Advisors

Ooney has gathered some of the strongest minds in aging, quality of care, and prehabilitation for our medical advisory board.

Medical Advisor

Ronnie Rosenthal MD

Professor of Surgery; Surgeon-In-Chief, VA Connecticut Healthcare System


Specializing in geriatric surgery, Dr. Rosenthal is dedicated to helping older adult patients who have a variety of gastrointestinal and biliary diseases. She is the Chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Geriatric Surgery Taskforce and lead editor of the major textbook on this subject. She has led or participated in many national projects to improve the surgical care of older adults, including the current John A. Hartford Foundation/ ACS Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery Project.



Medical Advisor

Katherine L. Possin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Residence
Department of Neurology, UCSF Memory and Aging Center


Dr. Possin is an Associate Professor of Neuropsychology at the Memory and Aging Center within the UCSF Department of Neurology. Dr. Possin’s research examines the neural bases of visual spatial and executive function impairments in neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and frontotemporal lobar degeneration.


Medical Advisor

Tom Robinson MD

Professor, Surgery-GI Tumor/Endocrinology


Dr. Robinson is the founder and medical director of the Center for Surgical Innovation and is the Chief of Surgery at the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Robinson is a national leader in prevention of postoperative delirium.



Medical Advisor

Heidi Engel, PT, DPT

UCSF Department of Rehabilitative Services


Heidi Engel has been a physical therapist for 29 years, she received the UCSF Colleague of Nursing Award in 2012, a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2013, and the American Physical Therapy Association Jack Walker Award for Research Excellence in 2014.


Business Advisor

Rick Beberman

Digital Health Investment and Corporate Development


Rick is an entrepreneurial-minded executive with a strong background in corporate development, strategy, idea generation, and venture capital. His career reflects significant contributions to business initiatives that enhanced corporate and stakeholder value. His background includes a deep knowledge of health information technology.



Data Science Advisor

Jemma Nelson

Data Scientist


Jemma is a full stack developer with a MS in biostatistics. He teaches organizations how to more effectively use their data with R and other programming languages and approaches.