Team

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS:

Chester Koh, MD, FACS, FAAP – Texas Children’s Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine

Balakrishna Haridas, PhD – Texas A&M Engineering

Richard Willson, PhD – University of Houston

Michael Heffernan, PhD – Fannin Innovation Studio

Matthew Wettergreen, PhD – Rice University Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK

STEERING COMMITTEE:

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

Andrea Letkeman, MBA – Fannin Innovation Studio

Christine Luk, MBE, SWPDC Portfolio Manager – Fannin Innovation Studio

Duncan Maitland, PhD – Texas A&M Engineering

Achu Byju, MS, – Texas A&M Engineering

Grace Fletcher, PhD – Texas A&M Engineering

Pratap Khanwilkar, PhD – Incube Labs

Henri Justino, MD

Jaye Thompson, PhD

Isabella Schmitt, RAC – Proxima CRO

Ellie Reynolds, MBE – Proxima CRO

Rob Tucci, MBA – Texas Halo Fund

Eric Richardson, PhD Duke University

Paola Alvarez-Malo – Texas Children’s Hospital

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

Daniel DeSalvo, MD – Texas Children’s Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine

Siripoom McKay, MD – Texas Children’s Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine

ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Houston / College Station Hub:

Ashok Gowda, PhD – Biotex

Ashutosh Sabharwal, PhD – Rice Engineering

Atul Varadhachary, MD, PhD – Fannin Innovation Studio

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

San Antonio/Austin Hub:

Pratap Khanwilkar, PhD

Mark Gilger, MD – Children’s Hospital of San Antonio / Baylor College of Medicine

Mark Boston, MD – Children’s Hospital of San Antonio / Baylor College of Medicine

Maria Pierce, MD – Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

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 

Arkansas Hub:

Barry Brady, FACHE, CRA – Arkansas Children’s Research Institute

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