Our Members

Meet our team of researchers.

William Hiesinger, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cyril Zakka, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cayley Bowles, MD

CT Surgery Resident
Postdoctoral Fellow

Robyn Fong, BS

Lab Manager

Curran Phillips, BS

Lab Research Professional

Dhamanpreet Kaur, BS

Medical Student



Rohan Shad, MD

CT Surgery Resident

UPenn Medicine

Patpilai Kasinpila, MD

CT Surgery Resident

Stanford Medicine

Sandra Tian-Jiao Kong

Medical Student

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nick Quach, MD

Anesthesia Resident

Stanford Medicine

Our Collaborators

Teamwork makes the dream work.

We recognize that change rarely happens in isolation. We continuously strive to foster rich collaborations with individuals and labs across the world to further our understanding of cardiovascular health.

Alison Marsden, PhD

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Curtis P. Langlotz, MD PhD

Radiology & BioMedical Data Science

Mark Cutkosky, PhD

Mechanical Engineering & Soft Robotics

Micheal P. Fischbein

Transcriptomics in Cardiothoracic Surgery

We Are Hiring

An open and inclusive environment.

Our team is comprised of individuals of various nationalities, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds, all working towards a common goal of understanding and improving cardiovascular health.


We dream big and encourage learning from failure.


We thoroughly consider the consequences of our work and care deeply about real-world implications.


Most of our biggest works grow out of collaborations across different labs.

Ready to work with us? We're looking for talented people in a variety of roles across research, medicine, engineering, and biology.

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