Team 

Steve Axelrod, PhD , President and CEO 

Steve received his Ph.D. from Yale in Elementary Particle Physics and did his post-doc in the same field at Stanford.  He worked at Measurex-Honeywell for 15 years where he was Director of Measurement System and Hardware Engineering.  In 2003 he entered the medical device field, and helped develop and commercialize the Xoft Axxent microTube and radiation therapy delivery system.  Steve has led teams delivering numerous best in class systems and devices in both medical devices and industrial automation.  Some examples are nuclear basis weight, X-ray and infrared absorption sensors, Large scanning frames, fast high channel count data acquisition systems, skin and vaginal applicators for radiation therapy, high precision measurement systems for characterizing and testing system and device performance. Steve has been CEO of G-Tech since November 2011.  This project combines his experience leading high performance R&D teams, his passion for medical devices and his expertise in creating sophisticated measurement systems.

Anand Navalgund, PhD , Scientist 

Anand received his Phd in Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University and his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Kartnakata, India. Anand’s doctoral and postdoctoral work in neuromuscular and musculoskeletal biomechanics has given him a critical understanding of human physiology. Anand has been awarded the 2015 James W Freston scientific achievement travel award by the American Gastroenterological Association at its conference for understanding the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. He has also been the recipient of the Young Investigator Scientific poster award at the 2016 Digestive Disease Week. He has authored over 9 peer reviewed journal articles and over 30 conference publications. Anand also serves as a Reviewer with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Board of Directors

Uday N. Kumar, MD

Dr. Uday N. Kumar is a successful entrepreneur and Board Member in the healthcare industry, having played a leading role in founding and developing several successful medical device business, including Biomedical Modeling, iRhythm Technologies and Sympara Medical. He is the Founder and CEO of Element Science, and is a Board Member of Qurious.io. Uday is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist (EP) by training. His core medical device business expertise is in the areas of imaging applications, cardiac rhythm monitoring and other innovative cardiology technologies. He was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Third Rock Ventures, where he focused on leading the development of new medical devices and technologies. Uday served for eight years as the Fellowship Director of Stanford’s Global Biodesign Programs (India and Singapore), and currently serves as a Consulting Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University and Director of Strategy for the Stanford Biodesign Program. Uday received his M.D. and B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard University. He was a Biodesign fellow at Stanford, a cardiac EP and cardiology fellow at UC San Francisco, and internal medicine resident at Columbia.

Jack Moorman, MS 

Jack Moorman is a global executive, advisor and board member in the healthcare and consumer products industries, having held executive leadership positions with Vivant Medical, Nanometrics and GenRad Semiconductor. Jack’s breadth of experience includes engineering, manufacturing, field service, marketing and executive management. His core areas of expertise are in the medical device, semiconductor and LCD industries. Jack founded Cardiac Mariners, where he was co-inventor of the technology for a novel x-ray system, and MCT Medical, which was later merged with Vivant Medical. To date, he has fourteen issued U.S. patents. Jack has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MS in Management from the Stanford Business School Sloan Program. He is Chairman of US-Japan Medtech Frontiers, a nonprofit organization that promotes collaboration between the US and Japan to create and commercialize novel medical devices.

June Fallon, MBA 

June Fallon is a global executive and board leader in the healthcare industry, having driven successful businesses at McKesson, Nellcor/Mallinckrodt, Natus and BioSoteria. June’s domain knowledge is in the areas of medical devices, mobile health, technology and healthcare analytics, pharmaceuticals, medication adherence, and automation. She brings expertise in business strategy, product commercialization, sales, marketing and distribution, and M&A to G-Tech. June leads the Life Sciences Group and is an investor member of Sand Hill Angels. She is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and business development topics. In addition to her seat on G-Tech's board, June is a Board Director at Sandstone Diagnostics, a consumer and mobile health company. June holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business programs for Corporate Directors and Executive Leadership of High-Tech Companies and the Harvard Business School Strategic Negotiation program. Memberships include Women Corporate Directors, National Association of Corporate Directors and the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. She is a citizen of both the United States and Ireland. 

Steve Axelrod, PhD , President and CEO

Advisors 

George Triadafilopoulos, MD  

Dr. Triadafilopoulos is Professor of Medicine at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a noted motility expert with a long list of awards, including the Distinguished Service Award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2009). He has authored or co-authored more than 120 original articles published in such prestigious journals as The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and American Journal of Gastroenterology. He is Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 

Prince Shah, MD  

Dr. Shah is board certified in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and Internal Medicine. He completed his training at Indiana University Medical Center, and has been practicing since 1998. He has attending privileges at Stanford University Hospital and St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, CA. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Bill Snape, MD  

Dr. Snape is a well known motility expert in the Bay Area, with over 40 years of experience in the field. He has over 125 professional publications, including some of the seminal work in correlation of myoelectric readings to motility. He joined the faculty at California Pacific Medical Center to lead a cutting-edge Neurogastroenterology and Motility laboratory providing diagnostic evaluation for patients with gastrointestinal motility disorders. Dr. Snape is recognized as a foremost expert on the function of gastrointestinal smooth muscle, gastrointestinal motility studies and gastroparesis. 

Verne Cowles, Phd  

Dr. Cowles received his Ph.D. in gastrointestinal physiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin.He has an extensive background in intestinal motility and was involved in some of the earliest electrical measurements, working in Dr. Sushil Sarna’s lab. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters in the field of GI physiology. 

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