Transforming the Future of Patient-Focused Care

Our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) was established to help support and guide our continued efforts to deliver innovative, state-of-the-art MRI solutions for managing patient outcomes. We are fortunate to have a distinguished group of leading medical and research professionals, each of whom are highly regarded for their knowledge and accomplishments within their respective areas of expertise.

SAB Chair

Terrie Eleanor Inder, MBChB

Mass General Brigham, Boston, MA

Dr. Inder is Chair of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Mass General Brigham and also a Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Newborn Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

A well-respected and recognized leader in neuroscience research and academic activities, including mentorship, Dr. Inder will serve as Chair of the inaugural Scientific Advisory Board. She is a dual boarded child neurologist and neonatologist who undertakes clinical and translational research in the nature and timing of brain injury and alterations in brain development using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. Under her leadership, her laboratory aims to conduct clinical investigations of treatments and preventive strategies that may improve outcomes in high risk infants. They strive to have a means of accurate, early diagnosis of brain injury or altered brand development. Dr. Inder has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Lori Armstrong, DNP,RN NEA-BC

TransForm Healthcare Consulting, LLC

As co-founder and Chief Transformation Officer, Lori is a renowned speaker and recognized expert on the topics of healthcare leadership & strategy, patient safety, organizational outcomes, patient progression, and patient and family advocacy.

Lori has held multiple executive level and senior leadership roles including Chief Nurse Executive at New York Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Stanford Healthcare/Stanford Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Permanente/Santa Clara Medical Center. Serving in these roles, Lori led complex change, developed transformational teams, spearheaded the redesign of quality/safety improvement systems and co-led the efforts of the patient and family advisory councils.

She previously served as Board Director President elect and President of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and was responsible for the education and growth of the members who provide care for some of the most vulnerable patients and their families in the country. Lore is also the author and coauthor of multiple publications on change leadership, advancing care and improving organizational outcomes.

P. Ellen Grant, MD

Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr Grant is the Director of the Fetal Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center (FNNDSC), holds an endowed chair in Neonatology and serves as a clinical Neuroradiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital with over twenty years of experience.

She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Grant founded the FNNDSC in 2009 to develop and optimize tools and analysis streams for better detecting and understanding both normal and abnormal brain physiology and development. The primary end goal is improving cognitive, behavioral and neurological outcomes in children with a focus on fetuses and neonates. Three modalities being developed in the center are Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). To support the computational needs of complex data analysis, her team has also developed a sophisticated computational infrastructure to facilitate and support deep-learning approaches on large datasets as well as real time data analysis. Dr. Grant leads a team of over 60 members with 15 faculty and at least 14 postdoctoral students. Dr. Grant is a Senior Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and sits on the Board of Scientific Counselors for National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and on the Committee on Scientific Affairs for the Radiological Society of North America. She has a longstanding commitment to training and education at all levels, with particular interest in developing clinicians who have an interest in working at the intersection of advanced technology and clinical translation.

Robin Steinhorn, MD

University of California San Diego | Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA

Dr. Steinhorn currently serves as Senior Vice President of Rady Children’s Hospital. Additionally, she serves as President of the Children’s Specialists of San Diego and is Vice Dean for Children’s Clinical Services at UCSD, where she is also a Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Steinhorn is a renowned physician, clinician and research specialist in the fields of neonatal perinatal medicine and fetal pulmonary development.

Dr. Steinhorn brings more than 25 years of experience as a clinical and translational investigator. She has extensively studied therapeutic interventions during the neonatal period through an integrated approach that incorporates bench, translational and clinical studies. She recently served as the Department Chair and Pediatrician in Chief for the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, where she grew the clinical research enterprise in a number of areas and participated as principal investigator on numerous trials.

Mary E. D’Alton, MD

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Dr. D’Alton is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She also serves as Director of Services at the Sloane Hospital for Women at NewYork Presbyterian.

Specializing in maternal fetal medicine, the majority of Dr. D’Alton’s practice focuses on patients with high-risk pregnancies due to complex maternal or fetal conditions. She currently serves as co-chair of ACOG District II’s Safe Motherhood Initiative, which works to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in New York State. In 2018, she opened the Mothers Center, a first-of-its-kind center focused on delivering multidisciplinary care to pregnant women with complex medical or surgical conditions. The author or contributor to over 200 publications, Dr. D’Alton is co-editor of Seminars in Perinatology and has served on the editorial board of ACOG’s Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. D’Alton also served as president of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and has held key positions in other organizations, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy Task Force and the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society (AGOS).

Patricia G. Bondurant DNP, RN

TransForm Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Dr. Bondurant is co-founder and Chief Transformation and Quality Officer of TransForm Healthcare Consulting, LLC and works closely with hospitals and health systems to develop and implement quality & safety programs.

With over 25 years of clinical and healthcare experience. Dr. Bondurant is trusted by her colleagues for her unrivaled expertise in healthcare management, neonatal and pediatric nursing, and quality improvement. Her work regionally and nationally has resulted in improved care and outcomes for neonates, children and adults. She has spent several years in nurse leadership roles at top tier pediatric hospitals and remains clinically active as a consultant to NICUs around the country. Through her leadership, she has been a key stakeholder and nursing lead in the development and implementation of the American Academy of Pediatrics NICU Levels of Care Verification Program. Dr. Bondurant is a published author of numerous articles on nursing leadership and quality improvement.

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