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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

-Lao Tzu

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Alex Ballatori

Alexander Ballatori, the co-founder and CEO of StrokeDx and recent Global Winner of MedTech Innovator, brings over a decade of expertise in medical device development, research, and healthcare accessibility. He is a Doctor of Medicine Candidate at Keck School of Medicine of USC and has successfully raised $7.65M for StrokeDx through both venture capital and non-dilutive mechanisms. His impressive contributions include developing FDA-cleared orthopedic products, authoring over 46 manuscripts, and delivering more than 45 presentations at global conferences. As the CEO of StrokeDx, Alexander is resolutely committed to transforming stroke care and global healthcare access, driven by his deep-seated belief in the necessity for improved interventions and management, especially in resource-constrained environments.

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Shane Shahrestani

Dr. Shane Shahrestani is the Co-Founder and COO of StrokeDx and a neurosurgery resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He earned his MD from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and his PhD and MS in Medical Engineering from Caltech, where he developed the sensing technology that underlies StrokeDx’s technology. Dr. Shahrestani has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and holds more than 10 patents. He is passionate about next-generation medical devices that employ novel sensors to increase medical accessibility globally.

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Chief Technology Officer

Brian Nguyen

Brian Nguyen is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of StrokeDx. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Brian joined the StrokeDx team as a Research Intern in June 2022, collaborating with Shane and Alex to develop the core data logging software for the product and conducting comprehensive market research. Since joining the team, Brian has pioneered various techniques to enhance the sensor's performance and has designed custom software to process and visualize data from the STEDI device. Currently, he oversees both hardware and software engineering, playing an instrumental role in expanding the team and driving technological advancements within the company.

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