Senior Leadership

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DR. CHRIS AIRRIESS

Chief Executive Officer

DR. CHRIS AIRRIESSChief Executive Officer

Dr. Airriess has a long history of connecting business and science in the development of medtech and biotech solutions. As CEO of CorTechs Labs he drives strategic development of the company that pioneered the application of volumetric MRI to routine clinical practice. Over the past 12 years, CorTechs Labs’ flagship volumetric MRI product, NeuroQuant, has been the go-to application for fast, objective volumetric analysis of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.

Previously, as chief operating officer of California Stem Cell (acquired by Caladrius Biosciences), Dr. Airriess drove company development from start-up to the clinical development phase of several therapeutic candidates, including FDA approval to begin a Phase III clinical trial using autologous stem cells to treat metastatic melanoma.

Other positions held include assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and director of scientific computing for the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research and the Biomedical Informatics Research Network, both headquartered at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Airriess has a Ph.D. in cardiovascular physiology and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK and the University of Sydney, Australia.

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Dr. NATHAN WHITE

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. NATHAN WHITEChief Technology Officer

Dr. White brings over 15 years of experience developing and commercializing advanced MRI and CT diagnostic imaging technologies. Before joining CorTechs Labs, Nate was co-founder and CEO of HealthLytix – a healthcare technology startup applying genetics and medical imaging AI for early cancer detection (acquired by CorTechs Labs). While at HealthLytix, he rapidly grew the business to introduce two FDA-cleared software applications into the marketplace within its short two-year history. Prior to HealthLytix, Nate was Assistant Professor of Radiology and Director of Imaging Technology at the Center for Translational Imaging and Precision Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, where he invented several MRI technologies that were subsequently licensed and commercialized by GE Healthcare. In addition, Nate co-invented a novel non-invasive MRI technique for cancer imaging called Restriction Spectrum Imaging MRI (RSI-MRI), which now serves as the basis for CorTech’s Oncology imaging platform. Nate is a passionate and experienced technology leader and serial entrepreneur with degree’s in both Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Science. Nate has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and holds five patents.

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DR. CHRISTINE SWISHER

Chief Data Scientist

DR. CHRISTINE SWISHERChief Data Scientist

Dr. Swisher brings her unique expertise in leveraging AI and machine learning to empower physicians to improve patient outcomes. She joins us from HealthLytix (now merged with CorTechs Labs) where she led technology innovation.

Previously, Swisher served as the Director of Machine Learning at Human Longevity, Inc., a leader in leveraging machine learning with whole-body imaging, genomic, and deep phenotypic data for personalized health. While at HLI, she was integral in leveraging machine learning to generate personalized risk assessments and ML-derived personalized action plans for risk mitigation. Her team also developed the radiation-free, non-contrast imaging methods that lead to many lifesaving early-stage cancer diagnoses.

Prior to HLI, Swisher worked at Philips as the Principal Investigator for a portfolio of deep learning research areas, including lung cancer screening, false alarm reduction in ICUs, and general deep learning for medical imaging used in several commercial products and resulting in 10 patents. She earned her doctorate in engineering jointly at UC Berkeley and UCSF studying MRI physics and computer vision and completed postdoctoral training in precision medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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TOM BARICH

Vice President of Finance

TOM BARICH Vice President of Finance

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KORA MARINKOVIC

Director of Regulatory Affairs

KORA MARINKOVICDirector of Regulatory Affairs

Ms. Marinkovic is responsible for Quality Assurance and ensuring regulatory compliance to government and industry standards. Prior to assuming this position, she was CorTechs’ Director of Sales and Marketing, where she also served as the Quality Assurance Manager. Ms. Marinkovic holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Zagreb. She also holds a professional certificate in regulatory affairs from the University of California, San Diego.

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DR. SEBASTIAN MAGDA

Director of Science and Engineering

DR. SEBASTIAN MAGDADirector of Science and Engineering

Dr. Magda leads all scientific research and is responsible for the development of existing and upcoming products. Prior to joining CorTechs Labs, Dr. Magda conducted research on image-based modeling and reconstruction at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Magda’s experience also includes image analysis, robotics, and computer vision. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.

