The leadership team that inspired us to build Navik 3D
Jasbir Sra, MD, FACC, is an internationally recognized electrophysiologist known for setting a new standard in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Sra was the first U.S. clinical investigator to implant an atrial defibrillator. He also performed the first successful epicardial ablation of atrial fibrillation in the U.S., and implanted the first defibrillator in the Indian subcontinent. He has been listed as one of the "Best Doctors in America" (Best Doctors Inc.).
Jasbir Sra, MD, FACC, is an internationally recognized electrophysiologist known for setting a new standard in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders...
David Geddam, MS Biomedical Engineering with a Health Care Technology Management background currently manages and executes all aspects related to APN Health Operations including Business Development, Product Development, Quality System Management and Human Resource Management. In his prior roles at some of leading companies in the field of Health Care IT like GE Medical Systems, Emageon, Philips Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente, he has performed various roles such as IT Infrastructure Management, Software Development, Systems Engineering and Testing.
David Geddam, MS Biomedical Engineering with a Health Care Technology Management background currently manages and executes all aspects related to APN Health Operations including Business Development, Product Development, Quality System Management and Human Resource Management. In his prior roles at some of leading companies in the field of Health Care IT like GE Medical Systems, Emageon, Philips Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente...
David Krum, MS, has a background in biomedical engineering and has been involved in research involving cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmias and cardiac mapping for his entire career. He has contributed to the development of improved systems for the mapping of cardiac arrhythmias, image integration for cardiac mapping, ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, optimal waveforms for implantable defibrillators and waveform sensing for ventricular arrhythmias.
David Krum, MS, has a background in biomedical engineering and has been involved in research involving cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmias and cardiac mapping for his entire career...
The core team that worked hard to make Navik 3D a reality
As a senior technology executive, Kiran Karunakaran has been responsible for creating mobile solutions and managing the development and dissemination of the product roadmap and collaterals for the platform. This includes developer guidelines, software libraries, SDKs and reference application implementations
Specialties: Product management, mobile architecture, entrepreneurship, startups, business development, regulatory policies (FDA) and protocols, front-end and internet technologies, cloud architecture.
Ertan Ornek has been working with the APN Health team address the data acquisition needs of Navik 3D. He has developed the image acquisition module for Navik 3D and the APN Hardware Simulator for analysis and testing. Ertan is a Professional Engineer with many years of research experience specializing in the area of microsimulation modeling and application. His interests and education continue to expand into image analysis and data analytics.
Shivani Kohut is an Algorithm Developer at APN Health. Her focus is on using mathematics to describe and solve challenging clinical problems identified by the company. One of her main roles has been in developing a 3D reconstruction technique for cardiac chamber locations using oblique-view, sequentially acquired fluoroscopic images. Shivani has been with APN Health since its inception and has a doctorate in Biomathematics from Marquette University.
Mark Palma has over 25 years of software engineering experience in the scientific and medical device industry, specifically in the areas of spectroscopy, cardiology, radiology and anesthesiology. Throughout his career, Mark's passion has been working in collaboration with researchers to turn the results of research into practical, useful products.
Daniel Rowe is a computational imaging statistician specializing in medical image analysis. He earned a BS in Physics from UC Irvine, a PhD in Statistics from UC Riverside, and was a postdoctoral scholar at CalTech. He is also a Professor of Computational Sciences at Marquette University and an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Joyeeta Mitra has a doctorate in Electrical Engineering with specialization in signal processing and neural networks with nine years of experience after earning a PhD in algorithm development for medical image and signal processing. She has co-investigated on multiple NIH grants during her academic career as Assistant Professor of Radiology at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. She has developed algorithms for PET and SPECT system modeling, image reconstruction, image registration, motion correction and fluoroscopic image analysis. As part of APN Health team, she has been involved in algorithm development for visualization, mapping, automated segmentation and tracking components.
Barry Belanger is a medical imaging scientist and engineer with 33 years of experience at GE Healthcare, primarily involving fluoroscopic x-ray systems for interventional cardiovascular applications. His roles included systems engineering, chief engineer, engineering management, and clinical applications development. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MS degrees in Biomedical and Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Biophysics from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications and patents, and is an emeritus member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
Navik 3D™ is intended for catheter-based atrial and ventricular mapping using compatible catheters, and acquired data from compatible fluoroscopy systems and patient recording and monitoring systems. Navik 3D is intended to provide 3D location of these catheters from acquired 2D fluoroscopic images. The device allows real-time display of cardiac maps in a number of different formats, including anatomical maps, cardiac electrical activation maps and cardiac voltage maps.
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