Zeit Medical was founded with a promise to create a real change in the way we identify and provide therapy for neurological conditions. Originating from the flagship program of Stanford Biodesign, our work is inspired by the principles of design thinking and value driven care. We take great pride in staying patient-centered and are advised not only by physicians but also patients with first hand experience around stroke.
Orestis has a decade of experience in developing non-invasive and wearable health monitoring technologies. He holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Bioengineering has conducted cutting edge research in the space of flexible electronics for health applications. He has authored 20+ publications in prestigious journals and has filed for a variety of patents at the intersection of materials technology and medical devices. Orestis lives in San Francisco, and he keeps close ties with the medical technology communities in Switzerland and Greece contributing to regional Biodesign educational workshops. Orestis loves to cook anything Greek and enjoys riding his gravel bike allover the SF bay area hills and mountains.
Urs is a pediatric critical care physician with over a decade of clinical care experience. Urs has participated in breakthrough bench top, clinical and educational research at Dartmouth and Stanford University. Urs has contributed to several pediatric medical devices development projects, prior to joining the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship program. Urs has also spent time in Shanghai and Beijing working with a med-tech focused private equity company and closely follows the regulatory developments in Europe and Asia. Urs manages operations, patient & clinical relationships, and structuring the company’s regulatory path as the CMO of Zeit Medical. Urs also maintains a clinical role in the pediatric critical care unit of Valley Children’
Andrea Gains-Germain has journeyed through product and technical program management in the Bay Area for the last decade. She earned her MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and learned a ton on the job at Apple, Uber, Spin (Ford Mobility) and a few amazing startups. She is a cross functional collaborator able to work across teams to discern actionable steps to move hardware through the product development process.
David is a New York City native but moved to California (a cardinal sin according to some New Yorkers) for a Master's in statistics data science at Stanford back in 2014. You'll find him running, open-water swimming, hiking, woodworking, playing squash, or meditating outside of building software and teams. Before Zeit he co-founded a company called Allocate to commercialize an AI-powered time-tracking application. The company was acquired by Sage Group PLC in 2019 where we continued to build the product, but more importantly grew an amazing team of software engineers, ML engineers, data engineers, and data scientists.
Gerrit is a data engineer based in Interlaken, Switzerland. He wrote his first lines of code while working in a university neuroscience lab. Since then, he has worked in biotech, IIoT, neuroscience, and medtech. Working at Zeit brings his experience full-circle, comprising many projects and concepts he has interacted with over the years. He appreciates quality code, good collaboration, simple CI/CD, and automating the boring stuff. His personal passions are in the natural world. Growing up in Idaho, he spent his childhood running, kayaking, and climbing in the wilderness. Gerrit is also a keen baker and cook, and can be found most days for a couple hours in the kitchen, testing new recipes.
Ross is an ER doctor originally from Utah, but traded the hot, dry desert for the hotter, drier deserts of Phoenix, Arizona. He enjoys patient care and is excited for the potential for Zeit Medical to improve the outcomes for patients with strokes. When not in the ER, Ross likes running, reading, and spending time with family and his bernedoodle Frank.
Sara is a senior at Stanford majoring in Economics and Political Science. She is from Saudi Arabia, where she originally discovered her passion for enabling access to better healthcare. Since then, she co-founded a home health startup and worked on the investment team at Soma Capital. She is excited to be part of a passionate team at Zeit Medical and improving the lives of stroke survivors.
Anastasia graduated from University of Thessaly Medical School in 2021. Since January 2022, he has been working as clinical research fellow at the Department of Internal Medicine at University Hospital of Larissa. She is contributing as Sub-Investigator in large multinational clinical trials that are focusing on cardiovascular diseases as well as stroke prevention and prognosis. During her medical studies, she was very interested in medical research, which led to her authoring multiple publications in peer-review journals and participating in regional and international medical conferences. Anastasia lives in Thessaloniki, Greece and loves to get out for daily runs ot go on long walks with her dog.
Dr. Nogueira’s clinical and research interests focus on the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. He is a Past President of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology and the former Editor-In-Chief of the Interventional Neurology journal. He has had a global leadership role in many of the landmark stroke thrombectomy trials. He has published close to 450 peer-reviewed manuscripts including first or senior author papers in the NEJM, Lancet, and JAMA. He is a world-renowned researcher having lectured in 25 countries.
Dr. Lopez is the Director of the Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM) Program and Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, and Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has a very active clinical research program, which focuses on investigating novel methods for assessing and monitoring central and peripheral nervous system function. His group is involved in several clinical projects focusing on methods for monitoring cerebral injury and ischemia, especially to develop new technologies and therapies to identify, treat and prevent brain injuries from cerebral ischemia, stroke, or other forms of brain injury. His practice includes clinical neurophysiologic techniques, such as electroencephalography (EEG), somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) transcranial motor evoked potentials (TcMEPs) and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) to identify intraoperative ischemia in a real-time fashion.
Dr. Ntaios serves as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Thessaly and performs full clinical duties at the Department of Medicine at the Larissa University Hospital in central Greece. After obtaining his Master and PhD degrees at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he was stroke-trained during a stroke fellowship at the CHUV in Lausanne and during the European Master in Stroke Medicine in Danube University in Austria. He is the President of the Hellenic Stroke Organization since 2021. He is the Treasurer of the Stroke Council of the European Society of Cardiology since 2022. He served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the European Stroke Organization, and as Chair of the Guidelines Committee of the European Stroke Organization. His main research interest focuses on ischemic stroke etiology, prevention and prognosis. He has published more than 290 articles in a broad range of journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, European Heart Journal, Circulation, Journal of American College of Cardiology, JAMA Neurology, Stroke and others.
Dr. Giannakidis is a clinical expert/specialist in Vascular Neurology and formal interpretation of Neuroimaging. He did his Neurology training at the UMDNJ (now Rutgers University) - New Jersey Medical school and his Vascular Neurology training (aka stroke) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC. He also completed his formal training in interpretation of imaging studies of the central nervous system at the DENT Neurological Institute in Buffalo, NY, where he trained with expect clinician neuroimagers. He is certified by UCNS on Neuroimaging and by the American Society of Neuroimaging on Neurosonology.
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