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TRAVIS FOEGLER

Director of Marketing

TRAVIS FOEGLERDirector of Marketing

Travis is developing marketing strategies to bring pioneering AI-based quantitative imaging tools from early adopters to mainstream use by radiologists and their referring physicians. He is responsible for global messaging, promotion, and sales collateral.

Travis holds a bachelor’s degree in interactive communication with a minor in media studies and analysis from Ohio State Univerity and a mater’s degree in management from Colorado State Univerity. He holds Direct to Consumer Marketer (DTC Perspectives), Professional Certified Marketer (AMA), and Certified Internet Marketer (IMA) certifications.

 

Medical Advisory Board

Meet the renowned industry professionals who work closely with CorTechs Labs in support of our scientific advancements and technologies.

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DR. JAMES BREWER
DR. JAMES BREWER

Dr. Brewer is the Chief Medical Advisor of CorTechs Labs and was the first physician to incorporate NeuroQuant® into clinical practice. He assisted in the design of the NeuroQuant reports and in the studies that led to NeuroQuant’s FDA clearance.

Dr. Brewer received his M.D. and Ph.D. at Stanford Medical School. There, he used advanced structural and functional neuroimaging approaches to examine the role of the hippocampus in forming and retrieving memories. He completed his neurology residency training at Johns Hopkins. Afterward, he joined the faculty of the University of California, San Diego, where he has a joint appointment in Radiology and Neurosciences.

Dr. Brewer sees patients at the University of California, San Diego and the Veterans Affairs Hospital in La Jolla. He directs the Imaging Core for the multi-institutional Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study and oversees the imaging of all enrolled subjects at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

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DR. SUZIE BASH
DR. SUZIE BASH

Dr. Bash is the Medical Director of Neuroradiology at San Fernando Valley Interventional Radiology, which is part of the RadNet enterprise.  Dr. Bash joined RadNet in 2005.  Prior to this, she was on the faculty at UCLA as an Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology, after completing a two-year Neuroradiology Fellowship at UCLA and Radiology Residency also at UCLA.

During her tenure at UCLA, Dr. Bash was the recipient of the Issa Yaghmai Scholarship for best paper published in a peer-reviewed journal; Consultant of the Year Award, issued by the Emergency Department to one UCLA resident a year; as well as the Outstanding Resident Award, issued by Olive View-UCLA to one resident a year.  Dr. Bash was awarded James Scholar Honors during her medical school years at the University of Illinois, which recognizes a medical student with extraordinary ability and achievement.

Dr. Bash’s passion and interests lie in Artificial Intelligence applications in Neuroimaging and other advanced Neuroimaging techniques which add patient-centric value and quality.

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DR. AMIR MAZHARI
DR. AMIR MAZHARI

Dr. Mazhari is a Board Certified Neurologist, and Neuroimager at Dent Neurologic Institute, in Amherst, New York. He serves as Director of Dent MS Center, with 15+ years of experience and instrumental to developing a CMSC Certified MS Center, as well as the only National MS Society Certified Comprehensive Care Partner in Western NY State. He also serves as Co-founder of the Dent Spasticity Clinic.

He continues to serve as neuroimager with the Dent Neuroimaging Center, and prior to that he was Director of Advanced MRI services of Neurology and Neuroscience Associates, and for Unity Network Neurology in Northeastern Ohio.

He has served as faculty and board member for American Society of Neuroimaging, American Academy of Neurology neuroimaging section, and Asked the Expert series at ECTRIMS, as well as other national and international meetings.

Dr. Mazhari has also served as consultant, advisory board member and faculty for various biopharmaceutical and device companies, and is actively involved in clinical research trials as main or principal investigator in multiple sclerosis as well as other neurological disease states.

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DR. RICHARD BRUCE
DR. RICHARD BRUCE

Dr. Richard Bruce is an Associate Professor of Radiology and the Medical Director of Radiology Informatics in the Neuroradiology Section at the University of Wisconson-Madison. He joined the faculty in 2009 after completing his residency and neuroradiology fellowship at UW–Madison. Prior to entering medicine, he received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has been actively involved in computing resource and network implementation since the mid-1990s and previously worked as an internetwork engineer for Cisco Systems.

Dr. Bruce’s interests include workflow optimization and quality improvement through the development and integration of information technologies. He works closely with Enterprise Imaging to improve medical imaging delivery both within UW Health and to outreach partners. Additionally, his research interests include advanced MR angiography techniques. His personal interests include family, church, video production, shooting sports, cycling, and cooking.

