - Reid Hoffman

Rachel


''If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.'' - Reid Hoffman

Rachel Kim

Rachel is a third year student studying Information Systems and Chinese at Carnegie Mellon University. She is passionate about using her technical skills in full stack development and data analytics to build digital solutions for humans. She joined Heart I/O because of her growing interest in startup culture and hopes to apply her skills to improve the product development process.

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Tanvi


''Think. Create. Innovate.'' - Anonymous

Tanvi


''Think. Create. Innovate.'' - Anonymous

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Tanvi Meringenti

Tanvi is currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Her passion for discovering ways to positively impact society through technology led her to her internship at Heart I/O. At Heart I/O, Tanvi hopes to explore her interest in the intersection of medicine, technology, and product development.

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Mazen


''Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.'' - Steve Jobs

Mazen


''Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.'' - Steve Jobs

Mazen Megahed

Mazen is a currently pursuing a B.S in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His passion is ingrained in the use of technology within the medical field to better humanity. He joined Heart I/O as an intern with the hopes of gaining professional experience within his field and having a hand in the future of preventative medical engineering.

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Advisors


''Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.''

- Winston Churchill

Advisors


''Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.''

- Winston Churchill

 

Our Advisors


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Russ Salakhutdinov, PhD

Dr. Salakhutdinov is a UPMC professor of Computer Science in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He's also the Director of AI Research at Apple Inc. His specialties include: deep learning, probabilistic graphical models, and large-scale optimization. Dr. Salakhutdinov's research has been funded by Google, Microsoft, and Samsung.

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Veronica Covalesky, MD

Dr. Covalesky is the President of the Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia and a Partner at the Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia. She's an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at several hospitals in southeastern PA. Dr. Covalesky completed her fellowship in cardiology at Hahnemann University Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania.

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John Marous

John Marous is the former President and CEO of TandemLife, a medical device company acquired by LivaNova. John led the development and initial commercialization of the TandemHeart system. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MSIA from Carnegie Mellon University.

 
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Legal Counsel


''Global vision, local win.'' - Jack Ma

Legal Counsel


''Global vision, local win.'' - Jack Ma

 

Legal Counsel


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David lehman

David is a Partner at K&L Gates concentrating on providing corporate, business and tax counseling to privately-held companies, including representing clients in transactions involving equity and debt financing, formation and start-up, venture capital, sales, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, etc. David is also the co-head of K&L Gates artificial intelligence initiative.

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Samantha Beatty

Samantha is a first year Associate at K&L Gates. She focuses her practice on employee benefits, executive compensation, and related matters. Samantha also maintains a secondary practice in emerging growth and venture capital. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.