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

 

Steering Committee:

Michael Heffernan, PhD – Fannin Innovation Studio

James Hury, MBA - Texas Children's Hospital

Atul Varadhachary, MD, PhD - Fannin Innovation Studio

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

Richard Willson, PhD – University of Houston

Pratap Khanwilkar, PhD – Incube Labs

Jaye Thompson, PhD – COO, Proxima

Rob Tucci, MBA – Houston Angel Network

 

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 Business Plan Competition

Deborah Mansfield

Dan Watkins - Mercury Fund

Thomas De Souza - Allegory Venture Partners



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 – Cynagus Regulatory