Medical Team

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Piyush Mathur, MD, FCCM

Piyush Mathur MD,FCCM is the  founder and team lead of BrainX.He is an Anesthesiologist, Intensivist and the quality improvement officer for Anesthesiology Institute,Cleveland Clinic.He is a leader in quality and patient safety who has innovated and successfully implemented many algorithms and tools in electronic health records such as difficult airway identification(EPIC),anesthesia awareness alert (DSS, Talis),antibiotic alert (ACG, Talis). Recipient of 3 innovation awards at Cleveland Clinic,he is leading innovation efforts integrating machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare.Current,projects include AIDE(Artificial Intelligence Diagnosis Engine), SALUS (robotic artificial intelligence patient safety system),BRAINS(Biologically Relational Artificial Intelligence Networking System).


Frank Papay, MD

Francis A. Papay, M.S.(BME) M.D., F.A.C.S., FAAP is professor of surgery at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Papay is a biomedical engineer and surgeon, double boarded in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in addition to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with subspecialty fellowship training in skull base and craniofacial surgery.  He has made important contributions to invention and innovation in surgery and medicine such as lead craniofacial surgeon for Cleveland Clinic’s three face allograft transplantations, designer of instrumentation for neuromodulation of skull base nerve bundles for migraine headaches and obstructive sleep apnea in addition to drug delivery systems for chronic wound treatment. He is the recipient of the Medal of Merit from Ohio University, the WebMD Health Hero Award in Science, the George and Grace Crile Surgical Award, and 56 other awards and lectureships. He holds several dozen U.S. patents that have been licensed to biotech companies. He is co-founder of several Cleveland Clinic biotech startup companies such as IonVac, X.D.I., Advanced Patient Systems and Enhale Medical. He has published over 215 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial review boards of several medical journals.  Dr. Papay has been recently inducted as a fellow in the National Academy of Inventors in addition to serving in several executive positions in the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society, Fellow American College of Surgeons and Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Ashish Khanna, MD

Ashish Khanna, MD, FCCP,FCCM is a staff intensivist with the Center for Critical Care and assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. In addition, he is the vice-chief for research within the Center for Critical Care and is on staff with the Department of Outcomes Research within the Anesthesiology Institute. He is the current outgoing chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s In-Training Section and incoming chair for the Postgraduate and Fellowship Education Committee. He is a recent recipient of the SCCM presidential citation for the years 2016 & 2017.His interests include predictive analytics for outcome prediction in critically ill ICU patients, newer vasopressors for shock states and prediction of postoperative respiratory compromise.  He tweets @KhannaAshishCCF

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Jacek B. Cywinski, MD

Jacek B. Cywinski, MD, was born in Wroclaw, Poland, where he earned a medical degree at the University of Wroclaw School of Medicine. Dr. Cywinski is board-certified in anesthesiology and in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. His clinical and research interests include anesthesia for liver transplantation surgery, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, quality improvement and utilization of information technology in medicine. Dr. Cywinski has been leading several projects harnessing electronic medical data to leverage better patient care.
Dr. Cywinski has authored over 50 published research articles as well as multiple book chapters.

Innovations Team

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Mangoné Fall

Mangoné Fall has a couple of decades of experience in Information Technology leadership in manufacturing, finance, software and healthcare sectors. In his current role, he leads innovative Health IT product development and has multiple success in commercializing technologies to industry.  Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Mangoné was Director of Engineering Services at Wolters Kluwer. His work was centered on developing and supporting a commercial Governance, Risk and Compliance software for fortune 1000 companies, especially in life sciences space. Prior to Wolters Kluwer acquiring Axentis, Mangoné served as the Director of I.T Operations and Infrastructure.  He architected and managed a series of high transaction HIPAA and SAS 70 type II compliant environments to support over million global users. Mangoné also served as information security officer at Axentis. Mangoné received his undergraduate in CIS in 1995 and an MBA in 1999 from Cleveland State University. He holds certifications in data privacy and security: CIPP from IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals), CISM, CISA, CIRSC, CGEIT from ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and CPHIMS from HIMSS.

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Ben Oster

Benjamin J. Oster, JD, LLM, MS, has a wide range of responsibilities for Innovations’ Inventor Services where he combines his financial, legal, and technical backgrounds to assist with and lead individual case management, ad hoc project management, and working with Clinic spin-off companies.
Prior to working with Innovations, Benjamin supported research for the NeuroEthics Program here at the Clinic, researching Alzheimer’s disease payer and employer discrimination, and the FDA regulatory pathway of Multiple Sclerosis therapeutics. Before joining the Clinic, Ben practiced with a San Francisco boutique corporate law firm that concentrated on early-stage companies; focusing most of his work on entity formation and corporate governance; private equity funding and nonpublic offerings in early-stage financings; and securities regulation. Ben also assisted the national security Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Industrial Partnerships Office as a Summer Scholar.
Ben received his B.S. in financial management from The Ohio State University; his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, obtaining Concentrations with Honors in corporate law and health law; his LL.M. from Duke University School of Law, where he focused on the legal and regulatory issues relevant to early-stage biomedical companies; and his M.S. in Biotechnology from Georgetown University. 

Machine Learning Experts

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Pradeep Ravikumar

Pradeep Ravikumar is an Associate Professor in the Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and his PhD in Machine Learning from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Associate Director at the Center for Big Data Analytics, at the University of Texas at Austin. His thesis has received honorable mentions in the ACM SIGKDD Dissertation award and the CMU School of Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation award. He is a Sloan Fellow, a Siebel Scholar, a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and was Program Chair for the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS) in 2013.


Jeremy Weiss, MD, PhD

Jeremy is an assistant professor of health informatics at Heinz College.

His research focuses on the development of machine learning algorithms for analysis of electronic health records (EHRs). The recent growth in EHR usage underlies a transformation in analytic approaches to medical data. His research in machine learning provides tools to characterize and make predictions from EHRs about the health of populations and individuals.

Jeremy received his MD-PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a focus in medicine and computer science.