Meet the iCardio.ai team.

We are a team of passionate tech visionaries, eager to challenge the impossible.

Founding Team

Joseph Sokol

Founder
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Joseph is a serial technology entrepreneur and the chief visionary and founder of iCardio.ai. With expertise in leading startups from nascent stages to successful exits, Joseph previously founded OlehPay, an international banking platform. He enjoys a multifaceted role at iCardio.ai, participating in technical research and development initiatives and strategic company development. As a technical founder, Joseph embodies the spirit of innovation with a deep commitment to making a positive impact in this world through deep tech.

Dr. Aakriti Gupta

MD, MSc
Co-founder & Chief Medical Advisor
Aakriti is the Co-founder and Chief Medical Advisor of iCardio.ai. She is an expert in structural heart disease interventions, having trained from Yale, Columbia and Cedars-Sinai. She is a luminary in the field of cardiology, having authored over 80 scientific publications in leading medical journals including the Lancet, Nature Medicine, JAMA, JACC and Circulation. She previously co-founded Heartbeat Health, Inc, a cardiology telehealth startup that raised a $20M Series B in 2021.

Roman Sandler

PhD
Co-founder & Chief Scientist
Dr. Sandler is the Co-founder and Chief Scientist of iCardio.ai. At iCardio.ai, Dr. Sandler heads AI research and implementation, data science, and machine learning, and is responsible for clinical academic institution collaborations, regulatory affairs, clinical research, and grants. Before iCardio.ai, Roman Sandler was a founding member of Kernel, a neurotech company that recently raised $53M in 2020. Roman holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and has over a decade of experience being part of and leading ML teams in the biotech and defense defense space.

Advisory

Dr. Thomas Biggs

MD
Medical Advisor
Dr. Thomas Biggs serves as a clinical and commercial advisor of iCardio.ai. Dr. Biggs has been a practicing cardiologist for over 20 years and served as president of the United Heart and Vascular Clinic.

Dr. Joshua Penn

MD, FACC, FASE
Founding Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Joshua Penn is a co-founder of iCardio.ai and the founder and president of the iCardio Corporation, a mobile medical diagnostics platform for cardiovascular imaging.

Dr. David Yakobi

MD
Medical Advisor
Dr. David Yakobi, MD is a board-certified cardiac surgeon with vast expertise in structural heart disease, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, intensive care, emergency medicine, cardiovascular physiology, and hemodynamics, and acts as a medical consultant to major startup companies in the healthcare industry.

Dr. Benjamin Wessler

MD, FACC
Medical Advisor
Benjamin Wessler MD, FACC is a cardiologist and Director of the Heart Valve Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Wessler's research focuses on decision making for advanced cardiac procedures, risk prediction for patients with cardiovascular disease, and novel methods for echocardiogram interpretation.

Dr. Gabriel Shaya

MD, FACC, FASE
Medical Advisor
Dr. Gabriel Shaya is a clinical cardiologist and faculty appointee at WellSpan York Hospital and WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center, a high-volume tertiary care center serving south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Dr. Shaya has academic and clinical expertise in multimodality cardiovascular imaging, structural heart disease, and intraprocedural echocardiography.

Min-Yi Shih

PHD
Strategic Advisor
Dr. Min-Yi Shih is a dynamic technologist, business executive, and experienced advisor with a background in cutting-edge technologies. With significant experience as an executive in R&D, defense, medical, and communication equipment industries, Dr. Shih excels in developing strategies for scaling, operations, manufacturing, supply chain management, and technology/product development.

Contributors

Daniel Sokol

MSC
Chief Technical Officer
Aerospace veteran, machine learning, systems. A true engineer at heart.

Aleksander Stojmenski

PhD
Chief Engineer
PhD Candidate, Computer Science in Medicine.

Damjan Postolovski

MSC
Chief Engineer
Machine learning, data science, full-stack developer.

Markos Muche

Machine Learning
Deep learning expert and researcher. Markos oversees model training at iCardio.ai.

Jorge Barajas

Ultrasound Lead
As a senior ultrasound technician and echocardiographer, Jorge is a frequent lecturer at the West Coast Ultrasound Institute.

Edwin Korouri

Echo Researcher
Echo researcher and contributor.

Tahir Fazal

Engineer
Full-stack craftsman and Python virtuoso, sculpting solutions that transcend expectations.

Chee Strub

Sonographer
Cardiac sonographer with passion for impacting patients' lives.

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