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Managing Staff

Dr. Linda Maxwell

Linda Maxwell, MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACS, ICD.D
Founder & Executive Director, Biomedical Zone; Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital

Mirabelle Arodi

Mirabelle Arodi       
Operations Coordinator

Tamara Do Amaral

Tamara Do Amaral
Clinical Education & Engagement Coordinator

Alieu Jallow

Alieu Jallow      
Venture Coordinator

Norman Musengimana

Norman Musengimana       
Special Projects Coordinator



Vitalis Omambia

Vitalis Omambia       
Venture Assistant

Entrepreneurs & Clinicians in Residence

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Beau Standish
CEO, 7D Surgical

Travis Phung
Finance and Operations Consultant, BrightIron 

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Derek Luke
Board Member, CEO and President, Interaxon

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Joshua Landy
Chief Medical Officer, Figure 1

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Teodor Grantcharov
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

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Daniel Low
Resident Physician in Internal Medicine, University of Toronto


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Sofiane Belgadi
CEO, Lozard Institute 

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Melissa Boward
Director, RBC Corporate Development Group

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Trevor Champagne
Clinician in Quality and Innovation, Toronto's Women's College Hospital

Jeremy Dabor
Head of Product Development, Essity

Yuan Fang
VP of Regulatory Affairs, Quality and Manufacturing, Focal Healthcare Inc.

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Elizabeth Frank
Chief Operating Officer, Fresh Squeezed Ideas

Ariel Garten
Founder, MUSE

Balaji Gopalan
CEO, MedStack

Max Johnson
Marketing Manager, Recordati Rare Diseases Canada

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Paul Kalra
VP Strategy & Business Development, Square Corp Studios

David Klein
Staff Physician - Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital

Alan Lysne
Seed Stage C Investor, Fastbreak Ventures

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Shayne Mauricette
CEO, Vivamus Group

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Dina Maxwell
Privacy, Data Governance, and Cybersecurity Lawyer,
Axiom Global Canada Inc

Michelle McBane
Managing Director, StandUp Ventures

Steve Plymale
CEO, MyndTec

Ori Rotstein
Chief of Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital

Matt Saunders
Partner, Fastbreak Ventures

Arif Siddiqui
Management Consultant, PwC

Vishan Sivagnanam
Commercialization Manager, CCRM

Arthur S. Slutsky
VP Research, St. Michael’s Hospital

Ryan Van Wert
Chief Executive Officer, Vynca; Clinical Assistant Professor, Pulminary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford