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Wassim M. Haddad, PhD


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Wassim M. Haddad, PhD


Wassim M. Haddad, PhD   Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Scientific Advisor

Wassim M. Haddad, PhD

Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Scientific Advisor

Wassim M. Haddad, PhD

Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Scientific Advisor

Dr. Wassim M. Haddad is the Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Scientific Advisor of Autonomous Healthcare. From August 2012 to June 2015 he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Autonomous Healthcare.

Dr. Haddad holds the David Lewis Professor of Dynamical Systems and Control in the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has authored or coauthored over 600 archival journal and conference publications as well as seven textbooks and monographs in the areas of science, mathematics, medicine, and engineering. His monograph, Nonnegative and Compartmental Dynamical Systems (Princeton University Press, 2010), provides the theoretical foundations for closed-loop control in clinical pharmacology. Dr. Haddad's adaptive control algorithms for intraoperative anesthesia have been used in clinical studies involving over 50 subjects to control the level of anesthesia with excellent regulation. Dr. Haddad is a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow, a member of the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences, and an IEEE Fellow for contributions to robust, nonlinear, and hybrid control systems.

Behnood Gholami, PhD


Behnood Gholami, PhD


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Behnood Gholami, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO

Dr. Behnood Gholami is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Autonomous Healthcare. He served as the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Autonomous Healthcare from 2013-2015.

Dr. Gholami’s work in developing smart algorithms to address current challenges in critical care has appeared extensively in the literature including a feature article in the IEEE Spectrum. He has served as the principal investigator on numerous grants and contracts sponsored by the US Army, Defense Health Agency, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Gholami was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Associated Researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard from 2011-2012. Prior to Harvard, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. Dr. Gholami received the PhD degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech in 2010, where his doctoral dissertation focused on the problem of closed-loop control of cardiopulmonary management and intensive care unit sedation. Dr. Gholami completed a Graduate Certificate Program in Engineering Entrepreneurship at the College of Management, Georgia Tech in 2010.

James M. Bailey, MD, PhD


James M. Bailey, MD, PhD


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James M. Bailey, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. James M. Bailey is the Chief Medical Officer of Autonomous Healthcare and the Medical Director of Critical Care at the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, Gainesville, GA.

Dr. Bailey in collaboration with Dr. Haddad pioneered the use of adaptive control technology for controlling the depth of anesthesia in clinical studies involving more than 50 patients. His work on the role of feedback control theory in clinical pharmacology is widely recognized in the scientific community.

Formerly, Dr. Bailey served as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer and the Chief Medical Officer of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA. He has more than 30 years of experience in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Bailey was the Co-Director of the North Georgia Critical Care Collaborative, which involved a joint effort between a number of hospitals in Georgia to improve the delivery of critical care in the North Georgia region. This collaborative was awarded a $10.7 million Health Care Innovations Award from the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

Timothy S. Phan


Timothy S. Phan


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Timothy S. Phan

Director of Engineering

Timothy S. Phan is the Director of Engineering at Autonomous Healthcare. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Previously, he was a graduate student research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine investigating cardiovascular system dynamics with a focus on non-invasive phenotyping (echocardiography, cardiac MRI, arterial tonometry) of aging and heart failure.

Brett Malone, PhD


Brett Malone, PhD


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Brett Malone, PhD

Chief Commercial Officer

Dr. Brett Malone is the Chief Commercial Officer at Autonomous Healthcare. a senior executive leader with experience in opening new markets and generating business for innovative products and technologies. He has over 20 years of experience in therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, synthetic biology, biomarkers, and novel platforms.

He has extensive experience in commercialization strategy, partner development with industry and managing complex alliances to secure funding, and international development across Asia and Europe. Hi prior roles involved serving as CEO, COO, and CCO. His accomplishments include:

  • Securing over $80M in Venture Capital for numerous projects

  • Technology licensing and commercialization

  • Strategic planning for new product initiatives

  • Business development and market planning

His prior experience includes President and CEO of antibiotics development biotech firm, Operations and Informatics leadership role for a synthetic biology startup, Partner in a biomarker diagnostics firm, Founder of a biomarker discovery service firm, and President of a defense software firm. Dr. Malone received the PhD degree in computational methods and engineering from Virginia Tech.