Board of Directors

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DR. CHRIS AIRRIESS
DR. CHRIS AIRRIESS

Dr. Airriess has a long history of connecting business and science in the development of medtech and biotech solutions. As CEO of CorTechs Labs he drives strategic development of the company that pioneered the application of volumetric MRI to routine clinical practice. Over the past 12 years, CorTechs Labs’ flagship volumetric MRI product, NeuroQuant, has been the go-to application for fast, objective volumetric analysis of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.

Previously, as chief operating officer of California Stem Cell (acquired by Caladrius Biosciences), Dr. Airriess drove company development from start-up to the clinical development phase of several therapeutic candidates, including FDA approval to begin a Phase III clinical trial using autologous stem cells to treat metastatic melanoma.

Other positions held include assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and director of scientific computing for the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research and the Biomedical Informatics Research Network, both headquartered at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Airriess has a Ph.D. in cardiovascular physiology and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK and the University of Sydney, Australia.

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Dr. NATHAN WHITE
Dr. NATHAN WHITE

Dr. White brings over 15 years of experience developing and commercializing advanced MRI and CT diagnostic imaging technologies. Before joining CorTechs Labs, Nate was co-founder and CEO of HealthLytix – a healthcare technology startup applying genetics and medical imaging AI for early cancer detection (acquired by CorTechs Labs). While at HealthLytix, he rapidly grew the business to introduce two FDA-cleared software applications into the marketplace within its short two-year history. Prior to HealthLytix, Nate was Assistant Professor of Radiology and Director of Imaging Technology at the Center for Translational Imaging and Precision Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, where he invented several MRI technologies that were subsequently licensed and commercialized by GE Healthcare. In addition, Nate co-invented a novel non-invasive MRI technique for cancer imaging called Restriction Spectrum Imaging MRI (RSI-MRI), which now serves as the basis for CorTech’s Oncology imaging platform. Nate is a passionate and experienced technology leader and serial entrepreneur with degree’s in both Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Science. Nate has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and holds five patents.

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DR. ANDERS DALE
DR. ANDERS DALE

Dr. Dale is a computational neuroscientist with extensive experience in multimodal neuroimaging methods. He played a key role in the development of functional neuroimaging methods, including event-related fMRI, and multimodal integration of MEG/EEG, fMRI, and structural imaging data.

Dr. Dale is currently the founding Co-Director of the Multimodal Imaging Laboratory, an interdisciplinary imitative of the Departments of Neurosciences and Radiology at the University of California, San Diego. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas and studied at Harvard and MIT on a Fulbright Fellowship.

From Harvard, he received a Master’s degree in Engineering Science. Dr. Dale earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, where he began working on the development of accurate and automated algorithms for head segmentation.

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PAUL MIRABELLA
PAUL MIRABELLA

Paul J. Mirabella is the President and CEO of Paul J. Mirabella, Investments and Consulting, LLC. Paul has worked as a senior executive in the healthcare industry for over 40 years. He is actively involved in imaging solutions to reduce radiation as well as artificial intelligence applications largely in cardiology and neurology. He was formerly the President and CEO of GE Healthcare Global Diagnostic Imaging Business, the Americas Region and the Global Services Business. More recently, he was a key investor in and Chairman & CEO of Naviscan, Inc. a high resolution, organ specific PET scanner.

He holds an BS in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics for the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now NYU) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He held four of the original patents in CT. He is involved in consulting for Private Equity, Venture Capital firms and a variety of healthcare businesses. He is also a limited partner and investor in entities ranging from venture capital companies, contract manufacturing, oil and gas development and industrial real estate. He has been a guest lecturer on leadership at the UCSD Rady School of Management.

 

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TAN KONG HAN
TAN KONG HAN

Currently, Kong Han Tan holds the position of President, COO & Executive Director at Genting Bhd. and Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Genting Plantations Bhd. (a subsidiary of Genting Bhd.).

He is also Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Genting Plantations Bhd., Member of Malaysian Bar Association, Member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Administrator at The Community Chest of Malaysia and Managing Director at Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn. Bhd. and on the board of 8 other companies.

In his past career, Mr. Tan was Group Chief Operating Officer for Tanjong Plc. He received a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge.

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