Domain Experts

Domain experts in technologies and heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders are charged with opening and maintaining a dialogue between B-BIC and the clinicians and researchers at the front line of care and research. Domain experts work with B-BIC to assess areas of clinical unmet need, seek out and connect with clinicians and scientists who have creative ideas about applying technologies to patient-care solutions, provide seasoned guidance and mentorship of young investigators, and provide expert reviews of proposals submitted to B-BIC in its efforts to identify projects chosen for development.


Elisabeth Battinelli, M.D. - BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

Dr. Battinelli is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Division of Hematology.  Dr. Battinelli splits her time between clinical and research responsibilities.  She has a specialty clinic that cares for patients with platelet, hemostasis, and thrombotic disorders and also works closely with the Pathology Department in interpreting coagulation testing.  In addition, she has a research laboratory that focuses on understanding the interaction between platelets and cancer cells and how regulation of platelet function can inhibit metastasis

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Nancy Berliner, M.D. - Brigham and Women's Hospital

Chief, Division of Hematology and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.  Her research spans the fields of both benign and malignant hematologic disorders. She is Deputy Editor for Blood, and a member of the Institute of Medicine. 




John Brownstein, Ph.D. - Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Brownstein is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Medical School and a faculty member of the Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Brownstein works on new statistical modeling and medical informatics approaches for accelerating the translation of public health surveillance research into practice.  

Benjamin Ebert, M.D., Ph.D.

Benjamin Ebert is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Institute Member of the Broad Institute, Leader of the Leukemia Program for the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and co-Director of the Cancer Program at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.  He received a bachelor's degree from Williams College, a doctorate from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  The Ebert laboratory has a long-standing interest in the genetic lesions that drive myeloid malignancies and the clinical and biological consequences of specific mutations.  



Farouc Jaffer is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 2013, he was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI).  He is the Director of Vascular Imaging at the Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging Program.  His lab is interested in applying molecular imaging technology to 1) understand the evolution and therapy of inflammation in atherosclerosis though serial, high-resolution imaging and 2) develop translatable, catheter-based fluorescence technology to study vascular disease in human coronary sized arteries.


Dr. Levy is the Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. His research focuses on the roles of endogenous counter-regulatory mediators in the lung, and his lab’s mission is to identify novel pathways and cellular targets that promote resolution of pulmonary inflammation or injury and to translate these findings to develop a better understanding of physiology and the pathogenesis of lung disease. His work is helping to establish naturally-derived small molecules as templates for rational new drug design.


Ellis J. Neufeld, M.D, Ph.D. - Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Neufeld received both MD and PhD degrees in 1985 from Washington University, St. Louis. He completed specialty training in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s, where he joined the faculty in 1990.  Dr. Neufeld is co-chief of the Clinical Research Center and Program Director of the Clinical and Translational Studies Unit at Boston Children’s. He is an international leader in studies of pediatric ITP,  treatment of iron overload in transfused patients with thalassemia and related disorders, as well as studies of the genes that cause inherited blood disorders. 

Susan Redline, M.D. - Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Redline is the Peter C. Farrell Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.  She directs the Program in Sleep and Cardiovascular Medicine based at Harvard Medical School that has as a key aim the identification and evaluation of interventions to improve sleep health and reduce related cardiovascular and metabolic morbidities. She leads the National Sleep Reseach Resource, a NHLBI resource for disseminating sleep and other data to the scientific community, and also the Sleep Apnea Patient Centered Outcomes Network, which is a patient powered research network within PCORI's PCORnet.





 David Scadden, M.D. - Massachusetts General Hospital

He is the Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director, and co-founder, Harvard Stem Cell Institute.  His laboratory focuses on the regulation of hematopoiesis by both hematopoietic cell autonomous and non-autonomous means, with particular emphasis on the hematopoietic stem cell niche and its role in normal and malignant disease.


Frederick J. Schoen, M.D. Ph.D - Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Schoen is Senior Pathologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School and Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Schoen investigates medical device development and pathology, mechanical and tissue heart valve substitutes and tissue engineering of heart valves.


Gary Tearney, M.D., Ph.D. - Massachusetts General Hospital

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director, Wellman Center for Photomedicine. He has spent over 20 years developing and validating new imaging technologies to combat human disease, most notably optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology. He directs a laboratory responsible for first-in-human studies with pulmonary, coronary vessel, and esophageal OCT devices and he is currently the PI of approximately 10 clinical trials that investigate  the clinical utility of these technologies.


 Scott Weiss, M.D. - Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Partners Health Care Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine (PCPGM), Associate Director of the Channing Division of Network Medicine and the co-leader of the Systems Genetics and Genomics research group at the Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, BWH.  Dr. Weiss has authored or co-authored over 550 papers and co-written and co-edited four books, including a comprehensive textbook in respiratory genetics. He has been continuously funded by NHLBI for 38 years and was recently identified as part of the top 1% of biomedical researchers in terms of impact (Eur J Clin Investigation 2013 PMID: 24134636).