Ali Satvat (Menlo Park) joined KKR in 2012. He co-leads the Health Care industry team within KKR’s Americas Private Equity platform and serves as Global Head of KKR’s Health Care Strategic Growth platform. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Portfolio Management Committee for Americas Private Equity and chairs the Investment Committee and the Portfolio Management Committee for Health Care Strategic Growth. Mr. Satvat has served on multiple public and private boards of directors, including most recently Blue Sprig Pediatrics, BridgeBio Pharma, Clarify Health Solutions, Cordis, Digital Diagnostics, Geode Health, Headlands Research, Impel NeuroPharma, Paige.AI, Sapphiros, SkinSpirit, Treeline Biosciences, and Trilogy MedWaste, and has been actively involved with various historical investments such as Ajax Health, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Coherus BioSciences, Eidos Therapeutics, Falcon Vision, GenesisCare, Gland Pharma, Panasonic Healthcare, PRA Health Sciences, Slayback Pharma, Spirox and Zeus Health.
Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Satvat was a principal with Apax Partners, where he focused on health care private equity and growth equity investments. Previously, he held various positions with Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Audax Group and The Blackstone Group. Mr. Satvat holds an A.B., magna cum laude, in History and Science from Harvard College and an M.B.A. in Health Care Management and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of the Healthcare Private Equity Association.
Chief Technology Officer
Chris Meenan is an acknowledged leader and innovator in the imaging informatics community. He has over twenty years’ experience leading world-class engineering teams in clinical and imaging informatics, working directly with providers and business leaders to solve real technology challenges in health care.
As the former CEO and co-founder of health analytics startup Analytical Informatics (Analytical.info), Chris led a non-award-winning software company from early-stage formation, acquisition of luminary customers through successful M&A by a Global Fortune 1 company (Philips Healthcare) in 2017.
He was most recently the Global Head of Product and Strategy for Philips Analytics and Interoperability solutions where he led a global team of engineering and product experts providing industry-leading analytics and interoperability solutions for Philips customers in North America and in international markets.
Chris has previously served on the faculty as an Assistant Professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII). He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and was recognized as a Fellow of the Society (FSIIM).
Emmy M. Graber, MD, MBA
Emmy M. Graber, MD, MBA is the Founder of The Dermatology Institute of Boston, a private practice in Boston, Massachusetts. With over ten years experience, Dr. Graber treats a wide range of dermatologic issues and specializes in acne and cosmetic dermatology. She is currently an Affiliate Clinical Instructor at Northeastern University and has extensive experience teaching students of all types.
Dr. Graber received her BS in Biology at The Pennsylvania State University and was a member of the Schreyer Honors College. She also completed her medical training at The Pennsylvania State University and graduated with membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After an internship in Internal Medicine, she underwent Dermatology residency training at The Pennsylvania State University/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. During this time she received the Intern Of The Year Award and was selected by her peers for a Humanism and Excellence In Teaching Award.
Following her residency training, Dr. Graber further specialized with fellowship training in Laser and Cosmetic Surgery at SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill. She then practiced dermatology with that group for two years prior to working at Boston University. At Boston University, Dr. Graber was Director of the BU Cosmetic and Laser Center. She was also the associate residency program director and taught many medical students, resident physicians and international physicians in-training. In 2014 Dr. Graber completed her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s esteemed Wharton School of Business.
Dr. Graber has academic interests in acne, acne scars and cosmetic dermatology. She has lectured and written extensively on these subjects in scientific journals and serves on the board of directors of the American Acne and Rosacea Society. Additionally, Dr. Graber is frequently cited in the media as an authority in dermatology. Dr. Graber is a regular contributor on national public radio (NPR) and her expert opinions can be seen in O Magazine, InStyle Magazine, and Good Housekeeping Magazine amongst other national media sources.
Joseph Grogan was most recently the director of the United States Domestic Policy Council and assistant to President Donald Trump. Appointed by Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Grogan converted the traditionally small office into an influential policy council.
Grogan worked from 2017 to January 2019 as a health care official in the Office of Management and Budget. He was appointed a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in January 2020.
He currently serves on the board of directors of Verde Technologies.
Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD
Founder and Executive Chairman
Michael D. Abramoff, MD, PhD, is a fellowship-trained retina specialist, computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is Founder and Executive Chairman of Digital Diagnostics, the first company ever to receive FDA clearance for an autonomous AI diagnostic system. To transform the quality, accessibility, and affordability of global healthcare through the automation of medical diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Abramoff (gold Fellow ARVO, Fellow IEEE) is the Robert C. Watzke, MD Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa, with a joint appointment in the College of Engineering. Dr. Abramoff is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Digital Diagnostics, the Autonomous AI diagnostics company that was the first in any field of medicine to get FDA clearance for an autonomous AI.
In primary care, the AI system can instantaneously diagnose diabetic retinopathy (including macular edema) at the point-of-care. Dr. Abramoff developed an ethical foundation for autonomous AI that was used during the design and validation, and regulatory and payment pathways for autonomous AI.
As the author of over 350 peer-reviewed publications in this field, he has been cited over 42,000 times, and is the inventor on 20 issued patents and many patent applications. Dr. Abramoff has mentored dozens of engineering graduate students, ophthalmology residents, and retina fellows.
His passion is to use AI to improve the affordability, accessibility and quality of care.
Co-Founder, President and COO
Seth Rainford is the President and COO at Digital Diagnostics where he focuses on expanding market opportunities and driving operational excellence within the company.
Rainford brings more than a decade of executive experience to Digital Diagnostics including the successful management of large-scale P&L’s, strong organic & inorganic business development expertise, as well as complex multi-site operations leadership within the healthcare industry.
Rainford most recently served as Regional Vice President & General Manager of LabCorp in the Greater Chicago Area, leading a strategic transformation of the Midwest business unit. Previously, he served as Vice President at Northwestern Medicine, where he drove the commercialization and scaling of their outreach diagnostics business.
Rainford received his MBA in business administration from Purdue University.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
John Bertrand brings over a decade of healthcare technology experience to Digital Diagnostics, previously holding a variety of executive roles at Epic Systems. During his 12-year career with Epic, Bertrand led cross-functional teams in a variety of product, customer success, and business development roles with a focus on growth.
Most recently Bertrand served as Executive in Residence at 8VC, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm focused on healthcare technology. His time in this space focused on the application of artificial intelligence and computer vision in healthcare.
George Barrett is a healthcare industry leader, educator, and frequent lecturer on leadership, with a distinguished career as a business executive of global corporations.
Barrett is the former Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, a multinational healthcare services and products company ranked 15 on the Fortune 500, where he was repeatedly recognized as a top CEO by investors, peers, and employees. Prior to Cardinal Health, Barrett was president and CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical’s North American business and corporate executive vice president for global pharmaceuticals.
Barrett serves on a number of boards of directors, including: Target Corporation; Resilience, a first-of-its kind biopharmaceutical manufacturing and technology company; Olive, a healthcare-focused AI company; and on the Advisory Board of InStride, a public benefit corporation that provides workforce education. He is a member of the board of Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety; Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and The Columbus Foundation, one of the nation’s largest community foundations. He is adjunct faculty at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and is a frequent lecturer at other leading universities. A lifelong musician and performer, Barrett is a trustee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Barrett earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in history and music, and an MBA from New York University. A former director of the Fourth District of the Federal Reserve Bank, he holds multiple Honorary Doctorates and is the recipient of numerous honors for a life dedicated to statesmanship and community service.
Senator William H. Frist, MD
Senator William Frist, MD, is a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, founding partner of Frist Cressey Ventures and Special Partner of the health service investment firm Cressey & Company.
As a U.S. Senator representing Tennessee from 1994 -2006 (the first practicing physician elected to the Senate since 1928), Dr. Frist was elected Majority Leader of the Senate, having served fewer total years in Congress than any person chosen to lead that body in history. His leadership was instrumental in the passage of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act that established Medicare Advantage and the historic PEPFAR legislation that has provided life-saving treatment globally to 20 million people.
Senator Frist graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Medical School, and completed surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford.
As a leading authority on virtual healthcare delivery, Senator Frist speaks nationally on health reform, government policy, global health, and education reform. He is Co-Chair of the Health Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. His board service includes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and three publicly-traded companies: Select Medical, Teladoc Health, and Smile Direct Club.
Dr. Frist is married and has three sons and lives on a farm in Franklin, Tennessee.
