Our Mission

At ThinkSono, we are committed to removing the barriers to universal ultrasound access. We are working towards a world where ultrasound diagnosis can be provided safely at the point of care by any healthcare professional leading to lower diagnostic cost, reduced wait times and better patient care.

Meet our founders

ThinkSono was founded in 2016 by Fouad Al Noor and Sven Mischkewitz. The two met during the entrepreneur first program in London where they found a common interest in improving access to medical diagnostics worldwide.

Fouad Al Noor

Co-Founder & CEO

Fouad has a masters in Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology from the University of Southampton. He worked as a research assistant at Imperial College London before joining Entrepreneur First. He wrote his thesis on paper-based medical diagnostics using image processing.

Sven Mischkewitz

Co-Founder & CTO

Sven is an award-winning software engineer from Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany. Before joining Entrepreneur First, he worked on annotation tools for brain cells on projects for the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research. He focused on the field of Human-Computer-Interaction during his studies.

Future applications

There are many applications that ThinkSono are working on. Some of these are listed below. Please reach out if you wish to develop an application with ThinkSono!

AutoEFAST

Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma

AutoSAFE

Wrist fracture detection

AutoAAA

Abdominal aortic aneurism (AAA)

AutoCS

Carotid stenosis

Our team

We have brought together a team of dedicated forward thinking engineers and clinicians from across the globe.

Dr. Bernhard Kainz

Scientific Advisor & Machine Learning Consultant

Dr. Bernhard has a BSc, MSc, and PhD in Computer Science and is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He is working on translational high-performance medical image analysis, machine learning, visualisation, and interactive real-time image processing techniques.

Soren Tietböhl

Software Engineer

Sören is a Software Engineer with a Masters Degree from Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany. He is an all-rounder in both in-depth theoretical concepts and practical software solutions. His thesis was focused on improving evolutionary algorithms by using SAT-solving techniques.

Prof. Mattias Heinrich

Scientific Advisor & Machine Learning Consultant

Dr. Mattias is an Associate Professor at the University of Lubeck in Germany. He won a prize for the best UK PhD thesis in Computer Vision and the MIDL best paper award.

Jonas Oppenheimer

Lead Medical Analyst

Jonas is a final year medical student at the Charité university Berlin. At ThinkSono he is supervising and reviewing the data labeling process working with 10+ people annotating medical data.

Beth George

Working Student

Beth is a second year mathematics student at University College London. She joined ThinkSono in August and has worked on various projects including data collection, building a benchmark dataset and reviewing the Quality Management System

Magnus Henkel

Software Engineer

Magnus is a Computer Engineer passionate about web development, data science and machine learning. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

David Matos

PhD – Lead Android Engineer

David is the Android development lead at ThinkSono. He has a PhD in Computer Sciences and Engineering, from Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon, Lisbon and has extensive experience in software development both as a solution’s architect and Data Scientist.

Dignesh Shah

PhD – Regulatory and Quality Affairs

Dignesh is leading ThinkSono’s QA and regulatory affairs section. He has 10 years experience both from an EU and USA regulatory affairs perspective, and helps guide the company to comply with all relevant regulations. He has a PhD in Medical Engineering and is a Qualified Pharmacist.

Norbert Naskov

Senior Software Engineer

Norbert is an experienced software engineer, having worked both in Silicon valley and London. Norbert will lead the cloud and mobile architecture of ThinkSono’s technology stack.

Our advisors

Our advisors have decades of experience in radiology, vascular surgery and haematology as well as commercialisation of medical technologies.

Dr. Ramin Mandegaran

MBBS BSc FRCR FRCPC- Radiologist & Clinical Advisor

Dr. Ramin is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist in Alberta, Canada. He has presented at numerous international conferences, published multiple papers and has a particular interest in ultrasound, with many years of practical experience with DVT diagnosis.

Dr. Efthymios Avgerinos

Professor of Surgery University of Pittsburgh

Dr Avgerinos is Professor of Surgery and has been a faculty of the University of Pittsburgh since 2011. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer reviewed publications and chapters on vascular surgery and his work has been widely cited and recognized with international awards. Particularly for venous disease he has been focusing on acute DVT interventions.

Dr Nicola Curry

Consultant Haematologist – Oxford University Hospital

Dr Nicola Curry is the Head of Department for the Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, which specialises in the care of inherited and acquired bleeding and thrombotic disorders. Her research focuses on the better understanding of the pathophysiology of trauma coagulopathy and in particular the influence of the endothelium on the evolution of the coagulopathy and the associated bleeding.

Gregg Sando, MBA, MSc

MBA, MSc – Board member

Gregg has a B.A. Biochemistry from Harvard University, an M.B.A. University of Chicago and an MSc Immunology, Imperial College London. After a career in investment banking based both in London and New York, he completed his Immunology MSc degree at the medical school of Imperial College. Recognising the significant progress taking place in the field of cellular immunotherapy, Gregg formed Cell Medica in cooperation with a small group of the leading clinicians and immunologists who were pioneering this new mode of medical treatment.

Marc Barlow

Commercial Advisor

Marc has worked extensively within the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, with a career spanning 22 years. In 2005 he joined GE Healthcare’s Global Marketing team initially as Head of Neurology Marketing and in 2010 was promoted to the Head of Care Area Marketing, a position he held until December 2019, where he was responsible for disease strategy for the organisation.

Dr. Raham Karimaghaei

MBBS BSc FRCR- Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist, Clinical Advisor

Dr Karimaghaei trained in Medicine at St George’s Hospital in London, and then gained extensive experience in Emergency Medicine before undertaking specialist Radiological and Interventional training in leading London Hospitals including St George’s, Great Ormond street, and the Royal Marsden.

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