Digital Health: Applications

Technologies Aiding Clinical Optimization & Patient Treatment

Moderator: Michelle Perugini, PhD, CEO, Presagen
Panelists:
Umar Naeem Ahmad, Co-Founder & CEO, Abtrace
Zack Dvey-Aharon, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, AEYE Health
Kim Shah, MBA, CEO, KnowYourMeds
Mylene Yao, MD, Co-Founder & CEO, Univfy

Digital health advancements, especially those powered by AI technology, have made healthcare more accessible, cost-efficient, and in many ways, safe in 2020, and predictions are that the need for digital health applications is only growing. This panel highlights some of the many creative and innovative applications.

Panelist Bios

Umar Naeem Ahmad, Co-Founder & CEO, Abtrace
Umar Naeem Ahmad is an Anaesthetic trainee, Global Health physician, researcher and co-founder of Abtrace. He has previously worked in international health policy, algorithmic approaches to fluid responsiveness and as a clinician and manager in humanitarian settings ranging from the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone to post-conflict recovery in Timor-Leste. Abtrace was founded to respond to the growing and imminent threat of antimicrobial resistance. A digital healthcare startup based in the UK and Portugal, we are building on our experience and technology to help doctors transform clinical decision making to put the patients at the center.

Zack Dvey-Aharon, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, AEYE Health
Zack Dvey-Aharon, PhD, CEO, Co-Founder, is a serial entrepreneur, advisor & lecturer. Zack founded several successful companies in the field of machine learning. Zack started his academic career at the age of 12 and currently holds a PhD. in Machine Learning and is an 8200 graduate.

Michelle Perugini, PhD, CEO, Presagen (Moderator)
Dr. Michelle Perugini is an expert in health, medical research (stem-cell biology and genetics) and AI and has a PhD in Medicine. She has significant experience in commercializing advanced AI technology, boasting a successful exit of advanced AI predictive analytics firm ISD Analytics to Ernst & Young in 2015.

Kim Shah, MBA, CEO, KnowYourMeds
Shah was most recently Global Director of Marketing for the Informatics Software business within Thermo Fisher Scientific, a $20 Billion company whose mission is to enable their customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. During his career, Shah has held executive level positions at a number of high tech companies such as Lotus Development, Micrografx and Inso Corporation. Shah is an experienced Marketing Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in Product Management, Advertising, Enterprise Software, Sales, Entrepreneurship, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Strong marketing professional with an MBA focused in Business Administration from MIT Sloan School.

Mylene Yao, MD, Co-Founder & CEO, Univfy
Dr. Mylene Yao, co-founder and CEO, has led Univfy from technology invention and platform development to commercialization. Mylene’s vision is to combine healthcare AI, scientific validation and fintech to power women’s and couple’s access to the most effective and safest fertility treatments. She has more than 20 years of experience in clinical and scientific research in reproductive medicine. Prior to Univfy, Mylene was faculty at Stanford University where she led NIH-funded fertility and embryo genetics research and developed the Univfy technology with the academic founding team. Mylene graduated from University of Toronto Medical School and completed her OB/GYN residency training at McGill University. She received her clinical subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University. Mylene received awards for her research on pre-implantation embryo development and uterine receptivity. She is co-author of the Infertility chapter in Berek and Novak’s Gynecology, the top medical textbook for OB/GYNs. Mylene grew up in Toronto and has made US her home for more than twenty years. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.