Southwest PDC Leadership

Principal Investigators:

Chester Koh, MD, FACS, FAAP - Texas Children's Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine

Balakrishna Haridas, PhD - Texas A&M University / Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)

Eric Richardson, PhD - Rice University

Henri Justino, MD - Texas Children's Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine

Richard Willson, PhD – University of Houston

Michael Heffernan, PhD – Fannin Innovation Studio

Maria Oden, PhD – Rice University Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK)

 

Steering Committee:

Elizabeth Hoff, MD, PhD - Fannin Innovation Studio

Pratap Khanwilkar, PhD – Incube Labs

Jaye Thompson, PhD – COO, Proxima

Rob Tucci, MBA – Houston Angel Network

Kara Toman, MPH – Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine

Eric Richardson,PhD- Rice University

Liz McCullum, PhD – Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine

Natalie Burns, RN – Texas Children’s Hospital

David Waters, MD – Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine

 

Advisory Committee:

Houston / College Station Hub:

Ashok Gowda, PhD – Biotex

Ashutosh Sabharwal, PhD - Rice Engineering

Duncan Maitland, PhD - Texas A&M Engineering

John Criscione, MD, PhD – Texas A&M Engineering

Gerry Cote, PhD – Texas A&M Engineering

Robert Kroslowitz, CEO – Berlin Heart

Brian Lang - Impact Pediatric Health at SXSW

Brad Burke – Rice University

Deborah Mansfield

Dan Watkins - Mercury Fund



Dallas Hub:

Craig Peters, MD – Children's Health (Dallas Children’s) / UT Southwestern

Ann Fey, PhD – UT Dallas



Phoenix Hub:

Todd Abruzzo, MD – Phoenix Children’s

Elsa Abruzzo – Cygnus