3D HEALS is a healthcare 3D printing innovation platform
- To educate the community about the innovations and applications of healthcare 3D printing.
- To facilitate global multidisciplinary collaborative innovations in healthcare 3D printing.
- To help with quality control, standardization, and scaling of in healthcare 3D printing.
While 3D printing is a 30-year-old technology, its consumer applications are still at its infancy stage. Lower cost printers and materials allow for more players to get involve and identify new and interesting opportunities. This trend has received a major traction in the past couple of years and the use of 3D printers have been explored in several verticals including healthcare, where direct human benefits were witnessed by a few pioneer cases (e.g. Invisialign, hearing aids, etc…)
Everyone who is actively engaged or simply interested in the application of 3D printing technology in healthcare sector is invited to join. This includes but not limited to healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, developers, investors, designers, and regulators. We welcome everyone from medical, dental, bioprinting communities to join us and tackle daring projects together.
Hui Jenny Chen, M.D.
Jenny is trained as a neuroradiologist, founder/CEO of 3DHEALS, a company focusing on curating healthcare 3D printing ecosystem. Her main interests include medical education, 3D printing in the healthcare sector, and artificial intelligence. She is also a current adjunct clinical faculty in the radiology department at Stanford Healthcare.
Member, Board of Advisors
Michelle Gabriel is an Operations and Process Improvement consultant at the Bay Area. She holds a BS and MS from MIT and MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She has worked and consulted in industries ranging from semiconductors to software delivery, start-up and established, large and small.
Ronan Killeen, M.D.
Community Manager, Dublin
Ronan is a radiologist working within St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. He did his fellowship training in NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Neuroradiology and Molecular imaging. His interests include medical education, health technology and entrepreneurship in addition to multi-modality imaging of neurological disease.He is currently an examiner for the Faculty of Radiology in Ireland and Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University College Dublin.
Community Manager, Munich
Hannah is a research associate at the Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems of the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. She lives in Munich, where she also studied medical technologies at the faculty of mechanical engineering at the TU Munich. Her research concentrates on 3D printing of medical models and devices based on anatomical image data.
Kate first completed a degree in Biochemistry then pursued a masters in Biomedical Engineering. She is interested in the interaction of materials with biological systems, the advancement of bioprinting, and the creation of patient-specific devices.all.
Megan is a pre-medical student at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). She is majoring in economics with minors in chemistry and biology. She aspires to one day work at the intersection of medicine, technology, and innovation.
Community Manager, Boston
Community Manager, San Franciso
Jana is trained as a pediatrician; she worked in University Hospitals in France and in Czech Republic. She also worked as a physician in Ivory Coast with Doctors without Borders and that experience further increased her interest in new technologies and approaches to make quality healthcare more affordable and accessible.Jana is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Radiology department at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and she resides in Bay Area with her family and 3 children.Outside of work Jana has a passion for interior design, ballroom dancing, ice-skating and enjoys spending time with her family.
Member, Board of Advisors
Nora is an Additive Manufacturing expert and engaged in inspiring women to embrace Tech. careers in the 3D Printing industry. Nora founded Women in 3D Printing in 2014 to feature women leaders in the Additive Manufacturing sector through interviews and portraits. She also initiated #3DTalk, a series of events in the Bay Area and in major industry events like the CES, Inside 3D Printing, and etc.
Community Manager, Dubai
Mohamed Elawad is the founder of Medativ, a Dubai based research and consulting firm focused on the medical applications of 3D printing.
As an entrepreneur and technologist, his passion is leveraging emerging technology to advance healthcare, and making healthcare more accessible and affordable. These interests led him to becoming one of the strongest proponents and enablers of 3D printing in medicine in the Middle East.
Dr. Alex Alamri
Community Manager, London
Alex is a neurosurgical resident at The Royal London Hospital in the United Kingdom. He graduated from St . George’s, University of London in 2011 and finished his Foundation training in Cambridge. He was a full time anatomy demonstrator at King’s College London and a clinical fellow in neurosurgery at King’s College Hospital in 2014 before starting neurosurgery training in London.
He sees medical education as a vital part of being a good doctor and is also a budding medical illustrator. His interest in 3D printing has stemmed from the desire to create patient-specific anatomical models for surgical planning and consenting, as well as creating neurosurgical simulation models.
Outside of work he likes photography, drawing, supersport motorbikes and spending time with his wife and daughter.