Opticent Health's passion is to prevent blindness and debilitating vision loss:
not a modest aim, we acknowledge.

Our world-class engineers and scientists, from Northwestern University, have developed patent-pending diagnostic tools that we believe top today's best in class devices.

Our mission is to provide ophthalmologists with a non-invasive medical imaging instrument that rapidly and reliably assesses retinal health, empowering them to better diagnose and manage a variety of chronic, incurable diseases.

Meet Our World Class Team

Kieren Patel, Ph.D., J.D.

Co-founder and CEO

Hao F. Zhang, Ph.D.

Co-founder & Head of Diagnostics (DX) R&D

Cheng Sun, Ph.D.

Co-founder & Head of Advanced Fabrication (3D) R&D

Terrence Smith, Esq.

Head of Operations & General Counsel

There are about 39 million people that are blind around the world.

80% of vision problems worldwide are avoidable or even curable.

Eyes are the second most complex organ after the brain.

Wenzhong Liu, Ph.D.

Co-founder & Head of Product Engineering

Our groundbreaking technologies are pioneering the future.

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Dr. Kieren Patel is a technology entrepreneur and Opticent Health's team lead. He was formerly a Scientific Advisor in the Palo Alto office of Wilson, Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where his primary focus was patent prosecution and due diligence in the fields of biotechnology, personal genomics, and therapeutics. Dr. Patel received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology, completing his thesis on the functional and structural characterization of mitotic spindle protein complexes. He received his B.A. from Cornell University, and his J.D. and M.B.A., respectively, from Northwestern University School of Law and Kellogg School of Management.

kpatel@opticenthealth.com

Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology at Northwestern University and co-inventor of Opticent Health diagnostic’s core technologies. He is responsible for coordinating the team's efforts in R&D and product development. He has extensive experience in biomedical optics, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and photo acoustic imaging. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University. His research includes both fundamental and translational photonics and is funded by the NIH, NSF, and several national and regional foundations.

hfzhang@opticenthealth.com

Dr. Sun is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University and co-inventor of Opticent Health 3D's core technologies. He is responsible for coordinating the team's efforts in R&D and product development. He has extensive experience in optics and advanced manufacturing. Dr. Sun received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. His research includes both fundamental and translational photonics and is primarily funded by the NSF and private foundations.

csun@opticenthealth.com

Mr. Smith serves as the Head of Operations and General Counsel of Opticent Health. He began his career as a Corporate & Securities attorney with Cooley LLP, and has subsequently been involved in numerous start-up company financings, commercial contract negotiations, and general corporate legal matters. He has also worked as a contract negotiator for Bank of America, assigned to its Fortune 100 clients. He holds B.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of San Diego, and an LL.M., with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center.

tsmith@opticenthealth.com

Dr. Liu serves as Head of Product Engineering and leads product development for Opticent Health. He received his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 2016, and has considerable expertise in developing multiple optical imaging systems for ophthalmology applications. He has published 24 journal papers; been co-inventor on 3 optical imaging patent applications; been invited for over 10 oral conference presentations; served as a reviewer of over 30 optical journal papers; and won numerous awards, including the HHMI international student fellow award.

wliu@opticenthealth.com

Dr. Radosevich serves as Head of Device Software Engineering for Opticent Health. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2014 following 3 years of fellowship support funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. With over 10 years of progressive experience in biomedical optics and imaging, Dr. Radosevich’s research expertise ranges from the basic physics of light-tissue interaction to the creation of break-through optical imaging/sensing technologies to the design/development of clinical instrumentation and to large-scale multi-center clinical trials.

aradosevich@opticenthealth.com