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Board of Advisors

Dr. Gari Clifford

Gari Clifford is a Principal Research Scientist at MIT where he is the engineering manager of a National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded research program "Integrating Data, Models, and Reasoning in Critical Care". Dr Clifford has authored over 50 articles in the field of biomedical engineering, including a reference book on advanced ECG signal processing. Dr Clifford, a Senior Member of the IEEE, is on the editorial boards of Biomedical Engineering Online and the Journal of Biological Systems.

Dr. Clifford received the B.Sc. degree in Physics and Electronics from Exeter University, Devon, U.K., the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Southampton University, Southampton, U.K., and the Ph.D. degree in Neural Networks and Biomedical Engineering from Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., in 1992, 1995, and 2003, respectively.

Dr. Clifford has worked in industry on the design and production of several EC and FDA approved medical devices and is a major contributor to the well-known PhysioNet Research Resource. Dr Clifford has taught at Oxford, MIT and Harvard and is currently an Instructor in Biomedical Engineering at MIT.


Dr. Rahul Razdan

Currently, Mr. Razdan is a private investor and consults with early stage start-ups in the medical device and energy fields. Mr. Razdan is a seasoned executive with broad-based experience in strategic partnerships for technology based software, semiconductor, and services companies, both domestically and internationally.

Prior to his current role, he spent 12 years at Cadence Design Systems. Mr. Razdan spent the most recent five years as Corporate VP and Managing Director providing sales and strategic partner management of Cadence’s largest customer with well over $100+M in bilateral business along with driving various forms of corporate transformations including M&A and spinouts. He spent his first seven years at Cadence leveraging his deep technical expertise in the areas of semiconductor design, EDA, and CASE by leading large, multi-site international organizations as Corporate VP and GM of the System and Functional Verification Business, a $200M+ software business unit. Prior to joining Cadence Design Systems, Mr. Razdan worked at Digital Equipment Corporation for ten years as Computer Architect of the cache and memory sub-system for the ALPHA processor and as CAE Team leader for switch-level simulation, equivalence checker, and automatic test pattern generation.

Mr. Razdan earned BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Harvard University. Mr. Razdan holds over 20 patents and 20 referred publications.


Troy Roberts

Mr. Roberts joined SleepMed Incorporated in June 2001 and is currently the Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services. In his current role he is responsible for product development, manufacturing, materials management, quality assurance, IT, regulatory affairs, and clinical and technical customer support. Prior to joining SleepMed, he spent 15 years in the medical device field. For the five years preceding SleepMed, Mr. Roberts co-founded and served as R&D Manager and as Senior Project Manager for Assurance Medical, a company that develops computer-based breast imaging products. He spent eight and a half years with Boston Scientific Corporation in engineering management positions developing minimally invasive products utilizing radio frequency and laser energy sources. Prior to Boston Scientific, Mr. Roberts spent a year and a half with Flow Laboratories as a Manufacturing Manager responsible for their biological media and plastic molding assembly lines.

Mr. Roberts earned a BS in Industrial Technology from Fitchburg State College, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Mr. Roberts holds 13 patents in various fields including gastroenterology, cardiology, interventional radiology, medical imaging, and neurology.