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Our Team

While volunteering in medical clinics in Peru, three Caltech students were struck by the lack of access to medical devices. Convinced that a change was needed, they teamed up with physicians to provide point-of-care medical devices and mentorship to low-income medical clinics in Haiti.     

Junedh Amrute

Co-Founder

Advisor

Junedh holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from Caltech. He was previously a research fellow at the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center and worked with D.E. Shaw & Co.

George Daghlian

Co-Founder

Treasurer

George is a Junior in Biology at Caltech with an emphasis in medical engineering. He is President of the Caltech MEDLIFE Chapter and a Bristol-Meyers SURF Fellow.

Co-Founder

President

Mike studies Physics and Computer Science at Caltech and is a research fellow working on noninvasive ultrasound modalities. Prior to founding AtriaConnect, he worked at UCSF Mt. Zion.

Nishanth Salinamakki

Co-Founder

Financial Director

Nishanth studies computer science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked at Amazon on design and implementation of large-scale IoT systems and Western Digital in database applications.

Gemma Takahashi

Assistant Operational Manager

Gemma is a senior studying Geobiology at Caltech. She was a course assistant at the MBL in Woods Hole for two consecutive summers and has most recently studied bacterial pigment production in her undergrad research.

Evan Yeh

University Chapter Director

Evan studies Electrical Engineering at Caltech. He has worked on avionics systems for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and photovoltaics for The Aerospace Corporation.

Ramya Deshpande

Head of Engineering

Ramya studies Bioengineering and Computer Science at Caltech. She was a research fellow at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and specializes in bioinformatics and computational biology.

Anne Chen

Director of Media

Anne is a senior studying Computer Science and Business, Economics, and Management at Caltech. She worked for Facebook for 3+ years, focusing on optimizing core mobile app infrastructure.

Gordon Johnson, MD

Co-Founder

Chief Medical Advisor

A physician at Legacy Health, Gordon specializes in Point of Care Ultrasound, Global Health/tropical medicine, and in-patient medicine and ambulatory emergency medicine.

Justin Lee

Advisor

Lauren Uhr

UCLA Chapter Director

David Mittelstein

Advisor

Justin is a PhD candidate in bioengineering at Caltech and MD candidate at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A Johns Hopkins alumni, Justin helps coordinate with Sling Health LA.

Lauren is a second year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and interested in global health. She received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David is a PhD candidate in medical engineering at Caltech and MD candidate at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He brings his experience in medical entrepreneurship and proprietary technology development from his time at USC.

Our Volunteer Physicians

Gordon Johnson (OR)

Karoline Lund (Norway)

Victoria Vatsvag (Norway)

Benji Mathews (MN)

Niles Petter Oveland (Norway)

Kreegan Reierson (MN)

Sanjay Patel (OH)

Gigi Liu (MD)

Karen Cosby (IL)

Anna Maw (CO)

Sarah Moore (OR)

Martin Rofael (CA)

Elina Polyakova (IL)

Stefan Tchernodrinski (IL)

Danielson Jesper (Denmark)

Toni Burkett (CA)

Our Family

After a week-long stay in Gros-Morne, Haiti, the AtriaConnect team is heading back to Port-au-Prince after taking one more selfie for the memories.

Back Row: Michael Yao, David Merey

Middle Row: Gordon Johnson, Bruno Exame

Front Row: Toni Burkett, Karoline Lund

Martin, Klare, and rest of the team are spending some free time at the Alma Mater Hospital, working together to make some funny faces. 

Back Row: Martin Rofael, Bruno Exame, Ricardo Henri, Brittany Galvin 

Front Row: Klare Aziz

Toni (left) and Brittany (right) take a photo on the last day of the kick-off trip in Project Haiti. Toni is a Philips representative, cardiac sonographer, and seasoned traveler, and Brittany is a nurse practitioner and essential part of the Haitian community in Gros-Morne.

As one team concludes their week-long trip, a new group arrives! Before Nils and sonographer Victoria fly out of Haiti, they're able to meet up with Karen and Sarah, who just arrived in Port-au-Prince earlier that morning. Project Haiti is all about a continuity of care for long-term knowledge retention in our ultrasound training program.

Left to Right: Sarah Moore, Nils Petter Oveland, Karen Cosby, Ricardo Henri, Victoria Vatsvag