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.

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.

Business & Product Strategy Team 

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 Huynh

Founder & 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.

Beverly Plost

Business Development Leadership

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.

Carl Tonsgard

Chief Technology Officer

Carl has 20+ years of software development experience in cutting-edge areas within gaming, mobile and wearable devices. He’s been leading cross-national teams out of South Korea and the Nordics. Carl has been focusing solely on AI and AR experiences for the last eight years.

Michael Whitcomb

Security & 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.

Jed Ig-Izevbekhai

Research Associate

Jed is an experienced academic clinical research designer. He has worked with various large medical universities studying patients in clinical settings, operating chemical and biomedical research laboratories through which he has built fundamental understanding and multidisciplinary acumen of academic scientific study. He has been effective in designing protocols, implementing novel ideas, analyzing large data sets, publishing peer reviewed manuscripts and promoting diversity and health equity.

Kyle Chadwick

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.

Margaret Wong

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.

Winnie Tsui

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.

Kim Stebbings

Business 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.

Anita Nosratieh, PhD

OpticSurg 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 Hughes

OpticSurg Alumni

Business Strategy

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.

Brent Shelton

OpticSurg Alumni

Operations 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 Rizkalla

Deep 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..

Clinical & Implementation Strategy Team

The OpticSurg Clinical & Implementation Strategy team is comprised of a mix of practicing surgeons, administrators, and healthcare leaders.

Chudi Adi, MD, MBA

Development & 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, MD

Development & 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, MBA

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

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 our development and integration in complex health systems.

Strategic Partners

HitLab, Digital Health Breakthrough Network, NYC EDC - 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. 

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 [email protected] for more information.

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.

LOUD Capital - Venture for people

LOUD 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 1


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+ peopleit’s impact and legacy.

Loricca - Compliance with Confidence

Loricca 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-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.

Innovate Celebrate Startup of the Year - SemiFinalist


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


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


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.

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.

Built In NYC’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2020

According 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 Innovations

Hello 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. 

Hospitals, Medical Offices, Urgent Care Centers, & Nursing Homes.

Drop us a line if you would like to learn more about our product or if we could be of help in anyway.

[email protected]

[email protected] (Dr. Tran Tu Huynh, President)