Meet our Coaches

KidsX has a network of experts from around the world, eager to mentor promising digital health innovators.

Brandon Aylward

Sr. Clinical Research and Implementation Consultant - Cognoa

Patrick Barth

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children

Sarabeth Berk

Chief Creative Disruptor

More Than My Title

Christopher Brereton

Partner & VP of Product - Sidebench

Ramsay Brown

Director of Product Science


Garrett Bryant

Account Manager - Ligature Creative

James Cummings

Vice President, Business Development - London & Partners

Anna Cushing MD

Physician - Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Brooke Edell

Nurse Case Manager - St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

Chris Ellis

CEO - AudioCardio

Alidad Ghiassi MD

VP Patient Engagement HIA Technologies - HIA Technologies

Nicholas Giangreco

Columbia University

Danielle Gorman

Startup Business Development at AWS - Amazon

Jan Ground

Director, Virtual Care, Kaiser Permanente CO

Anya J. J. Freedman

Pediatric (Cardiac) Critical Care Physician - SSM HEALTH CARDINAL GLENNON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Aubrey Kelly

CEO - Rabble Health

Rick Kes



Ashwini Lakshmanan MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Nancy Lee

SVP & Chief Clinical Officer

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Brandon Lee

Head of Strategy and Partnerships - Sidebench

Mike Lin

Innovation Leader and Advisor

Aspen Labs

Nardo Manaloto



Rick Peters MD

Technology Innovation Lead

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Robert Plush

Head of Partnerships


Amit Rushi

Chief Commercial Office at RhythmScience

Brenda Schmidt

CEO - Coplex

Becca Shmukler

Principal - Laerdal Million Lives Fund

Neal Smart

VP, Sales


Devin Soelberg

VP, Business Development & Partnerships - Redox

James Stein MD

CMO - Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Ilan Shapiro Strygler

Medical Director of Health Ed and Wellness - AltaMed

Ben Sykes

Executive Director, Information Services - Children's Hospital Los Angeles

David Tang

Relationship Manager - East West Bank

Clara Thomson MD

Physician - Inova Children's

Erin Washington Siestra

Director, External Innovation & Special Projects - Hope Lab

Austin Weiss

Relationship Manager - City National Bank

Scott Witt

Entrepreneur in Residence

The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP)

Alan Young MD

Head of Clinical Partnerships


Patrick Zummo

Health Knowledge Architect

Mayo Clinic

Sarah Zweifach MD MBA