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Dr. Noah Liel-Cohen, Co-founder

Head of the Echocardiography Unit at the Cardiology Division, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva

Dr. Liel-Cohen is the Head of the Echocardiography Unit at the cardiology division of the Soroka University Medical Center in Beer Sheva, Israel. The team of the Echocardiography Unit includes highly qualified group of cardiologists and sonographers that are proficient in the field’s most advanced current methodologies. Dr. Liel-Cohen completed her medical studies at Ben Gurion University, continued with a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology. During her training, she spent two years as a research and clinical fellow at the Echocardiography Laboratory of Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She has been involved in multiple clinical trials and multicenter studies. Her areas of research include evaluation and quantification of left ventricular function, use of strain, mitral valve structure and function, research in rodents and use of echo in POC and medical education.

Prof. Hugo Guterman, Co-founder

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva

Prof. Guterman is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Ben Gurion University, where he serves as Head of the Autonomous Robotics Laboratory, Head of the Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic Applications Laboratory, and Chairman of The Paul Ivanier Robotics Center. Prof. Guterman has served as a consultant on a number of industrial projects.

Prof. Guterman received his Electronic Engineering degree from the National Technological University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1978 and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer and electrical engineering from the Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel in 1982 and 1988, respectively. From 1988 to 1990 he was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT. Since 1990, he has been at the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering at the Ben-Gurion University. His research interests include AGVs, computer architecture, control, image and signal processing, neural networks and fuzzy logic, electrochemical processes, robotics, biomedicine, biotechnology and biosensors.

Prof. Arthur Labovitz, Board Advisor

Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida (USF)

Prof. Labovitz serves as Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Director of Cardiac Imaging-USF Cardiology. His practice focuses on Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Labovitz graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 1978 and has been in practice for 39 years. He completed a residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Labovitz also specializes in Internal Medicine. Dr. Labovitz is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital as well.

Prof. Steven B. Feinstein , Board Advisor

Professor, Department of Internal Medcine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Prof. Feinstein is a Professor of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he served as Director of Echocardiography for 16 years.  His practice focuses on preventive cardiology and early diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities.  His research focuses on diagnostic and therapeutic applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). An internationally-recognized pioneer in the field of CEUS, Dr. Feinstein invented the first two FDA-approved ultrasound contrast agents and has authored more than 330 scientific publications pertaining to ultrasound. Dr. Feinstein serves as Co-President of the International Contrast Ultrasound Society . Dr. Feinstein graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School, completed his internship and residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, and completed his cardiology fellowship training at the University of California-Los Angeles and Wadsworth Veterans Administration in Los Angeles. 

Christopher L. Moore MD , Board Advisor

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Moore is an international pioneer in the field of point-of-care ultrasound with a research focus on diagnostic imaging. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and is currently funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to optimize radiation dose in renal colic imaging. Dr. Moore is Chief of the Section of Emergency Ultrasound within the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine and has Directed the Yale Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship for the last 15 years.

Ruti Alon, Board Advisor

CEO, Medstrada

Mrs. Alon is currently the founder and CEO of Medstrada.  From 1997 to 2016, she served as a General Partner at Pitango Venture Capital, one of the most influential venture firms in Israel. Prior to her tenure at Pitango, Ms. Alon held senior positions with Montgomery Securities from 1981 to 1987, Genesis Securities, LLC from 1993 to 1995, and Kidder Peabody & Co. from 1987 to 1993, and managed her own independent consulting business in San Francisco in the medical devices industry from 1995 to 1996. Ms. Alon was the Founder and Chairperson of Israel Life Science Industry, a not-for-profit organization then representing the mutual goals of approximately 700 Israeli life science companies. She is also the Co-Founder of IATI, Israel Advanced Technology Industries, an umbrella organization to all high-tech and Life Sciences companies in Israel. Ms. Alon has a B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

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