Justin Barad, MD
Dr. Barad is a practicing pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley, and an MD from UCLA where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA and his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital. Since 2006 he has been an editor and contributor to medGadget, a popular medical technology news site.
Matt is a veteran game developer with over 15 years professional game development experience, both at large companies including EA and THQ, as well as smaller independent studios. He is an early backer of Oculus' Kickstarter campaign. He uses his Psychology degree to create VR experiences with high levels of presence & immersive interactions.
Director of Marketing
Leif has over a decade of digital marketing, interactive education, and digital health experience. Before joining Osso VR, Leif served as an interactive and digital marketing strategist with Medtronic where he led digital education solutions for their CATALYST program - a comprehensive surgeon education platform. For this platform, Leif developed multi-channel, integrated education solutions for web, mobile, and email, as well as on Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect. He has has won two Rx Club Awards of Excellence for mobile, the MM&M Silver Award for "Best App for HCP’s", and his surgical simulation projects have been published in MobiHeathNews.
Chirag Chauhan, MD, MS
Product Manager, Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Chauhan is a board-certified Cardiologist and a board-eligible Interventional Cardiologist. He completed his training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He earned his BS in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. He then earned his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an MS degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a former Research Engineer at the NASA National Center of Microgravity Research. Most recently, Dr. Chauhan is a graduate from the Stanford Biodesign Innovation fellowship.
Brady Evans, MD, MBA
Brady, an orthopaedic surgery resident, attended Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, where he graduated with an MD and MBA in 2013. He then continued his orthopaedic surgery training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, where he is currently in his fourth year.
Experience Design Director
Adrienne has led design on a number of products for VR, web, and mobile. She comes with a unique skillset combining over 2 years of immersive technology design expertise with her background in UX & game design. Before starting at Osso VR, Adrienne founded Tomorrow Today Labs, a VR studio in Seattle where she was a co-creator of NewtonVR, a widely used physics-based interaction framework for VR.
Director of Program Management
Kathleen has over 25 years of experience delivering consumer and enterprise software products at Microsoft and multiple startups. As a veteran Program Manager and Test Manager, Kathleen brought cross-functional teams through the complete product life-cycle. From ideation through release, in-market support through rapid update cycles, Kathleen sharpened her program management expertise on early-stage products like .NET Framework, and mature, very-large-scale products including Microsoft Windows.
Senior Software Architect
Jon is a software architect with over 15 years experience building distributed systems at scale, with companies such as Ticketmaster, Adthena and Huddle. He has designed web, mobile and desktop applications across multiple platforms and cloud environments, involving complex big-data and security requirements.
Senior Technical Artist
Ariel earned his BFA in Computer Art from Savannah College of Art and Design. His career began in the film industry with Tippett Studio creating FX and ROTO artwork. In 2005 he entered the game industry as a Technical and VFX Artist creating console games for EA and Activision. His recent experience includes Mobile and Web platforms at Zynga and Storm8 where he contributed artwork, tools, software, pipelines and artistic leadership.
Senior UX Designer
Rebecca is a leading User Experience Designer with over ten years of experience designing web, native mobile, hybrid, and desktop applications. She has been the designer for projects such as ATG Commerce, whose commerce web application touches nearly every major international retailer, and the Harvard University Library, a portal to the world’s largest academic library system. She has worked with global teams designing for technical, scientific, financial, medical, and commercial applications. Her skill set encompasses UX research, Interaction Design, and Visual Design. She specializes in data interpretation and visualization to create meaningful business insights.
Nick is a software engineer with experience in Unity3D, VR physics interactions and room-scale VR design. After graduating from the University of Washington with a CS degree, he immediately began working in virtual reality full-time for Tomorrow Today Labs, followed by a full-time position at Unity working on key virtual reality features for their platform. He is also a co-creator of NewtonVR.
Design and Medical Illustration
Adriana received her BA degree in Biology from Carleton College. She then entered the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program, where she earned her MS degree focusing on virtual and augmented reality in medical education and healthcare. Adriana has partnered with a variety of clients ranging from the Chicago Dental Society to physicians in Ecuador to a high school biology class to create products to solve their specific needs.
Daniel earned his BS in Biology with a minor in Illustration from Southern Utah University. After working as an EMT and phlebotomist at the University of Utah Hospital and Primary Children's Medical Center, Daniel entered the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he earned his MA in Medical and Biological Illustration. For his master's thesis, Daniel developed a Virtual Reality Guide to Hospital Autopsy in collaboration with the Pathology Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Medical Visualization Specialist
Tiffany earned her BS in Biology and BFA in Illustration from Ball State University. Intrigued by the intersection of art, science, and technology, she pursued an MS in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she explored interactive medical education/simulation techniques with a focus in Unity development and asset creation in the VR space. Her recent experience includes creating training applications for residents at the University of Chicago and researching modeling and simulation practices with the Army Research Laboratory at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies.
Thomas Krummel, MD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Emile Holman Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Surgery,
Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Krummel is the co-director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Chairman of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation Board of Directors, President of the International Scientific Committee at IRCAD (University of Strasbourg), and an award-winning inventor of surgical training systems. He is a recipient of one of the first NIH Phased Innovation R21/R33 programs to develop collaborative simulation-based surgical training systems, receiving two ComputerWorld Smithsonian Awards for his work. He is also author or co-author of over 300 publications, chapters, abstracts and books. Previously, he has held leadership positions in many of the important surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and was the President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association for 2013-2014.
Nelson SooHoo, MD
Scientific Advisory Board
Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedics,
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Dr. SooHoo is a Professor and Residency Program Director for the UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been committed to resident and medical student education during his career at UCLA and remains immersed in curriculum design for all levels of students, medical providers, and physician learners.
Harvinder Sandhu, MD
Scientific Advisory Board
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Harvinder Sandhu specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, microsurgery, computer-assisted surgery, and the study and use of spinal biologics. Dr. Sandhu has more than 75 peer reviewed scientific publications in areas such as biologic enhancement of spinal surgery and novel minimally invasive management of spinal disorders.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Sandhu is actively engaged in the research, development, and invention of a variety of medical devices and instruments used in spinal surgery. He holds several patents involving the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders.