Co-developed by Mass General Hospital, MIT D-Lab, EPFL EssentialTech, and the US Air Force AFWERX, SurgiBox is led by a team of seasoned physicians, engineers, designers global surgery experts, logisticians, and entrepreneurs.
Debbie Lin Teodorescu
Debbie started Project SurgiBox while in medical school and is excited to take it to clinical impact. She is a Research Affiliate at MIT D-Lab and Clinical Fellow at Brown University (Lifespan Healthcare and VAMC-Providence). The inaugural graduate of the joint MD/MEng program between Harvard Medical School and BU College of Engineering, she helped launch the Harvard Medical Makerspace Initiative and co-directed the CCC Cambridge free clinic for women and refugees. She also continues to see patients at Rhode Island Hospital's Refugee Clinic program. She has received awards including the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Sessler Award, AAUW Selected Professions Award, and the Gates Millennium Fellowship.
Mike was the first angel investor in Project SurgiBox and over time stepped into the main project management role for pushing SurgiBox forward. He is a doctoral candidate in the Strategy unit at HBS where he studies innovation and technology management, and a research affiliate of the US Patent and Trademark Office. Having grown up in the challenging but wonderful environment of immediate post-Soviet Romania, Mike is passionate about innovation that will make a difference. Prior to joining HBS, Mike worked on developing radiation therapy/radiosurgery technology, and as a software engineer at Microsoft on several major software products. He holds five patents; and has published extensively in both business and technology. He received a bachelors degree in computer science from Harvard.
EssentialTech EPFL research affiliate, World Health Organization/ International Red Cross project consultant in African medical infrastructure, former EssentialMed energy research intern in Cameroon, former president of Ingénieurs du Monde. Sash speaks 5 languages: English, French, German, Hindi and Telugu. Sash has also worked with SMEs in Nigeria and India and has travelled to more than 35 countries.
David King, MD, FACS, LTC
Trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), director of MGH Trauma Research Lab, Harvard Medical School (HMS) professor of surgery, lieutenant colonel in US Army/ Joint Special Operations Command.
MIT professor of mechanical engineering, faculty director of D-Lab, advisor for Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation, former codirector of experimental design research of International Design Center, expert in robust design, former US Navy officer
Chief Medical Officer
Rob is an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. He is a prior US Air Force medical logistics officer, with experience running logistics in a war zone trauma center in Iraq and as a Pentagon staff officer. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Uniformed Services University Master of Health Policy valedictorian, and former military fellow at the RAND Corporation.