Meet the Oculogica® Team

Rosina Samadani, Ph.D.

Rosina Samadani, Ph.D.
CEO and Board of Advisors

Dr. Samadani has 20 years of experience with medical device companies, including 7 years with McKinsey & Company as a leader in their healthcare practice. This is her 4th startup. Dr. Samadani has her BS and MS from MIT in Mechanical Engineering, and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Mark Stenoien
VP of Regulatory Affairs

Mark brings 30 years of medical device experience including key roles in research, development, clinical, quality and regulatory affairs in a startup environment through rapid-growth phase and acquisition. Mark also founded a successful consulting practice in medical devices and combination products.

Dan Sanderson, M.CS.

Dan Sanderson, M.CS.
Principal Engineer

Dan has over 30 years of experience architecting, designing, and building complex software systems in a variety of industries, including 11 years as the president of his consulting firm, Living Software. Dan has his BA in Spanish and a minor in mathematics from Concordia College, and MS in Computer Science from Texas A&M.

Joel Sanderson

Joel has used his passion for software development to co-found and build a growing email security solution, now called Protected Trust. This is his 2nd startup. He has a BA in Computer Science and minors in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Hannah Rosenfeld
Clinical Operations Manager

Hannah has previously developed and managed clinical operations and reimbursement processes at the diagnostic testing company CardioDx, and conducted research at the United States Geological Society and the Stanford University School of Medicine. This is her 2nd startup. She has her BA in Biology from the University of Virginia.

Viridiana Juarez

Viridiana graduated from New York University with a BA in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She joined Oculogica in 2017, where she assists the team in daily operations such as funding efforts, clinical trial support, and product development.

Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D.

Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Uzma Samadani founded Oculogica in 2013, and her laboratory has developed the eye-tracking methodology and published six papers on its utility. She is currently the Rockswold Kaplan Endowed Chair for Traumatic Brain Injury at Hennepin County Medical Center and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota. She serves on the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Executive Committee for Trauma and Critical Care and is Scientific Program Chair of the AANS/CNS National Neurotrauma Society Joint Satellite Meeting.

Board of Advisors

Bilal Khan, MBA
President, New World Medical
P. Laxminarain, MBA
Former President, Codman Neurosurgery Johnson & Johnson
Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota
Kathryn Swintek, MBA
Managing Partner, Golden Seeds