Founding Members


Atul Kalanuria

Dr. Atul Kalanuria am a neurologist by trade with a specialization in acute and critical care. His experience spans over 20 years and during this time he has worked at rural health clinics, small community hospitals as well as large academic centers. As a founding member and general secretary of the Society for Healthcare Innovation (SHCI) his role is to ensure that its operations run smoothly and that it stays within regulatory and statutory compliance. This is an exciting time for the US and global healthcare industry and he is certainly looking forward to working with such a talented group at SHCI as we scale new heights.

Blair Clark-Schoeb

Ms. Blair Clark-Schoeb has over two decades of experience developing unique, integrated and effective communications programs for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. To stay on top of the changing healthcare environment, she is working to complete her Master of Healthcare Innovation degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. To nurture collaborative innovation, Blair and classmates from the Penn MHCI program have created the Society of Healthcare Innovation.

Bruce Brod

Dr. Bruce Brod received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh after completing a one-year internship in Internal Medicine at Brown University. A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Brod is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Chief of Dermatology at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and the Immediate Past President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

Carolyn Winter


Charles Bae

Dr. Charles Bae is an experienced Sleep Neurologist with a demonstrated history of leadership in the health care industry. Dr. Bae also have extensive experience planning and leading Continuous Improvement projects with special interests in Operational Innovation, Behavioral Economics, Healthcare Information Technology, Quality, and Telehealth.

Cindy Smith

Dr. Cindy Smith’s career has been an interesting combination of country and city doc. For almost 30 years she’s practiced rural dermatology while maintaining an academic appointment at the University of Minnesota. She has served as both president of the Minnesota Dermatological Society and Minnesota Medical Association. She is currently a Delegate to the American Medical Association.  Dr. Smith believes the current health care delivery system is unsustainable. It must transform and it cannot do so without innovation. The way we did things in the past are not the answer to our future

Corey Feldman

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, Mr. Corey Feldman moved to Israel and served for 3 years in a special operations unit of the IDF. After, he was the Director of sales for Parachute Health, a digital healthcare platform that connects clinicians with suppliers of medical equipment to replace the present fax-based process which causes delayed discharges and readmissions. He is presently the VP of Business Development for Emmacare, an interactive platform that empowers care managers to more efficiently and effectively monitor patients suffering from chronic disease.

Deepak Sundheendra


Dmitriy Petrov

Dmitriy Petrov, MD is an Assistant Professor in the department of Neurosurgery at the Univeristy of Pennsyvania. His clinical interests are in cranial and skull base surgery. His research program focuses on translation models of neurotrauma and development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for patients with significant head trauma. Dmitriy is also the founder of the TBI recovery project, a charity organization supporting the traumatic brain injury community. He is committed to pushing healthcare innovation forward, in both surgical technology and healthcare operations to optimize patient outcomes.

Gabreila Sabate

Ms. Gabriela Sabate is a tech entrepreneur, executive and investor experienced in leading, creating and operating entrepreneurial companies and new corporate businesses. Gabriela was Executive Director of Softbank Latin America, CTO and General Manager at IBM Central America. She founded Health Semantics to address the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and asthma through innovative care delivery models, and to explore new therapeutics in biotech and genomics through new ventures as investor and co-founder.

Johnson Khor

Mr. Johnson Khor is the Center Coordinator for the Center for the Study & Treatment of Castleman & Inflammatory Lymphadenopathies (CSTL) at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a current Masters of Health Care Innovation Candidate at the Perelman School of Medicine after graduating from UC Berkeley where he studied Microbial Biology and Education. Health Care Innovation is important to Johnson as he works in the rare disease sphere. His goal is to be able to help shape a more equitable and effective health care system for individuals suffering from rare and chronic diseases with the help of the MHCI degree and the SHCI.

Jon Pomeroy

Dr. Jon Pomeroy is an internal medicine physician and application analyst at Penn Medicine.  His current work involves predictive healthcare models, clinical pathways, provider engagement in the electronic health record, clinical decision support, and clinical operations.  He has a Masters in Health Informatics and a Masters in Health Administration and am currently pursuing a Masters in Healthcare Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania.  His passions are cooking and travel.  He has explored seven continents.  His role in the SHCI is a founding member and active in website design and social media platform.

Kevin Bresnahan


Krzysztof Laudanski

Krzysztof “Kris” Laudanski, MD, PhD, MHCI is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and critical care. He is the Fellow of Critical Care Medicine. His clinical experience focuses on managing ECMO, VAD, postoperative recovery, sepsis, and postoperative cognitive decline. Dr. Laudanski's activities are split between research, innovation, and mentoring. His research focuses on the three distinctive areas: regulation of DNA expression in survivors of critical care illnesses, health care operations/medical decision-making processes, and medical volunteerism.

Lucia DiNapoli

For the last three years, Ms. Lucia DiNapoli has built a portfolio of projects and initiatives that drive excellence at the #1-ranked school of nursing in the world. She is responsible for leading organizational change to accelerate process improvements, develop innovative product and service lines, and cultivate an inclusive culture that nurtures the largest workforce in healthcare – nurses. In 2019, she opened Trajectory Consulting, a firm focused on enhancing organizational. That year, she was also a finalist in the “Your Big Idea” Challenge powered by the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation for the next meaningful mental health and wellness solutions.

Meher Khan

Dr. Meher Khan assesses, formulates, implements and nudges optimal health care and life style changes for patients suffering from allergic and immune-related disease. A global health care advocate, she volunteers with Partners in Health, has served in the Internally Displaced Persons camps in tribal Northern Pakistan as part of US Department of State program under Secretary Hillary Clinton, and volunteered with Girls Learn International. As a founding member of the Society of Health Care Innovation (SHCI) - a wellspring of resourceful experienced community builders including doctors, financiers, IT experts, entrepreneurs - we play a critical role in the future of health care innovation.

Nadia Amrikani

Ms. Nadia Amrikani is a Registered Nurse working in the UAE at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. She assists in coordinating the progression of care throughout the inpatient process and is also developing and implementing higher standards of practice into each department. She was motivated to join the MHCI program through her passion of providing high quality care and improving healthcare access to the under-served. Through her role as the Middle East chapter leader of SHCI, she hopes to collaborate all research, education and experience with SHCI members to impact various areas of healthcare around the globe.

Nattachai Suwachittanont

Dr. Nattachai is chief of Health Promotion Center 3 at Bangkok Hospital Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. He obtained his MD from Chulalongkorn University. After graduation, he spent years as an acting director of a government hospital. He joins the society with his strong attention to develop and imply health care advancement and innovation to improve the quality of care, improve access to care, and reduce health expenditure. He believes that the society will be the convergence of experts and talents who are the major players in different parts of the health care continuum in a different geography. This will lead to a potential space to kick-start a new era of healthcare.

Nicholal Felici


Ray Raven


Renee Caslow

Dr. Renee A. Caslow is a pediatrician and founding member of the Society of Health Care Innovation. She also serves as the Physician Executive Director of Primary Care for the Memorial Health System in Marietta Ohio. She became the Physician Executive Director of Primary Care during her first year of UPenn’s MHCI program. Innovative thinking is imperative for any health system looking to position itself successfully within the ever-changing environment of health care.

Robert Debbs

Dr. Robert Debbs is a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania where he has served as the director of the University of Pennsylvania Maternal Fetal Medicine Network since 2000. While he actively lectures, teaches students, residents, fellows, nurses and midwives at the University of Pennsylvania and throughout the country, he still finds a strong desire to contribute in more innovative ways to the betterment of medicine and particularly women’s health care. In pursuing a Masters in Health Care Innovation at Penn, and participation in the SHCI, he strives to improve and shape patient and clinician behaviors across healthcare systems.

Theresa Urban


William Nicolich

A founding member of the SHCI and a member of the outreach committee Billy Nicolich is a health care technology and product leader in the industry. Billy seeks to reverse the trend that technology too often interferes with the interactions between people in health care rather than facilitates those interactions. He recognizes the careful, nuanced approach that must be taken to let tech solutions reduce friction and work seamlessly in the background so people can do their best work. Billy holds extensive experience and top-level industry certifications in transformation process innovation methods such as Kanban, Agile and Scrum. Billy seeks to continue making contributions in these areas.

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