We are a health tech startup whose mission is to give surgeons the tools they need to do their jobs better, minimize complications, and save lives. Our diverse expertise in healthcare, business, technology, and design is connected via our united pursuit of improving patient care.
We are empowered by the diverse expertise of our team members – Surgeons, Clinicians, FDA Regulatory Experts, Business Development Powerhouses, AR/AI Experts, Data Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, and Healthcare Administrators. Our team is made up of people in the trenches committed to our mission.
The OpticSurg Business and Product Strategy team is comprised of a unique mix of operating leadership, health-tech innovation, regulatory expertise, and medical expertise, positioning us well to minimize execution risk and ensure successful commercialization.
Dr. Tran Tu HuynhFounder & President
A surgeon and Biomedical engineer who has contributed to innovations in Tissue Engineering, NanoTechnology, Radiofrequency ablation, Biophotonics, and DNA sequencing technology, Dr. Huynh developed and refined the idea of optimizing Mixed Reality for Surgical Operations through her years of experience with today’s complex healthcare system. She is a creative trailblazer pushing the boundaries of healthcare technology.
Larry LugoCommercialization & Business Development
Larry brings over 20 years of building life science technologies companies to the OpticSurg leadership team. As a founder and CEO of Aurora Biotechnologies, Larry built a drug discovery platform that was acquired by Beckman-Coulter. Shifting focus on diagnostic imaging solutions, he led the effort developing the first FDA cleared PET-guided biopsy system.
Brent SheltonOperations & Product Leadership
Brent brings a breadth of expertise in health tech operations and financing. His extensive experience as VP of Clinical/R&D operations at Cardialen, President of Virtias, CEO of Lumen Medical, the VP of Once Innovation, and Sr Business Program Manager at Medtronics leverages the high growth potential of OpticSurg.
Michael RizkallaDeep Tech Innovation and Architect
Michael Rizkalla has extensive experience with AR and AI. Michael has continually pushed the boundaries of innovation in software & game development. Michael has led many teams of developers to success. He fosters imagination and proficiency..
She has 25 years of executive and senior leadership in the healthcare industry, business development, market intelligence, NPI, and sales. In addition to managing Divisions and teams, industry-leading Fortune 100 companies: GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Philips Healthcare, Hewlett Packard offering diagnostic imaging solutions, IT solutions, and services in North America and Global Markets. Delivered significant growth in orders, revenue, and market share and has successfully launched over 120 new products, solutions, and services introductions.
Kim StebbingsBusiness Developement
Kim is an industry veteran with extensive experience in healthcare and medical device. She held key executive roles in medical device organizations including Roche – Boehringer Mannheim, BioStar, Medingo Ltd., Anodyne Therapy, and Dysis Medical where she created a team that built women’s health revenues to over $1.3M the first year.
Clinical & Commercial Implementation
Winnie is an experienced and effective clinical application specialist. She has a long track record of planning and implementing successful pilots. Winnie has also been impactful in development of new products and features, capturing the business requirements, designing the product road map, monitoring the product development following Lean Startup principles.
Associate Product Manager
Kyle has optimized his Mechanical Engineering training with extensive and diverse applications. His curiosity has helped him excel at his varied technical experiences. Kyle brings to us his creative and also methodical problem-solving skills that have been tremendous for our bench to application implementation.
Michael WhitcombSecurity & Compliance Strategy
Michael is the founder and President of Loricca, Inc. with more than 25 years of experience in IT security. He has successfully managed and actively participated in a multitude of IT security consulting projects for a variety of organizations and agencies including Department of Homeland Security, Siemens, FBI, University of Alabama Medical System, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, and numerous healthcare organizations.
Anita Nosratieh, PhDOpticSurg Alumni
Regulatory Affairs & Product Expert
Dr. Nosratieh’s passion for disruptive technologies drives her career. A former FDA/CDRH Lead Reviewer and Senior Advisor for Innovation, she was awarded an FDA Outstanding Service Award in 2015. She will help us foster collaboration and innovation to achieve our mission of improving healthcare delivery.
Doug is an Army veteran and proven C-suite Executive with multiple exits and more than 20 years experience in advanced tech and operational leadership. Having held successive leadership positions across multiple categories (publicly-traded Fortune 500 companies, PE-backed companies, and VC-backed start-ups), Doug is an experienced operator with countless credits for building and commercializing disruptive technologies in highly regulated industries.
Global Regulatory/Operations Compliance
Margaret brings over 20 years of hands-on experience in all facets of product launch from design concept to commercialization in the US and international markets. Her expertise is in developing US and global med device regulatory strategy, bridging quality compliance gaps in pre-/post-M&A, and catalyzing organizational changes to support accelerated growth in a highly regulated environment.
