I'm a biomedical engineer by training, with a background in medical devices and digital health, and currently the Chief of Staff at HelpWear (YC S17). HelpWear develops a continuous clinical grade ECG monitor worn on a patient's bicep for the better detection and treatment of complex cardiac diseases.
Before joining HelpWear, I led an innovation team within St. Michael's Hospital (through the Biomedical Zone) as a part of Unity Health Toronto, the largest health system in Canada, building everything from software systems to improve the management of brain hemorrhages, to software that allowed victims of domestic violence to discreetly report their abuser in the context of a fracture clinic. Over my 4 years at the hospital, I paired frontline care providers (who had identified gaps in the hospital's quality of care) to teams of engineers to co-design and develop solutions to address those gaps. We implemented over two dozen products in the hospital.
In my off time, I'm also a co-host on SneakerSinz, a leading Canadian sneaker podcast.