Dr Jacob Agris
Dr Agris is a senior healthcare executive, thought leader and accomplished physician with computer engineering doctoral studies in analytics and machine learning. He is known as an innovator, synergistically integrating experiences as a practicing physician, and a recognized leader in data analytics and AI with experience building regulated healthcare applications serving more than 26 million patients each year. He has experience spanning C-suite roles, Fortune 500 companies and founding dynamic start-ups, with areas of expertise including leading development of AI for Health Care and navigating regulatory approvals for clinical use.
Dr Agris was responsible for one of the first vascular trials approved by the FDA based on computer vision and artificial intelligence/machine learning analysis of the plaque burden to reduce human variability which results in lower study cost and shorter time to approval. He set strategy and led the development of a class II software as a medical device (SaMD) that received breakthrough device status, partnering with Google in the machine learning development.
Prior to joining the MedTech industry, Jacob was an academic physician highly respected for his clinical care and leadership in clinical roles. He was an Interventional Neuroradiologist and Co-director of the Stroke Program at Saint Vincent Hospital System (Alleganey Health Network) and he was Assistant Professor and Section Chief for Interventional Neuroradiology at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
Jacob holds both a Doctorate of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas and a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, which he completed at Rice University, Texas funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH). He undertook postdoctoral medical training at several institutions (including Boston Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center and John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland). He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree In Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State. He has over 100 abstracts and publications and patents related to healthcare.