Enlitic Names Dr. Igor Barani, Noted UCSF Radiation Oncology Physician and Researcher, CEO, and Dr. Lina Nilsson, COO
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 25, 2016 — Enlitic one of the first deep-learning medical companies that have commercialized machine learning for the healthcare industry, is announcing the appointment of Igor Barani, M.D., as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, and Lina Nilsson, Ph.D. as Chief Operating Officer. The company is also announcing that Jeremy Howard is stepping down from his role as CEO.
Previously Chief Medical Officer at Enlitic, Barani was most recently the Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, at the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) before he came to the company in 2015.
"I joined Enlitic believing that as healthcare systems become increasingly digitized, the opportunity for machine learning to empower radiologists will increase exponentially," said Barani. "I am honored and excited that my medical background will help Enlitic continue to grow as we deploy our deep-learning technology into imaging centers in the US, Australia, Asia and beyond."
Nilsson, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, has been promoted from Vice President of Strategy and Operations at Enlitic to Chief Operating Officer. Awarded a "2013 Innovator Under 35" by MIT Technology Review, Nilsson's promotion reflects her pivotal role commercializing Enlitic's deep-learning platform for end-to-end implementation across Capitol Health's vast image archive across all radiology modalities, marking a critical milestone in the partnership.
"While continuing to apply our deep-learning algorithms to a wider set of medical needs, from detection of lung cancer to bone fractures and more, I am confident that our approach will help democratize access to medicine worldwide, facilitating accessibility to more accurate diagnostics," said Nilsson. "These changes will enable Enlitic to more nimbly address increased demand as the company moves into a new phase of growth."
"We're approaching a transformative moment where artificial intelligence and deep-learning will reshape the entire healthcare industry,", said Sunil Dhaliwal, Enlitic board member and General Partner at Amplify Partners. "Enlitic remains at the forefront of data-driven medicine, and the promotion of Barani and Nilsson will enable the company to deliver the commercial solutions needed by radiologists, oncologists, and healthcare providers to save patients' lives."