Meet the Team

Lishan Aklog, MD

Co-Founder and Chairman

Dr. Aklog is an adult heart surgeon/entrepreneur and Chairman & CEO of PAVmed Inc. (Nasdaq: PAVM), a multi-product medical device company which he co-founded based in 2014 on a portfolio of five of his own inventions. He also serves as Executive Chairman of two privately held medical diagnostics subsidiaries he co-founded – Lucid Diagnostics Inc. and Solys Diagnostics Inc.He previously co-founded Pavilion Holdings Group LLC, which created four medical device companies including venture-backed Vortex Medical which developed and commercialized his life- saving invention AngioVac® and was sold in 2012 to Angiodynamics (Nasdaq: ANGO). Read Full Bio

Daniel Engelman, MD

Co-Founder and Vice Chairman

Dr. Engelman is the Medical Director of the Heart, Vascular and Critical Care Units at Baystate Medical Center, in Springfield, MA, USA. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Massachusetts-Baystate, and Tufts University School of Medicine. He started the Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS® Cardiac) Collaborative to internationally standardize best practices. He has led a group of international experts to publish the first consensus guidelines following cardiac surgery in Jama Surgery. Read Full Bio

HeathChain Advisory Board


Allen D. Hamdan, MD

Board Member
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Lahey Health. Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical.


Marc Gerdisch, MD

Board Member

Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Franciscan St. Francis Health.


Bradley S. Foster, MD

Board Member
Retina Surgeon, Springfield MA, Innovator, Inventor, CMO of Venture Capital Firm.