Ambassador Howard Leach
Howard H. Leach is a business executive and private investor. He serves as president of Leach Capital, LLC, Palm Beach, Florida. Howard served as the United States Ambassador to France from 2001 to 2005. He was a member of the Board of Regents of the University of California from 1990 to 2001 and served as chairman of that board from 1993 to 1995.
Howard has served as director of various companies, including president of Foley Timber and Land Company, Perry, Florida; chairman of Hunter Fan Company, Memphis, Tennessee; Shippers Development Company, Salinas, California; Dr. Pepper Company; the FL Aerospace Corporation (successor to Midland Ross Corporation); and Hibernia Bank and as chairman of Sybron Corporation and the Union Ice Company.
Howard is active in civic activities and serves on the Boards of The Society of the Four Arts, the Palm Beach Civic Association, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, The American Society of the French Legion of Honor, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also on the Board of the American Hospital of Paris Foundation. He was a member of the California State Board of Agriculture and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee on Agriculture.
Howard has been active in Republican politics for many years. He served as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1995 to 1997. Howard is a graduate of Yale University and attended Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 through 1955.
Howard and his wife, Gretchen, reside in Palm Beach, Florida.
Stephen L. Weiss is a Managing Director at Cedar Pine LLC, a private investment firm specializing in strategic, long-term assets with expertise as operators and investors in healthcare, finance, and real estate. He is responsible for direct investing in non-public companies with a focus on healthcare and technology. He currently sits on the boards of Digital Diagnostics and Nimble Robotics and is also a board observer at Wasabi Technologies. Steve has been a leader in the investment industry for over three decades working with some of the world’s most influential CEOs and investors.
Prior to joining Cedar Pine, Steve was the Founder and Managing Partner of Short Hills Capital Partners LLC and served in senior management and investment roles at Salomon Brothers, SAC Capital, and Lehman Brothers. Steve is an author of three books including The Billion Dollar Mistake: Learning the Art of Investing through the Missteps of Legendary Investors. He was also a Visiting Teaching Fellow at UNC’s Kenan Flagler Business School. Since 2012, Steve has been a regular on The Halftime Report on CNBC, a leading business news network.
Drew Oetting is co-founder and Managing Partner for 8VC, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm which manages over $3.5B. Drew focuses on software, healthcare delivery, and bio-IT investments.
Drew serves on the Competitiveness Council of Cerberus. He is a board member of Thorn, a non-profit which builds technology to prevent child trafficking and LivingOnOne, an impact film making studio.
He is a board trustee for the Claremont McKenna Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as at the Robert Day Financial Economics Institute
Drew grew up in Iowa City, Iowa and received a BS in math and economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Chief of Staff
As Chief of Staff, Danika Simonson provides support and strategic guidance to the executive team at Digital Diagnostics.
She has held a variety of leadership roles in account management, customer success and marketing at Digital Diagnostics and Dyson. She has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University.
Chief Legal Officer
Luke Miller is the Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary at Digital Diagnostics, bringing with him experience as a startup, mid-size, and public company healthcare executive.
Prior to joining Digital Diagnostics, Miller served as the General Counsel & Chief Strategy Officer of Quidient, a pioneering 3D imaging technology company. Before Quidient, Miller served as the SVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary of K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTWO), a global medical device company that served spinal surgery patients across 40+ countries. During his 12-year tenure at K2M, Miller managed the company’s majority interest sale to a private equity firm (2010), its subsequent IPO (2014), and its $1.4B sale to Stryker Corp. (2018). Following Stryker’s acquisition of K2M, Miller served as the lead counsel of Stryker Spine.
Miller holds a B.S. degree from James Madison University and a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law.
Chief Experience Officer
As Chief Experience Officer, Sarah Tibesar is responsible for strategy and execution across the Customer Experience, Human Resources, and Administration areas of Digital Diagnostics.
Sarah brings more than a decade of experience leading high-caliber customer success and implementation teams in rapid-growth environments, with specialization in the healthcare and customer experience industries. Most recently, Sarah served as Director of Professional Services for Zendesk, where she scaled the North American practice through ongoing operational enhancements and built a thriving practice in Latin America from the ground up.
Sarah earned her MBA and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Senior Vice President of Commercial
Sean Murnane is the Senior Vice President of Commercial at Digital Diagnostics where he drives sales strategies to enhance and capitalize revenue growth opportunities.
