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Meet the Members

  • Richard Awdeh, MD

    CEO, CheckedUp

    Company Focus: Actionable healthcare decision technologies designed by physicians for physicians and their patients

    Links: CheckedUp; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: MD '04

  • Sobin Chang, MPH

    CEO and President, Aquavit Pharmaceuticals

    Company Focus: R&D of innovative biotech/pharmaceutical products, big data, and microchannel device technology

    Links: Aquavit Pharmaceuticals; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: MPH, former postdoctoral fellow

  • Neal Eigler, MD

    CEO, V-Wave

    Company Focus: Interatrial shunting for heart failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension

    Links: V-Wave; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: MD '78

  • Jonathan Gertler, MD

    Founder, CEO, and Managing Partner, Back Bay Life Science Advisors; Managing Director, BioVentures MedTech Growth Fund; Chairman and Co-Founder, Optivio; Founder/Director, Antyllus Therapeutics

    Links: Back Bay Life Science Advisors, BioVentures MedTech Growth Fund, Optivio, AntyllusTherapeutics, LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: Former resident (surgery); former YSM faculty member

  • Jeffrey Gimble, MD, PhD

    Chief Medical Officer, Obatala Sciences

    Company Focus: Human cells and hydrogels for regenerative medicine and microphysiological systems

    Links: Obatala Sciences; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: PhD '81, MD '82

  • Ryan Grant, MD, MBA

    Founder and CEO, Vori Health

    Company Focus: An award-winning, nationwide, virtual-first, musculoskeletal medical practice

    Co-Founder, Nomad Health

    Company Focus: National job marketplace for traveling nurses and allied health professionals

    Links: Vori Health; Nomad Health; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: Former resident (neurosurgery) and fellow (complex spine)

  • Donald Ingber, MD, PhD

    Founder of multiple startups, including Emulate and BOA™ Biomedical

    Links: Emulate; BOA™ Biomedical; biography link

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: BA '77, MA '77, MPhil '81, MD-PhD '84

  • Kate Krueger, PhD

    CEO, Aixa Bio

    Company Focus: Generative AI to democratize precision medicine

    Links: Aixa Bio; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: PhD '17

  • Hassaan Qadir

    Co-Founder and CTO,

    Company Focus: LLM-enabled biology research platform

    Links:; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: BS '26 (expected)

  • Mitesh Rao, MD

    Founder and CEO, OMNY Health

    Company Focus: Healthcare data and insights for life sciences companies

    Links: OMNY Health; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: MHS '09, former fellow and resident

  • Michael Singer, MD, PhD

    Co-Founder and Board Member, Cartesian Therapeutics

    Company Focus: Pioneering RNA-engineered cell therapy in and beyond oncology

    Links: Cartesian Therapeutics; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: BS '95, PhD '00, MD '02

  • Anil Vedula, MD

    Board Member, American Vision Group

    Company Focus: National eyecare services platform

    Links: American Vision Group; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: MD '06

  • Kayla Wooley, MPH

    CEO, StaffOnTap

    Company Focus: Connecting understaffed nursing homes with temporary nurses

    Links: StaffOnTap; LinkedIn

    Yale Degrees/Affiliations: MPH '21