About Us

Pocket Anatomy’s award-winning 3D visual software solution is the Google Earth of the Human Body, facilitating doctor-patient diagnoses communication and promoting patient well-being and personal healthcare understanding.

Pocket Anatomy is supported by world-class advisors, investors, and experienced company builders who have helped create, develop and provide leadership in some of the world’s most successful companies.

Dr. Brian Griffin, Cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic (Section Head at Cardiovascular Imaging in the Heart and Vascular Institute)
Dr Griffin is the author of more than 150 publications in cardiology and has edited 3 cardiology textbooks. The Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine that he edits is in its 4th edition and has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Greek and Portuguese and was voted Cardiology Book of the Year in the British Medical Association Book Awards in 2013. He was the US Associate Editor for Heart, the journal of the British Cardiac Society from 2007-13. He received the Stoke’s Medal of the Irish Cardiac Society in 2002 and was the recipient of the Medtronic Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2011. Dr Griffin graduated in medicine in 1979 from the National University of Ireland Galway. After completing medical training in Galway and Dublin, he trained at Guy’s Hospital, London and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. He was a clinical fellow in cardiology at Boston University Medical Center from 1987-9 and at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston from 1989-91. From 1991-93, he was on faculty at Dartmouth Medical School.

Areo Saffarzadeh
Dr. Areo Saffarzadeh, Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital
Dr. Areo (as he prefers to be called), is passionate about technology, education, and medicine. He has worked internationally as a medical education consultant and instructional designer, and has led multiple workshops on incorporating technology into medical education. He is currently completing a Masters degree in Educational Multimedia.

Dr. John Breslin
Dr. John Breslin, Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Informatics at the National University of Ireland Galway
John Breslin is leader of the Unit for Social Software at DERI, the world’s premier Semantic Web research institute. John is best known for being a co-founder and director of boards.ie Ltd., Ireland’s largest discussion website. John has won two IIA Net Visionary awards for his work on boards.ie and spin-off classified ads site adverts.ie. More recently, John co-founded US company StreamGlider Inc. with web entrepreneurs Nova Spivack and Bill McDaniel, a real-time streaming newsreader that can be private-labeled for content publishers on tablets.

Sean Conroy
Dr. Seán Conroy BSc (Physics) HDipEd MB BCh BAO LMCC
Seán has extensive medical, management, teaching and writing experience; Director HSE West Regional Health Office, Medical Director St Clare’s Mercy Hospital St John’s Canada, family and occupational health physician, health service accreditation surveyor, teacher and lecturer.

Paul Gilson
Paul Gilson, CSO at Novate Medical, Galway.
Paul is a Medical Device entrepreneur. Raised €60+ million of VC funds in UK, US, EU and Ireland. Currently Co-founder and CSO at Novate Medical, a Galway based medical device company developing IVC filter technology and CSO at Veryan Medical, an Imperial College spin-out developing next generation SFA stenting products. He was a co-founder and General Manager of MedNova and was responsible for the development of novel stroke treatment technologies. The Company was acquired by Abbott Laboratories. Prior to his experience in start-up companies he held a number of senior roles in Operations, Development and R&D. He is the holder of more than 30 patents for bio-materials and cardiovascular products.

Liang Hoe, Head of Strategic Partnerships, R65 Labs
Formerly a Senior Partnership Manager at Apple Inc’s Healthcare Technology team responsible for working with Digital Health developers creating mobile healthcare solutions. Liang has been working with and advising mobile health companies since the iPhone was launched in 2007. He previously held roles in program and project management at Beckman Coulter, Aclara Biosciences and Applied Biosystems. Liang is currently the Head of Strategic Partnerships for R65 Labs, a wellness software startup based in Durham, North Carolina.

Paul Kenny, Partner at Emerge Ventures (Previously: Co Founder & CEO at Safarna and Cobone)
Paul is one of the leading technology founders in the Middle East. Having founded his first venture at the age of 25 Paul went on to start 4 companies before the age of 30. At the age of 28 Paul exited his first venture and is now a Partner at Emerge Ventures which is investing into early stage growth companies in the Middle East. Paul is one of the most important figures in the Internet space in the MENA region and is an active investor, mentor and advisor. Paul has been selected as the 10th most influential person under the age of 30 in the Middle East, one of the 25 most important people in technology in the region and one of the 30 under 30 shaping Ireland’s future. Paul has made numerous investments into Internet and Technology companies worldwide and sits as an advisor and board member to several companies.

Alex Campbell
Alex Campbell, Head of Sales, BT, Ireland.
Alex has been in the ICT industry for over 25 years. His current roles are as Sales Director in the telecoms industry and he also has extensive experience in all aspects of general management up to Director and VP level. He has held previous executive roles with Eircom, IBM, General Motors and indigenous software companies both locally and internationally. His main areas of interest are: Sales Delivery/Performance, Technology Start ups, Computing & Telecommunications and International Sales. He also currently serves on the advisory board of a number of technology companies.

Rory O' Connor
Rory O’Connor, Former CEO Hewlett Packard Galway and friend and mentor from 2011-2014.
Rory held a variety of technology and senior management roles in the Irish Times, Digital, Compaq and Hewlett-Packard. With a strong track record in business innovation, he was a co-founder, on behalf of HP, of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at NUIG and participated in a governance capacity on other Science Foundation Ireland backed research clusters. Sadly, Rory passed away on Sunday 8th December 2013. He will be forever remembered for his amazing intellect, inclusive innovative spirit, and great sense of humour. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.