Murnane is an award-winning sales leader with over a decade of experience maximizing sales performance and optimizing revenue growth for companies within the healthcare industry. He is a trusted advisor and expert in defining go to market strategy and establishing market footprints with companies focused in population health, VBC, digital health, diagnostics, AI, payer contracting, and FQHC; directly impacting and advocating for better health outcomes for all patients.
Murnane has an MBA from Purdue University.
Vice President of International Sales
Dana Cooney joined Digital Diagnostics as the VP of International Sales where she is responsible for the development and implementation of company strategy and the commercialization of sales outside the U.S.
Dana brings an extensive sales background to her position at Digital Diagnostics, most recently as Sales Director for CIVCO Medical Solutions, where she developed and executed sales and marketing strategies to consistently deliver profitable sales growth, market share gains, and the attainment of all financial objectives in Asia-Pacific and Canada.
Dana received her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. A native Iowan, Dana still lives in the Iowa City area.
Vice President of Marketing
Jacque Engle is the Vice President of Marketing at Digital Diagnostics, where she is responsible for the company’s marketing, communication and public relations strategy and functions.
She has nearly a decade and a half of experience leading, mentoring and developing marketing and communications teams with a passion for creative problem solving and innovating new ways for tackling challenges. Jacque has deep expertise in implementing strategies to drive brand awareness and increase performance across multiple channels. She specializes in connecting data-driven insights to compelling marketing and communication strategies.
Prior to joining Digital Diagnostics, Jacque led several high-visibility marketing and communication teams at Nationwide and CenterPoint Properties. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication and general business marketing from The Ohio State University.
Juli Goldstein, MHS
Vice President of Government Affairs and Market Access
Juli Goldstein is the Vice President for Government Affairs and Market Access. In her role, she runs payer, advocacy and policy outreach. Juli has over 20 years of experience across the global healthcare industry.
She has held roles in the medical device and health insurance sectors, where her responsibilities have included strategic business planning for new medical technologies and creating coverage policies and benefit designs within a managed care environment. Most recently, Juli led the government affairs, channel strategy and policy functions at Medela. She is a frequent public speaker and has published in The Journal of Preventive Medicine, The American Journal of Managed Care, and the American Association of Health Plans.
Juli holds her Master’s degree in Health Science/International Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Young Kwon, MD, PhD
Dr. Young H. Kwon is a renowned glaucoma specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and holds the Clifford M. and Ruth M. Altermatt Endowed Professorship in Glaucoma.
For almost a decade, Dr. Kwon was a member of the Preferred Practice Pattern Glaucoma Panel at The American Academy of Ophthalmology, which outlines best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.
He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed papers and scientific book chapters, including an article in The New England Journal of Medicine (2009), and served as a Glaucoma Section Editor and Editorial Board Member of Eye, The Scientific Journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK).
He has been recognized with many awards, including Mid-Career Clinician-Scientist Award from The American Glaucoma Society Secretariat Award and Senior Achievement Award from The American Academy of Ophthalmology and “Best Doctors in America.”
Dr. Kwon is the inventor of four patents (two of them with Dr. Abramoff) and his research has been funded through a variety of private, state, and federal organizations since 1997. He holds an MD from the Yale University School of Medicine and a PhD in Neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (a Harvard teaching hospital) and glaucoma fellowship at Yale University.
Harry Quigley, MD
Dr. Quigley was born in St. Louis and is a graduate of Harvard College and Johns Hopkins Medical School (Alpha Omega Alpha). After ophthalmic residency at the Wilmer Institute, he did a fellowship with Douglas Anderson at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami.
He became the A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology in 1994, directing both the Glaucoma Center of Excellence and, until 2011, the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at Wilmer.
He was a founding member of the American Glaucoma Society, serving for 8 years as its Secretary. He was elected to 5 year terms as chief executive officer of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and Editor-in-Chief of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, and his reports are the most cited in the ophthalmic literature over the last 30 years (Archives of Ophthalmology, 2007; H factor 118, 59,000 citations).
