Atila Omer is a founder and President of NeuroRPM, bringing over 20 years of experience in technology solutions to the company. Atila’s expertise is in mobile health and data analytics with a focus on optimizing clinical care for individuals suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Prior to NeuroRPM, Atila co-founded Collaborative Fusion Inc. (CFI), a technology firm which developed incident management software for identifying, alerting, and coordinating emergency personnel in times of disaster. From 2001 to 2011, Atila served as CEO of CFI which provided technology solutions to the public sector for local, state, and federal governmental agencies. In 2011, CFI was acquired by the Intermedix Corporation, a company owned by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee. Following the acquisition of CFI, Atila served as a Senior Vice President and was responsible for leading the Intermedix’ EMSystems Division (now Juvare). Atila holds a B.S. in Finance from Wayne State University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Alexander Ksendzovsky, MD, PhD, is a founder and Chief Scientific Officer of NeuroRPM. With a passion for using technology to improve lives, Alex has dedicated his career to researching and improving clinical care for individuals with Parkinson's disease. He obtained a B.S. in Neuroscience and Philosophy from Emory University, where he conducted extensive research on Parkinson's disease. He later received an M.D. with distinction in research from The Chicago Medical School, and a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Virginia. Alex completed his neurosurgical residency with the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia and the Surgical Neurology Branch at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a fellowship in Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Anatomy & Neurobiology and Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he specializes in functional neurosurgery and surgical oncology.
Jonathan Pomeraniec, MD/MBA is a founder and Chief Medical Officer of NeuroRPM. He is dedicated to creating technologies and methods to improve our understanding and care of individuals with complex neurological diseases. After completing undergraduate work at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan worked as an analyst on Wall Street. He transitioned to medicine by completing a postbaccalaureate degree at Columbia University and subsequently pursued an enfolded MD/MBA degree at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine and Darden School of Business. Jonathan is currently a resident in the joint UVA/National Institutes of Health (NIH) Neurosurgery residency program where he continues to study implantable brain devices for patients with movement disorders.
Chan Lee is the Chief Operating Officer of NeuroRPM. He is an expert in medical technology, with extensive experience in machine learning, AI, and mobile technology. Chan most recently worked at the law firm Hogan Lovells, where he advised medical device companies on FDA matters for innovative products. Prior to Hogan Lovells, Chan worked at the FDA as an acting branch chief and lead reviewer for the Respiratory and Anesthesiology Devices Branch. He also has experience in the defense industry, where he led advanced R&D programs for radiation-hardened integrated chips for satellites and the Mars Rover. Chan holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Pallavi Mishra is the Chief Data Scientist of NeuroRPM. Pallavi desires to expand the role of AI and machine learning in improving clinical care. She holds a Master's degree in System Design and Management from MIT and a Master's degree in Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science from Purdue University. Prior to joining NeuroRPM, Pallavi co-founded BitSense, which utilized and created novel applications of sensor networks. She has also worked as part of the engineering team in Movik Networks (now Anova Systems), where she developed and deployed carrier-grade telecommunication products. Pallavi began her career as a systems engineer at Cisco and has published scientific research in a leading journal on Vision Research.
Neal F. Kassell, MD is a distinguished neurosurgeon, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, an organization that aims to advance the use of focused ultrasound to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. Dr. Kassell is also a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, where he served as co-chair until 2006. Dr. Kassell received his undergraduate and medical education from the University of Pennsylvania and has been a member of numerous medical societies. He has also served on many standing and ad hoc committees of the National Institutes of Health and held editorial roles for various academic journals. In recognition of his contributions to the medical field, Dr. Kassell has received several awards, including the McKenzie Memorial Award of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, the Grass Award of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and the first Van Wagenen lectureship of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In addition to his work in medicine, Dr. Kassell has founded several private ventures and served on corporate and not-for-profit boards. In April 2016, he was named to the Blue Ribbon Panel of Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative, further highlighting his commitment to advancing medical research and improving patient outcomes.
Robert E. Spekman is a highly acclaimed Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at the University of Virginia, with an extensive background in business-to-business marketing, supply chain/channels management, and strategic alliances. He is an internationally recognized authority in these areas, having authored or co-authored several books, as well as over 100 articles and papers. In recognition of his contributions to research, scholarship, and education in business-to-business markets, Spekman was made an inaugural ISBM Fellow in 1995. He specializes in marketing research, competitive analysis, strategic market planning, supply chain management, channels of distribution design and implementation, and strategic partnering. In addition to teaching MBA courses, Apart from his academic and consulting work, he also authored My Journey with Parkinson's Disease: A Story of Hope and Personal Transformation, a deeply personal account that canvasses over two decades of his life with PD, offering hope and self-discovery to those afflicted with the disease. Spekman earned his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, his MBA from Syracuse University, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Dr. Zachary T. Levine, a board-certified neurosurgeon and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, specializes in cranial base surgery, stereotactic/functional surgery for movement disorders and epilepsy, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He is currently the Director of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences at Adventist Healthcare. Dr. Levine is a pioneer in neurosurgery and has been at the forefront of several innovative treatments, including Focused Ultrasound treatment of tremor and minimally invasive brain surgery using the BrainPath system. He has published clinical research in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and is a member of several professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Skull Base Society. Dr. Levine has been recognized for his contributions to neurosurgery by induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and he has received both the Singer and Resident research awards for his original clinical research in neurosurgery. He has been recognized by The Washingtonian as a Top Doctor every year from 2005 to 2021.
George Fechter is a prominent community leader and entrepreneur who manages Fechter Holdings, a portfolio of investments in privately held companies. He has played an active role in establishing over 10 companies that provide technologies which are aimed at improving a wide span of healthcare challenges. He is actively involved in various boards and advisory councils, including serving as the chairman of the Eye and Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh, a board member of the Brain Institute, Manchester Bidwell Corporation, and a member of the advisory council for the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Additionally, he serves as a board member of The Anne Frank Center. He received his bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University and holds an MA and MBA from Duquesne University. He has also been awarded an honorary doctorate from Concordia College in Bronxville, New York.
Charlotte Yerkovich, an accomplished finance and real estate professional, has played a pivotal role in the founding and growth of NeuroRPM as a strategy advisor. With her academic background in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, she has been able to contribute invaluable insights to the company's direction. Charlotte's early vision for NeuroRPM centered around the transformative potential of wearable technology to improve the lives of individuals with Parkinson's disease. By leveraging her expertise and strategic guidance, she has helped steer the company towards achieving its mission of making a positive impact in the field of healthcare and neurological disorders.
Christian Terwiesch is the Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Professor in Wharton’s Operations and Information Management department, co-director of Penn’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and also holds a faculty appointment In Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. His research on Operations Management and on Innovation Management appears in many of the leading academic journals ranging from Management Science to The New England Journal of Medicine. He is an award winning teacher with extensive experience in MBA teaching and executive education. Professor Terwiesch has researched with and consulted for various healthcare organizations. From small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, he has helped companies become more innovative. In the healthcare space, some of Professor Terwiesch recent projects include the design of patient centered care processes in the VA hospital system, the impact of emergency room crowding on hospital revenues and the patient experience at Penn Medicine, and the usage of patient portals and remote patient monitoring.