The Lumis Team
Our team brings decades of experience in business, healthcare innovation, engineering, and clinical education to the company resulting in a customer-driven, groundbreaking solution.
Our scientific advisory board members are distinguished thought leaders in clinical practice and education providing a user-centric lens to our InSight Platform™.
Together, we are driven by the desire to offer better solutions for training healthcare professionals.
Nehal Bhojak has been an early investor, EIR, and board member at Lumis since its inception in 2017 and brings over 20 years of experience in early-stage investment, new venture creation, technology commercialization and corporate innovation to the company.
Prior to joining Lumis, she ran Silicon Valley -based OneValley's innovation center in Pittsburgh. She continues to be engaged with the group as Senior Advisor, assisting them with strategic ecosystem development activities. She is also Adjunct Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering teaching Medical Product Entrepreneurship.
From 2017 to 2021, she was the Managing Director of Pittsburgh CREATES, an industry facing innovation center at the intersection of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh that helped established and emerging medical device companies build, validate, and commercialize the next generation of their technologies. From 2003 through 2017, Nehal was part of the leadership team at Idea Foundry, a technology - based economic development and investment organization. As its Director of Innovation, she led the creation, growth and operational management of their Healthcare & Life Sciences Accelerator and Investment programs where she was EIR to 177 new ventures across diverse industry verticals that cumulatively raised $435M in follow-on capital, generated $300M in revenue and led to acquisitions by Fortune 500 companies. In her role as EIR, she worked closely with the management teams of emerging companies to help them address critical business needs including product strategy, sales, marketing, fundraising and strategic planning. She was also responsible for managing Idea Foundry's university and corporate partnering initiatives.
Nehal has deep roots in Pittsburgh's innovation ecosystem and is on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association and advisor to several start-ups. She has held positions as Senior Consulting Engineer at i2 Technologies, Dallas and Whittman-Hart, Chicago in the areas of management consulting, optimization, supply chain management and product strategy.
Nehal holds a Master's degree from the Heinz College of Public Policy & Management at Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
When Ryan was first introduced to Lumis's work, his immediate reaction was a wish that he had access to similar resources during his time as a student. He began work with Lumis as an intern, and after graduating with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, he transitioned into a software developer role and has been working with Lumis to provide students with accessible healthcare simulation ever since.
Brittnee graduated from Duquesne University in May of 2021 with her BA in Marketing and minors in Legal Studies and International Business.
During her time at Duquesne she held board positions within multiple organizations and spent a lot of time marketing for different brands and organizations. She served as the Vice President of the Duquesne Hockey team where she was the first female on the board and also implemented an internship program. While studying as a full time student Brittnee also worked multiple jobs and helped in Marketing and Business Development for her family's company, Warner Design & Build.
Following her graduation Brittnee began working as an Insurance Marketing Intern before joining the Lumis team.
She is currently pursuing a Professional MBA and Entrepreneurship Certificate at Duquesne and independently working towards becoming a licensed real estate agent.
Clinical Thought Leaders
CAPT(ret) Michael Spooner, MD, FACC, Mercy One, currently serves as an At-Large Member of the SSH Board of Directors and previously he served as Co-Chair for the 2021 IMSH Delivers Annual Meeting. He has been involved in simulation education for over 15 years, and as a member of the SSIH for 8 years. Professionally, he is a staff Electrophysiologist, Invasive Cardiologist, and member of the Fellowship Faculty at the Mason City Clinic in Mason City, Iowa where he continues to lead simulation activities for residents and fellows. Prior to retirement from the U.S. Navy in 2020, Spooner served as Director of the Healthcare Simulation and Bioskills Training Center at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. In his military capacity, he was instrumental in coordinating and expanding the Navy's involvement in a broad range of real-time high fidelity medical simulation events for predeployment trauma on U.S. Naval warships, obstetrics, Code-Blue training, and primary care skills training through several novel training curricula for physicians, nurses, and corpsmen. His programs continue to directly support Graduate Medical Education (GME), and patient safety and skills sustainment initiatives. As a board-certified and practicing electrophysiologist and invasive cardiologist, Spooner’s professional interests and contributions vary from analyzing rare cardiac electrical abnormalities, developing and studying simulation skills curriculum for independent practitioners, and improving education in heart rhythm monitoring and surveillance. He is a Fellow of the SSIH, past Chair of the Directors for Simulation Centers Special Interest Group, and current member of the SSH Finance and Audit Committee. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the American College of Cardiology's Simulation Work Group and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society.
Charles Lin, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, UPMC, is an academic anesthesiologist with over 10 years of experience teaching anesthesia trainees. He is fellowship-trained in acute pain management and regional anesthesia including performing nerve blocks. Lin received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
April Hollenbeck, PA-C, Advanced Practice Provider Supervisor, UPMC Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is a certified Physician Assistant with 18 years of experience in pediatrics. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Masters of Physician Assistant Program at Chatham University since 2006 teaching future physician assistants through problem based learning. Ms. Hollenbeck received her undergraduate degree from John Carroll University and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University.
Adam Z. Tobias, MD, MPH, FACEP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is a practicing emergency physician with over 15 years of experience educating medical students, residents, and paramedics. He is board-certified in both emergency medicine and emergency medical services, and serves as the Associate Program Director of the emergency medicine residency at UPMC. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and serves as course director for several medical school courses, where he specializes in simulation training. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and received his MD and MPH from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed residency and fellowship training. In addition to being an educator and a clinician, he provides medical command to ground and aeromedical EMS services and for commercial airlines dealing with in-flight medical emergencies. He also serves as an emergency physician for the National Football League and the National Hockey League.
Gerhardt Konig, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering, UPMC, completed his undergraduate studies in Bioengineering at the University of California at San Diego, and completed medical school and residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC. He is an attending anesthesiologist at UPMC and is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
Konig’s current research, clinical, and academic interests include remote monitoring systems and clinical dashboards, clinical education, autonomous control of fluid and blood product administration, and perioperative sensors, devices, technology, and innovation.
He is a member of several professional societies and organizations focused on anesthesiology and technology and is a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed publications.