He has been honored with the Friedenwald Award by ARVO, the Doyne Medal by the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress, the Leslie Dana Medal by the St. Louis Society for the Blind, and by research awards from Research to Prevent Blindness, the Alcon Research Award (twice), the European Society of Ophthalmology (Prix Jules Francois), the Chicago Ophthalmological Society (best teacher), Ophthalmological Society of Scotland (Mackenzie Medal), Australian Society of Ophthalmology (Gregg Medal), Irish Ophthalmological Society (Mooney Medal), and the New York Academy of Sciences (Lewis Rudin Prize).
He is an ARVO Gold Fellow and received ARVO’s Joanne Angle Service Award from ARVO and the Life Achievement Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has given 43 named lectures, including the 66th Edward Jackson Lecture (AAO).
Dr. Quigley has trained 65 glaucoma clinician–scientists who lead glaucoma centers in the U.S. and worldwide. His research has improved the early diagnosis of glaucoma and has developed instruments and techniques to identify glaucoma damage better.
His investigations found that early glaucoma damage preceded existing detection methods. He was the first to report on long-term success with laser iridotomy. His suturing technique for trabeculectomy has been widely adopted.
He has participated in pioneering studies of the epidemiology, morbidity and progression rate of glaucoma and other eye diseases in American, African, Asian, and Hispanic populations, serving as a consultant to the World Health Organization.
He conceptualized new roles for iris and choroidal volume change as risk factors in angle closure glaucoma. In the laboratory, he has demonstrated successful gene therapy to protect retinal ganglion cells from experimental glaucoma, and developed glaucoma models in monkeys, rats and mice.
Dr. Quigley is an advocate of natural gardening techniques in ecorestoration projects in Baltimore, developing Poplar Hill Park (see www.waytogarden.net). He is a Horticultural Assistant at the National Aquarium, Baltimore. His son, David, is on the University of California San Francisco faculty in Oncology and Epidemiology as a bioinformatics specialist in cancer research. His daughter, Erica, is a landscape architect, designing outdoor play spaces. He loves being asked about his 2 grand-daughters.
Lisa Tseng, MD
Since joining UnitedHealth Group in 2009, Dr. Lisa Tseng has built and led businesses that have improved consumer experience and health outcomes while improving affordability. She currently serves as Executive Vice President, focusing on strategic partnerships and scaling innovative health solutions.
Dr. Tseng led the implementation of utilization management, quality improvement, provider enrollment and credentialing, claims service center, provider training, electronic visit verification, and program integrity services to support a $3.5 billion state program. She served as the CEO of Optum Complex Care Management, which is the market leader in delivering person-centric care to people with complex medical, behavioral, and long-term care needs in 36 states.
Dr. Tseng led the development and operation of a post-acute transition program in more than 47 markets and 30 states providing transitional care to members discharged from hospitals and nursing facilities. She designed the end-to-end clinical model, process, and system that enabled clinicians to be by the member’s side within 24 hours and with a full view of the member’s medical and pharmaceutical history.
Dr. Tseng led the development of urgent care clinics that provide on-demand access to high quality care at low prices in several states, including same-day labs and imaging, occupational health, and wellness programs. She led the advancement of Specialty Pharmacy Clinical Management Programs, which have improved member and provider experience, improved medication adherence, reduced hospitalizations and ER visits, and reduced total cost of care. Her team built an innovative, direct-to-consumer hearing aid business that reduced the cost of hearing aids by more than 70%, making hearing healthcare more accessible for 48 million Americans with hearing loss. The business received the Business Intelligence Group Award for Consumer Friendly Company of the Year.
Dr. Tseng served as Chief of Staff for UnitedHealthcare’s Public and Senior Markets Group including Medicare and Medicaid. She also served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Fidelity Investments, Vice President of Corporate Integration Strategy for AARP Services, and management consultant at Oliver Wyman. Dr. Tseng holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Science and minor in Neuroscience from UCLA and Medical Degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. She served on the National Leadership Team of the American Medical Student Association and was the National President of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. Dr. Tseng has also served on the board of several community health clinics. She was the business chair for the Minneapolis Walk4Hearing.
She has been recognized by Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers Award, Women’s Health Leadership TRUST, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business Award, Women Worth Watching, Business Journal Diversity in Business Award, and UnitedHealth Group Innovation Award. Dr. Tseng was also profiled in the Entrepreneur magazine, Managed Care magazine, and Diversity Journal.