Hackathon Leaders design, organise and lead the entire MedTech Hackathon.


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Dr Robert Chang
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Stanford University Medical Centre

In 2014, Dr. Chang and his co-inventors created the first universal smartphone adapter to take pictures of the front and back of the eye, licensed to Digisight Technologies as the PAXOS scope. Dr. Chang is very keen on reducing healthcare disparities around the world, having traveled, lectured, volunteered, and witnessed firsthand both efficiencies and inefficiencies in healthcare delivery. In 2015, he co-developed the first Stanford-China Biodesign Bootcamp (www.dhealthchina.com/) held at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing to teach the process of healthcare innovation. He is currently leading the DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon in Hong Kong (http://www.dreamcatchers.hku.hk/?p=1268), teaching biodesign in Brazil (www.hipuc.com/), and planning the next Hacking Health @Stanford. He won first place at the 2015 Philips Healthsuite Hackathon, and his startup team was recently awarded the Robert Howard Next Step Award from Lunar. Besides exemplifying physician innovation, Dr. Chang is a full-time glaucoma and cataract surgeon and early adopter of cutting edge technologies. He is an experienced clinical trial principal investigator and consultant to multiple companies.

Dr. Chang received his MD from a combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a research and clinical glaucoma fellowship at the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed papers, delivered more than 95 invited national and international lectures, and been awarded over 11 grants.
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Dr Robert Chang
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Stanford University Medical Center

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Dr Carrie Ling
Manager
BioMedical Technology Cluster
HKSTP

Dr. Carrie Ling is currently a Manager of Biomedical Technology Cluster, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). She is passionate about empowering one’s creativity in science and technology through solving real-life healthcare problems. Before joining HKSTP, She was a Lecturer of Bioengineering Graduate Program at HKUST for 3 years. In 2013, she launched a new biodesign course which is a project-based course to design medical technologies that address the healthcare challenges in local communities to the undergraduate students at HKUST, believing that everyone can be an innovator. She obtained her bachelor and PhD degrees in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) in 2002 and 2006 respectively. She pursued her orthopedic research training at University of Florida, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, after her doctoral degree for two years. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. She has authored/co-authored more than 50 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and one US patent in optic fiber flowmeter for biomedical use.
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Dr Carrie Ling
Manager, BioMedical Technology Cluster
HKSTP

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Lily Truong
Co-Founder and CEO of Clear Ear
Spin-off from Stanford University

Lily Truong is the Co-Founder and CEO of Clear Ear, a privately held consumer medical device company focused on delivering innovations that make ears happier. Clear Ear was founded out of the Stanford Biodesign Program and has since commercialized its first product, the Oto-Tip.
She is the inventor on multiple patents & enjoys coaching fellow entrepreneurs through the biodesign process. In addition, her past volunteer work included serving on the board of the Healthy Scholars Foundation, a non-profit focused on removing heath barriers to learning. Prior to Clear Ear, Lily earned her B.S. and M.S. in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Her passion for global health innovations has brought about her diverse work experience within the healthcare industry at Genentech & Alcon in the U.S., Wavelight AG in Germany, and Focused Photonics in China.
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Lily Truong
Co-Founder and CEO of Clear Ear
Spin-off from Stanford University

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Dr Robson Capasso
Associate Professor
Stanford University Medical Centre

Robson Capasso is the Chief of Sleep Surgery, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Global Advisor to Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. His quite extensive and unique training includes training in Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosciences and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Capasso has published extensively including book chapters, articles and original papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an investigator on pre-treatment evaluation, and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea patients. Currently his research interests have a focus on clinical utilization of smartphone applications and consumer based devices for sleep disordered breathing, biomarkers for obstructive sleep apnea, pre-surgical evaluation and upper airway changes after surgery in obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.
The local and international recognition of his work is often associated with one of his favorite tasks: lecturing and trading knowledge nationally and internationally. He has been a mentor or supervisor to hundreds of medical students, residents, fellows or visiting scholars from more than 20 countries.
Dr Capasso has participated in several Stanford Biodesign and Lean Launchpad initiatives. It initiated as a fellowship mentor, leading to the development of projects in the Bay Area and Singapore, graduated as a Biodesign Faculty Fellow, and currently is a lecturer and mentor to Global Biodesign. His goal is to utilize this acquired experience to foster health innovation training of physician and engineers globally.
Dr Capasso is a currently a member of the Stanford Medical Leadership Academy, an initiative to foster the development of strategic initiatives that aims to develop innovative leadership across and outside departments at the School of Medicine and Stanford University.
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Dr Robson Capasso
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Stanford University Medical Centre
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Dr Paul Cheung
Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Paul Cheung is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and former Associate VP(Research), Director of TTO and Dean of Engineering at HKU. He received his B.Sc.(Eng) and Ph.D. degrees from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, both in Electrical Engineering, in 1973 and 1978 respectively.

He is one of the Co-Founders of DreamCatchers at HKU, and is an ardent driver of innovation and entrepreneurship culture and programmes at HKU. He started and leads the Entrepreneurship Academy@HKU, the non-credit and free annual entrepreneurship training program since 2010.
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Dr Paul Cheung
Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong