About

Management & Founders

Milica Radisic

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

Dr. Radisic is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She brings 15+ years of technical and management experience, leading research and large scale initiatives at the University of Toronto. Previously she co-founded Tara Biosystems.

Susan Bruggemann, MBA

COO, CFO

Susan brings both biotech startup experience and 20+ years of leadership experience in Corporate and Commercial Finance and Operations across various Fortune 100 companies, including Kraft and Xylyxbio Inc.

Serena Mandla

CSO & Product Manager

Serena graduated with a BASc/MASc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. She brings expertise in clinical translation and the development and characterization of biomaterials to Quthero.

David Elmaleh

Co-Founder & Board Director

Dr. Elmaleh is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, renowned molecular imaging expert and founder of several successful biotech companies including AZTherapies, Mersana, MolecularInsights and PureTech Health.

Advisory Board

Jeff Karp, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Karp is a Professor at Harvard Medical School, Co-founder, Skintifique, Gecko Biomedical, Alivio Therapeutics, and Frequency Therapeutics.

Jeff Biernaskie, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Biernaskie is an Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society Chair in Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing.

Dennis Orgill, MD, PhD

Scientific/Clinical Advisor

Dr. Orgill is a Vice Chair of Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Medical Director BWH Wound Care Center, and Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Leonard Miller, MD

Scientific/Clinical Advisor

Dr. Miller is a Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School Staff Surgeon at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and the Founder of Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation.

Henry Kay, MBA

Business Advisor

Henry is an angel investor and board director of several Life Sciences companies who brings 40 years of business development experience in the medical industry for major companies including Boston Scientific, Allergan, Schering-Plough and Sterling Drug.

Board of Directors

Milica Radisic, PhD

President and Founder

Dr. Radisic is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She brings 15+ years of technical and management experience, leading research and large scale initiatives at the University of Toronto. Previously she co-founded Tara Biosystems.

David Elmaleh, PhD

Quthero, and AZTherapies

Co-Founder of Quthero and Chairman and Founder of AZTherapies.

Jerry Liu

Chintoronto Business Development Inc.

Chief Financial Officer at Chintoronto Business Development Inc.

    Board Observers

    Cristina Escoda, PhD, MBA

    Tachyon Ventures

    Founding Partner and Managing Director of Tachyon Ventures.

    Dieter Jentsch, MBA

    Scotiabank

    Former Global Head of Global Banking and Markets at Scotiabank and CEO of Scotia Capital.

    Our Partners