The OpticSurg Clinical & Implementation Strategy team is comprised of a mix of practicing surgeons, administrators, and healthcare leaders.
Chudi Adi, MD, MBADevelopment & Implementation
Dr. Adi is a Nephrologist with vast entrepreneurial experience in diverse fields and passion for healthtech innovation. He is managing partner and on the executive board of several dialysis clinics and other companies. He previously set up a vascular access center, and has been Head of Nephrology and Transplantation in a large hospital program.
Justin Sambol, MDDevelopment & Implementation
Dr. Sambol is a CardioThoracic surgeon with tremendous experience. He is also the Chief Medical Officer for Operations Rutgers Practices at RJW Barnabas Health and is also the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Raymond Raven, MD, MBADevelopment & Growth West Coast
Dr. Raven is a leader in Orthopaedic Surgery, specializing in Hand & Upper Extremity conditions. Dr. Raven is the CEO of a orthopedic medical group and Chief of the orthopaedic division of surgery at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.
Michael Sirkin, MDDevelopment & Growth East Coast
Dr. Sirkin is an expert in complex and traumatic fractures repair. As Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Rutgers – UMDNJ, Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics – UMDNJ, and as Vice President of its faculty practice plan (UPA) he is in a unique position to help our development and integration in complex health systems.
HitLab, Digital Health Breakthrough Network, NYC EDC - Pilot Research PartnerThe HitLab/Digital Health Breakthrough Network – NYC is a research incubator that helps NY based digital health startups conduct rapid pilot studies to test their products and move them closer to market. DHBN give startup data to help scale or pivot their technology as quickly as possible. Their collaboration will be tremendous to the foundation and growth of OpticSurg.
OpticSurg Scientific Advisory CouncilFormed and lead by the OpticSurg team to work with our Customers to maintain our mission of improving patient care. The Council looks for participation and feedback by providers, institutions, and administrators to help guide our development and maintain value and relevance. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Duke Clinical Research InstituteThe Duke Clinical Research Institute develops and shares knowledge that improves the care of patients around the world through innovative clinical research.
LOUD Capital - Venture for peopleLOUD Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm providing capital, entrepreneurship, and education to grow impactful companies across the globe. LOUD Capital is Entrepreneurship. Amplified.®
PRIDE Fund 1LGBTQ+ & MINORITY VENTURES
Pride Fund 1 aims to empower a generation of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs through venture capital. We invest in early-stage and growth companies led by LGBTQ+ people—it’s impact and legacy.
Loricca - Compliance with ConfidenceLoricca is a Cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance service provider with extensive experience working with a wide range of organizations. Loricca delivers effective, meaningful, actionable results.
Traction & Recognition
VRAR Association, Health-Tech, Co-ChairDr Tu has accepted the honourably position as the global medical co-chair for the VRAR association. We are thankful for this opportunity to serve the community and continue the development of exploration of technologies that advance healthcare.
Innovate Celebrate Startup of the Year - SemiFinalistAward
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NYVR 2018 - Incubator ZoneParticipant
NYVR brings together the best and brightest individuals in the industry pushing the boundary of possible, showcasing the latest virtual worlds, augmented experiences, and groundbreaking hardware that is redefining reality.
Hello Tomorrow Global ChallengeAward
We’ve been selected as one of Hello Tomorrow’s Top 500 deeptech startups from over 4,500 applications from 119 countries!
Nomination for Karteva AwardsOpticSurg has been formally nominated for this year’s Katerva Award.
The Katerva Awards are the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. Through them, the best ideas on the planet are discovered, evaluated and accelerated toward impact at a global level.
Johnson and Johnson Innovation Labs
Johnson & Johnson Innovation Lab NYCOpticSurg Inc. is a resident company of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS in NYC (JLABS @ NYC)
NJ IT Health ConnectionThe New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation focused on helping private enterprise discover what’s possible.
Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity AcceleratorFunded by The Nielsen Foundation
Tampa Bay Wave and The Nielsen Foundation have created the TechDiversity program as a unique opportunity to build strength and value through the varied experiences, values, and knowledge of our diverse community.
Built In NYC’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2020According to PitchBook, NYC venture capital activity surpassed $15.63 billion as of September 2019 — beating out the entire previous year’s record of $14.25 billion.
OpticSurg Inc is one of the companies that have their attention.
Global HealthTech companies Fighting Covid19 through InnovationsHello Tomorrow – Global Challenge
OpticSurg hands-free smart-glasses Telehealth platform optimizes provider to provider communication, integrates into bedside workflow and utilization to provide expertise/help when needed while minimizing exposure and saves on PPE.