About Us.

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.

Our founder is a Biomedical Engineer and Surgeon. 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.

About Us.

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.

Our founder is a Biomedical Engineer and Surgeon. 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.

Executive & Business Team

Dr. Tran Tu Huynh

Founder & CEO

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.

Brent Shelton

Operational & Financial Expert

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.

Kim Stebbings

Bussiness Development Expert

Kim 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.

Anita Nosratieh, PhD

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.

Mani Subramannian, MD, MMI

Healthcare IT, Medical Informatics Expert

Mani is a long-time entrepreneur with great experience in Medical Informatics, Electronic Medical Records, and Healthcare IT. He has driven growth, business development, and HIM integration at multiple levels of institutional health systems. He will help optimize our Digital Health and Medical Informatics pathway.

Michael Rizkalla

Technical Architect; AR/AI Innovation Expert

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.

Clinical Team

Justin Sambol, MD

Clinical Advisor – Development & Implementation

Dr. Sambol is a CardioThoracic surgeon with tremendous experience in open operations, laparoscopic operations, and robotic operations. He is also the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Raymond Raven, MD, MBA

Clinical Advisor – Development & 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, MD

Clinical Advisor – Development & 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 OpticSurg development and integration in complex health systems.

Growth Team

Technology & Design

Kyle Chadwick

Development Team

Kyle has optimized his Mechanical Engineering training with extensive and diverse applications. Kyle brings to us his marvelously creative and also methodical problem-solving skills that have been tremendous in our development landscape.

Neal Cheng, PhD

Data Scient – Advisor

Neal had spent the past five years as a scientist working on the development of cancer therapeutics. Throughout his career he has often combined the power of predictive modeling with experimental data to advance innovations.

Kyle Chadwick

Development Team

Kyle has optimized his Mechanical Engineering training with extensive and diverse applications. Kyle brings to us his marvelously creative and also methodical problem-solving skills that have been tremendous in our development landscape.

Neal Cheng, PhD

Data Scient – Advisor

Neal had spent the past five years as a scientist working on the development of cancer therapeutics. Throughout his career he has often combined the power of predictive modeling with experimental data to advance innovations.

Customer Relations

Manish Balakrishnan, MS

Customer Council Lead & Customers Relations Expert

Manish has been a management consultant for 15+ years. Manish has a background in Enterprise Business Development primarily on the technology product and services side and he has Master’s degree in Computer Engineering.

Tsahia Hobson, MHA

Healthcare Administration Advisor; Blue Cross Blue Shield Innovation; Columbia University Health System – Administrator

Tsahia Hobson brings to us her extensive experience in healthcare administration. She brings global knowledge from healthcare systems from around the world, including Sweden, Estonia, Denmark, and Cuba.

Jai Kumar

Technical & Marketing Lead

An entrepreneur at heart, Jai has a broad and diverse breadth of knowledge. His background in biotechnology innovation and technical operation along with his ability to translate that understanding to a vast audience help differentiate our marketing potential.

Board Members

Michael Houston, MD

Governing Board Member, Management Team

Dr. Houston is a governing board member. He is also an anesthesiologist with decades of experience in healthcare. The span of his career has allowed him to be part of many healthcare innovations and specialties.

Michael Nguyen

Investor, Governing Board Member, Management Team

Michael Nguyen is both an investor and a governing board member. Michael has a computer science background and extensive experience in information technology, software development, and game development.

Michael Houston, MD

Governing Board Member, Management Team

Dr. Houston is a governing board member. He is also an anesthesiologist with decades of experience in healthcare. The span of his career has allowed him to be part of many healthcare innovations and specialties.

Michael Nguyen

Investor, Governing Board Member, Management Team

Michael Nguyen is both an investor and a governing board member. Michael has a computer science background and extensive experience in information technology, software development, and game development.

Strategic Partners

HitLab, Digital Health Breakthrough Network, NYC Economic Development Corporation Pilot Research Partner

The 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. Digital Health Breakthrough Network rapidly pilots technologies of NYC-based startups to advance healthcare, create jobs and strengthen City’s health tech sector. Associated with NYC’s Economic Development Corporation.

OpticSurg Scientific Advisory Council

Formed 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 Infol@OpticSurgInc.com for more information.

Denny Russell & Scott Harrer

Venture Tactial – Operational & Market Acquisition Strategy

Venture Tactical is a strategy firm with many years of combined experience in helping startups leverage strategic partnerships and bring to market technology products. Their guidance will aid in propelling our company towards market acquisition.

Denny Russell & Scott Harrer

Venture Tactial – Operational & Market Acquisition Strategy

Venture Tactical is a strategy firm with many years of combined experience in helping startups leverage strategic partnerships and bring to market technology products. Their guidance will aid in propelling our company towards market acquisition.

Traction & Recognition

Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity Accelerator

Funded 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.

Innovate Celebrate Startup of the Year - SemiFinalist

Award

Startup of the Year (SOTY), powered by Established since 2006, discovers and supports the most promising and innovative startups from around the world.

NYVR 2018 - Incubator Zone

Participant

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 Challenge

Award

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 Awards

OpticSurg 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 NYC

OpticSurg Inc. is a resident company of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS in NYC (JLABS @ NYC)

NJ IT Health Connection

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation focused on helping private enterprise discover what’s possible.

Duke Clinical Research Institute

The Duke Clinical Research Institute develops and shares knowledge that improves the care of patients around the world through innovative clinical research.

VRAR Association, Health-Tech, Co-Chair

Dr 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.

VRAR Association, Health-Tech, Co-Chair

Dr 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.

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