Dr. Seslar is co-director of the UW Adult Congenital Electrophysiology Program and a UW associate professor of pediatrics. In addition to general cardiology, he is an expert in heart rhythm disorders and electrophysiology procedures. He led the development of a national quality improvement registry in pediatric and congenital electrophysiology. Dr. Seslar earned his bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and his M.D. /Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He did his pediatric residency training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) followed by pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Following this Dr. Seslar was the director of the electrophysiology program at UCSD. After 4 years at this position, he moved to the UW in 2008 to direct the Adult Congenital Electrophysiology Program
Ryan James is a PhD candidate in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Washington. His research is focused on understanding how mixed reality can improve medical practices. His PhD committee includes Beth Ripley, MD, PhD (radiology), Tom Furness, PhD (the grandfather of virtual reality), Jim Brinkley, MD, PhD (biologcal structure), and John Gennari, PhD (physiology). He received a B.S. in computer science from University of Michigan then worked as a full stack developer for Microsoft for four years.
Mark Laughery is a recent graduate from the Human-Centered Design & Engineering Masters program at the University of Washington. Prior to Pear Med, Mark worked as a User Experience Engineer on an NIH-funded global health project in Kenya, as well as for a health and academic research tech startup based in Nairobi. He has a colorful and expanding hat collection from his experience at startups across the US, Asia, and Africa. His background is in analytics and has a Bachelors of Science in Economics.
Ross Drake has a nursing background that has been expanded into the private sector with multiple stops at med-tech companies. This has increased his knowledge of business, clinical, and sales thought processes of both large and small medical device companies. His most recent nursing experience was at Seattle Childrens Hospital in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
Jenna Permut is a rising sophomore and computer science student at the University of Southern California. Her passion for computer science began at the University of Washington, where she participated in the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering's Young Scholars Program as a researcher and programmer in the UW Sensor Systems Lab. Jenna's main interest involves using computer science to reinvent and improve common medical practices.