EntelMed’s Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Burklow is the Chief Executive Officer of EntelMed, Inc. as of September 8, 2020. From July 2015 to November 2019, Mr. Burklow was Chief Executive Officer of seven hospitals owned by Prime Healthcare Management, which has 1,415 beds and 6,400 employees and combined annual revenue of $720 million. The hospital system has 66,000 admissions, 430 ADC, 163,000 ER visits and four teaching programs with 125 residents and fellows. From 2009 to 2015 Mr. Burklow was Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Hospital, a 169-bed suburban hospital with $130 million in annual revenue, 64 psychiatric beds, an open-heart surgery program, daily census of 104 and 29,000 ER Visits. The hospital employed 28 physicians in four clinics and owned a free-standing surgery center. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Burklow was Vice President of Operations of Merit Health Systems, a private equity backed hospital Management Company which operated two hospitals; 182 beds at Nix Healthcare in San Antonio, TX, and 365 beds at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. Merit collectively had $250 million in annual net revenue and 2,000 employees. Mr. Burklow has an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University and a B.S. in Commerce from University of Louisville.
Joseph Barr, PhD.
Chief Technology Officer
Joseph Barr, Ph.D. is the Chief Technology Officer of EntelMed, Inc. Since 2017, Mr. Barr has served as the Chief Data Scientist and Managing Director of Barr Analytics LLC, where he engages with customers on projects relating to data science, cybersecurity, optimization, and econometrics. His clients span a wide range of industries, including software, entertainment, financial services, and manufacturing. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Barr was Chief Analytics Officer of Home Union, an investment company specializing in an alternate class of assets, with annual revenue of $15 million. Mr. Barr reported directly to the CEO of Home Union and built the new data practices for the company, which included big data technologies, data science practice, and data science governance practices. Mr. Barr has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of New Mexico, an M.S. in Mathematics from Florida State University, and a B.A. in Mathematics & Statistics from University of Haifa (Israel).
Romeo Sporici, MD.
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Brandywine Hospital, Hospital Medicine Program Director, Chief of Medicine, Brandywine Hospital.
Keith Burgess, PhD.
Keith Burgess, Ph.D. is the Principal Scientist of EntelMed, Inc. Since 2009, Mr. Burgess has been a GPS, Radar, and Prognostic and Health Maintenance (PHM) Subject Matter Expert at Northrop Grumman for the F-35 and its Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. His current role includes identifying and troubleshooting radar failure modes, and helping develop new businesses that exploit aerial platform sensors. From 1997 to 2009, Mr. Burgess worked at Lockheed Martin, where he managed both technical and functional groups in R&D, and held positions of Software Architect, Systems Engineer, and Integration Test Lead. Prior to 1997, Mr. Burgess co-owned a company focused on developing 3-D audio projection sound technology and was an R&D Engineer at M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Burgess has experienced the entire product development life cycle, from conception to post-production support. Mr. Burgess has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Chicago.
Peter Shaw, PhD.
Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Nanjing University, Former Senior Lecturer at Massey University, Former Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University, PhD. in Computer Science from Newcastle University
Vagelis Hristidis, PhD.
Vagelis Hristidis, Ph.D. is a member of EntelMed, Inc.’s Science Advisory Team. Since 2011, Mr. Hristidis has been an Associate Professor and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, Riverside. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Hristidis was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. Mr. Hristidis has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, an M.S. in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from National Technical University of Athens.
Daniela D’Auria, PhD.
Daniella D’Auria, Ph.D. is a Scientist at EntelMed, Inc. Since 2020, Ms. D’Auria has been an Assistant Professor of Medical Devices and Robotics at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). Since 2011, Ms. De’Auria has been involved in the organization of a variety of conferences relating to artificial intelligence, robotics, and engineering. Ms. D’Auria is the author of dozens of articles published or presented in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Ms. D’Auria holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Automation Engineering from University of Naples Federico II (Italy), and a Laurea degree (equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree) in Biomedical Engineering from University of Naples Federico II (Italy).
Fabio Persia, PhD.
Fabio Persia, Ph.D. is a Scientist at EntelMed, Inc. Since 2015, Mr. Persia has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). Mr. Persia is the author of dozens of articles published or presented in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Mr. Persia holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Naples (Italy), an M.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Naples (Italy), and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Naples (Italy).