• SIF team 2018

Leveraging Innovation to Positively Impact the Lives of Children


My work is focused on leveraging science and innovation to positively impact the lives of children with devastating surgical conditions around the world. Children around the world are suffering from "rare" diseases that are considered "too challenging or complicated", and are therefore left to navigate the healthcare system as medical nomads, constantly seeking to find someone who can help solve their conditions.  Conditions such as Vascular Anomalies of the head and neck and NOMA are causing millions of childrens to suffer from debilitating disfigurment and even death.  

I have a background in engineering, design, innovation/startups, and expertise in global surgery and conditions related to the head and neck region. I have bold ideas and I collaborate across disciplines, nonprofits, governments and industries to achieve them.  I aim for solution driven and aim for maximum impact.

My work at Boston Children's Hospital:


Our lab works across Harvard University with a wide team from the following institutions in the Boston Area:

  • Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC), Harvard Medical School (HMS)
  • Boston Children's Hospital
    • Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA)
    • SimPED Program
    • Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery
    • Department of Surgery- Surgical Innovation Fellowship (SIF)
    • Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC)
  • Global Health Program
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)
  • Harvard Innovation Lab (H-iLab)
  • Harvard College- Engineering Department

Our current projects, research, and partnerships are the following:

  1. Vascular Anomalies Severity Scale (VASS): Head and Neck
  2. Facial orthotics for patients with vascular anomalies with pre and post surgical care application
  3. Ultrasound guided surgical dissection for vascular lesions
  4. Keyhole surgical technique for vascular control in patients with facial vascular anomalies
  5. Minimially invasive osseous structure ablation in patients with vascular anomalies
  6. Surgical Innovation Weeks at Karunya University and Saveetha University (India)
  7. Vascular Anomalies 2030: India with Center Development (Bangalore, India): A symposium part of the Vascular Anomalies Global Health Initiative
  8. A partnership between Narayana Health (NH) and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) in care delivery and innovation (Bangalore & Mumbai, India)
  9. Surgical Innovation Fellowship (SIF) at Boston Children's Hospital
  10. Vascular Anomalies Photo Capture Application for IOS/Android
  11. Vascular Anomalies Coordination and Management Platform: A partnership with Cura Technologies
  12. Vascular Anomaly Image Digital Amplification and Characterization 




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