L E A D E R S H I P
Yuri currently serves as President of Geneva Health Solutions (GHS), a subsidiary of BioTelemetry, the largest cardiac monitoring service provider in the world. As CEO and Co-Founder of Geneva Health Solutions, he successfully oversaw the growth of GHS from a small startup to the leading technology-enabled solutions provider in the implantable cardiac device data management space. In Q1 of 2019, GHS was acquired by BioTelemetry, Inc., combining external and implantable cardiac monitoring services into one company. He was recently selected to MM&M Editorial’s 2019 Top Healthcare Transformer’s List. This distinguished list recognizes the Top 40 individuals who have made great contributions to healthcare and truly transformed the industry, as selected by MM&M Editorial.
Yuri has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry focused on healthcare and the public sector, which included another successful acquisition event for Anakam Inc., an internet security company focused on healthcare. As Chief Revenue Officer for Anakam, Yuri was responsible for driving triple-digit revenue growth placing Anakam on the Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies list. Anakam was acquired by Equifax, Inc in 2010. His additional experience includes product management and sales leadership roles at some of the most innovative technology companies including Microstrategy, Siebel, Oracle, Symantec, and Okta.
Yuri holds a Masters in International Development Economics from the American University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor in History and Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Manish Wadhwa is an actively practicing, board certified Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist in San Diego, CA. As Geneva’s Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder, Dr. Wadhwa ensures the Geneva Suite brings clinical and workflow value to its customers.
After interviewing for medical school at the age of 16, Dr. Wadhwa enrolled at Penn State University’s Thomas Jefferson Medical College Six Year BSc-MD Program. Upon completion, Dr. Wadhwa trained in Internal Medicine and General Cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Cardiology training with 2 years of advanced fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Wadhwa has expertise in both implanted device management and follow-up, as well as, invasive and non-invasive treatments of arrhythmias. He has been serving the San Diego community in private practice since 2000.
Dr. Wadhwa also is or has recently served on Physician Advisory Boards for Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, St. Jude Medical, and Sanofi-Aventis. He also is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Wadhwa has been an author on over 10 medical papers and has also lectured extensively on clinical issues within Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has been and continues to be involved with several post-market evaluations of commercially available implanted device leads and generators.
RN BSN CCDS
VP of Clinical Operations
Debra Halligan RN BSN CCDS
Deb Halligan is the clinical leader of the pacemaker/ICD clinic at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA. She has been responsible for providing and managing the care of patients with a pacemaker, loop recorder, and ICD. She was one of the early adopters or remote monitoring and has created and implemented a successful home monitoring (HM) practice for all ICD, loop and PM patients. She established safe home monitoring guidelines, created alert protocols, standardized the alert system across four vendors, and educated staff, physicians, and patients to the utilization of remote monitoring. She has presented on HM at Heart Rhythm Society in 2013, 2014, and will be presenting again in 2017. Her practice has been considered the gold standard by her peers during a 2012 roundtable discussion for Cardiovascular Business Journal. She has also written several articles for EP Lab Digest, sharing best practice. Deb joins Geneva Healthcare to provide her expertise in building their service model for remote monitoring.
VP of Operations
Jeff has over 16 years of experience in the information technology space with a specific focus on enterprise mission critical technology design in the media and entertainment and financial services sector. Prior to joining Geneva Healthcare, Jeff worked for 10 years at FOX where he was directly responsible for designing and building scalable enterprise cloud solutions including traditional hardware based technology platforms. Recently Jeff was IT Director of Cloud Computing and Operations at Fox Entertainment group where he was focused on designing scalable enterprise hybrid cloud services while managing a global server operation teams responsible for 2,000+ servers. Jeff was also the Director of Cloud Computing for Fox Networks Group as the enterprise architect building cloud service solutions with full disaster recovery for Tier 1 applications and single sign-on integration with many 3rd party cloud SAS providers. His experience in the financial services sector includes design and deployment of mission critical trading systems, disaster recovery, and global call center phone systems.
MD PhD FACC FHRS
Clinical Operations Advisor
Dr. Anderson is an Associate Professor in Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is currently an Electrophysiology staff member and Chief and Medical Director of the Section of Cardiac Electorphysiology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His internal medicine and cardiovascular clinical training programs were performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Dr. Anderson’s specific clinical interests include understanding the aspects and contributing factors involved in atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as in atherosclerosis and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Such arrhythmias are conditions in which the electrical activity of the heart is irregular, is faster or slower than normal and can be life threatening.
Molecular and cellular immunology is the foundation of Dr. Anderson’s research. Dr. Anderson has a specific focus and interest in innate immunity (preexisting immunity) and how such immune responses contribute to the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease processes. His studies have specifically focused on underlying mechanisms of viral myocarditis, atherosclerotic disease and the impact inflammation has on cardiac rhythm abnormalities. Recent studies have detailed the role of inflammation in arrhythmogenesis and atherosclerosis. Dr. Anderson has also detailed the utility of microbubble technology in the detection and monitoring of vascular inflammation.
DR. NICHOLAS SKIPITARIS
MD MBA FACC FHRS CCDS
Dr. Nicholas T. Skipitaris is a practicing clinical cardiac electrophysiologist. He is presently the Western Regional Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology for Northwell Health and the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Department and the Heart Rhythm Center at Lenox Hill Heart and Lung in New York City. He is assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Hofstra University / North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine. Previously, he was the Medical Director of Electrophysiology Operations and assistant professor of medicine and cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Religion and received his M.D. degree from the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center / NYU Medical Center and completed fellowships in cardiology and electrophysiology at the NYU Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York. He completed an executive MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2018.
Dr. Skipitaris has expertise in ablative and device therapy for the treatment of cardiac rhythm disturbances and is actively involved in research in those areas. He also has a particular interest in the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and believes that increasing community awareness, making AEDs more accessible and teaching CPR/AED use to the public is particularly important to make an impact in this area. He has organized numerous SCA awareness programs, large scale CPR/AED training events and has been involved in the education and SCA screening of thousands of people in the New York area. He is a recipient of the American Heart Association’s Lifesaver Award, and the 2014 Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation HeartSaver 2014 award, recognizing his work in this area.
As one of Geneva’s Medical Directors, Dr. Skipitaris works with Geneva’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer to provide clinical supervision, oversight and auditing of the Services to ensure that Geneva provides a compliant and high quality service. In addition, Dr. Skipitaris provides educational and training time to the Geneva Remote Care Team as part of the Geneva University.