Senior Leadership

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DR. CHRIS AIRRIESS

Chief Executive Officer

DR. CHRIS AIRRIESSChief Executive Officer

Dr. Airriess is responsible for overseeing the product and technology development of the company. Previously, as COO and Chief Development Officer of California Stem Cell (now NeoStem Oncology), Dr. Airriess guided company operations through start-up into the clinical development phase of several therapeutic candidates, including FDA approval to begin a Phase III clinical trial in metastatic melanoma, helping to position California Stem Cell as a leader in cell-based therapeutics. Other positions held include Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia 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 biomedical Ph.D. in cardiovascular physiology and has conducted post-doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, UK and the University of Sydney, Australia.

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TOM BARICH

VP of Finance

TOM BARICH VP of Finance

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AMY VERRINDER

VP of Sales

AMY VERRINDERVP of Sales

Amy Verrinder has over 25 years of experience in business development and has been a strong leader in educating clinicians, researchers and business professionals about the power of volumetric imaging. She previously served as CorTechs Labs’ director of sales and national sales director prior to her appointment as vice president of sales. Amy has brought the workflow enhancements and patient outcome improvements, offered by CorTechs Labs’ suite of products, to dozens of major hospitals and independent imaging facilities across the country. Her deep knowledge of the healthcare industry has allowed her to form strong relationships with stakeholders across North America.

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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

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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

Chief Medical Advisor

DR. JAMES BREWERChief Medical Advisor

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

Medical Advisory Board Member

Dr. Suzie BashMedical Advisory Board Member

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 2 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 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.

Board of Directors

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DR. ANDERS DALE

Founder of CorTechs Labs

DR. ANDERS DALEFounder of CorTechs Labs

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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DR. ERIC HALGREN

Board of Directors Member

DR. ERIC HALGRENBoard of Directors Member

Dr. Halgren co-founded CorTechs, the predecessor company to CorTechs Labs, with Dr. Anders Dale in 1996. Dr. Halgren served as President of CorTechs until 2005 and was Principal Investigator of Small Business Innovation Research grants to CorTechs and CorTechs Labs concerning automated quantification of human brain structure and function, totaling five million dollars. Currently, Dr. Halgren is Professor of Radiology, Neurosciences, and Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego. He is Vice Chair for Basic Research in the Department of Neurosciences (which includes Neurology at UCSD), Co-Director of the Multi-Modal Imaging Laboratory, Chair of the Committee on Campus and Community Environment, and Co-Director of the Training Program in Cognitive Neurosciences. He serves on the Executive Committees of the Kavli Institute for Mind and Brain, and the Center for Brain Activity Mapping. His current research, supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Office of Naval Research, concerns the fundamental neuroscience of sleep, memory, and cognition in humans, including the relationship between genetics and brain structure.

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Paul Mirabella

Board of Directors Member

Paul MirabellaBoard of Directors Member

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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