QT Imaging is a privately held technology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of an innovative automated breast imaging system producing high-resolution transmission ultrasound images.
Approximately 39 million women, in the United States, get mammograms every year (source: CDC). For every 1 woman with cancer, 19 more will be told they might have cancer when they don’t. The cost, time, and psychological distress takes an enormous toll. We exist to change the paradigm of breast imaging and to keep women from going through the trauma of this journey. It’s why the FDA granted clearance for the QTscan as an adjunct to mammography, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded over $15 million in funding for QT Imaging research.
QT Imaging is founded and led by a medical doctor and managed by some of the best talent in their fields.
Dr. Klock has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2014 and as Managing Director, Manager and Founder of the Company since 2011. Prior to QT Imaging, Dr. Klock was involved in the start-up of five medical companies, including Co-Founder and President of BioMarin Pharmaceutical, which successfully commercialized five FDA approved drugs; Scientific Founder and Vice President of Research of Glycomed, now Ligand Pharmaceutical; and founding investor in Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical. He also personally brought to market a novel cancer treatment, the first rapid AIDS test, comprehensive tests for detecting metabolic diseases in children, and several drugs for treating pediatric genetic conditions. Dr. Klock has authored over 70 peer-reviewed medical and scientific publications, and eight granted patents.
For over three decades Mr. Pirshafiey has developed products and businesses for domestic and multinational firms. Mr. Pirshafiey’s creativity, innovative problem-solving skills, and entrepreneurial mindset have provided professional, technical, and business solutions to many start-ups and mature companies. He has previously founded and managed two companies with the mission to provide sustainable practices to industries such as medical devices, automotive, aerospace, high-tech, consumer products, and robotics (brief client list: Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, Edwards Life Sciences, Autoliv, TRW). Mr. Pirshafiey has 16 inventions filed with the US patent office, holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, and an MBA with specialization in Entrepreneurship.
Ms. Rudy is a graduate from UCLA with a BS in Mathematics and a Specialization in Computing. She worked for 2 ½ year at Ernst & Young in the audit practice in San Francisco where she obtained her CPA license. She then had the amazing opportunity to work for 21 years at Lucasfilm Ltd. in the Corporate Accounting group where she was the Assistant Controller. While there she was responsible for all the day-to-day accounting as well as annual audits, consolidation of 20+ legal entities, foreign production audits, system implementations and inventory of Star Wars costumes.
Dr. Malik has over ten years of experience in research, development, and translation of medical devices, both in academia and industry. He is an expert in leading and directing efforts in image and data science and has a track record of successfully leading innovation for medical imaging products, directing research strategy and navigating FDA pathways. Dr. Malik received a BS degree in engineering sciences from GIK Institute, Pakistan, and MS and PhD degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University. He has published 23 peer-reviewed papers and over 40 conference presentations.
Dr. Wiskin was co-founder of the winner of the 2005 Stoel-Rives Innovation Award for Medical Devices and shared “Utah Best of State” Science and Technology: Medical Innovation, which was then acquired by QT Imaging in 2012. As Principal Scientist he was involved in the FDA clearance for the first transmission ultrasound tomography of the breast and is actively involved in orthopedic/whole-body cutting-edge research, quantitative breast imaging, and analysis of images.
Dr. Wiskin is an author/co-author on 14 Patents, with several additional patents pending, and he has over 100 peer reviewed papers, book chapters, and presentations, including anchor talks at IEEE and Acoustical Society of America International Symposia.
He has studied the mathematics and physics of wave propagation (EM, acoustic, elastic, quantum) and inverse scattering for over 35 years, and has been elected to the SPIE Medical Imaging Ultrasound Tomography Conference Steering Committee and the IEEE International Ultrasound Symposium Medical Ultrasound Technical Program Committee.
Dr. Wiskin received a Bachelor of Mathematics (Honors, Math & Physics) from the University of Waterloo, Canada, a MSc in Biomathematics from Dalhousie University, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Utah. He has also received a Descartes Fellowship, University of Waterloo, Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Utah, and was co-author of “Best Paper of the year,” in Computers. and Chemical Eng.
Mr. Ruiz has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. Prior to joining QT Imaging, Mr. Ruiz held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility addressing end user computing, global IT infrastructure, data centers, ERP administration, and service management. He has a strong background in ITIL, team development, and process standardization and optimization.
The company is managed by a Board of Managers. Each member has achieved the highest level of success in their field and offers a unique skill set and a valuable strategic contribution.
John C. Klock, M.D. has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2014 and as Managing Director, Manager and Founder of the Company since 2011.
Prior to QT Imaging, Dr. Klock was involved in the start-up of five medical companies, including Co-Founder and President of BioMarin Pharmaceutical, which successfully commercialized five FDA approved drugs; Scientific Founder and Vice President of Research of Glycomed, now Ligand Pharmaceutical; and founding investor in Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical. He also personally brought to market a novel cancer treatment, the first rapid AIDS test, comprehensive tests for detecting metabolic diseases in children, and several drugs for treating pediatric genetic conditions.
Dr. Klock has authored over 70 peer-reviewed medical and scientific publications, and has 8 granted patents.
Christian Fong is an active power & energy industry leader, in both policy and commercial application. Since 2018, Fong has been the CEO of Spruce Power, which was the largest private residential solar owner/operator in North America until Fong took it public through a merger with XL Fleet (NYSE: XL). Fong now also serves as the President of XL Fleet. Through Spruce, Fong also oversees the management of nearly $1 billion of distributed generation (DG) solar and energy efficiency assets through the top independent DG solar servicer, Spruce Servicing, LLC. Christian Fong began his tenure at Spruce in 2017 as an Independent Director, chosen by Spruce’s then-controlling investors Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures. Mr. Fong has recently served as an Independent Director on the Boards of various companies. : Terraform Power, Inc (NASDAQ: TERP), Texas-based Pardus Oil & Gas, LLC, and Javlin Capital, LLC. Previously, Mr. Fong co-founded Renewable Energy Trust Capital (RET) before its acquisition by BlueMountain Capital. Prior to founding RET, Mr. Fong was a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Capital Markets at AEGON / Transamerica, and before that was CEO of Corridor Recovery, Inc, a consultant at McKinsey & Co, and as a Republican candidate for Governor of Iowa. Mr. Fong has earned an MBA with High Distinction from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, a B.S. in Statistics, summa cum laude, from Creighton University and the prestigious CFA and CCIM designations.
Dan Dickson has more than 30 years of C-level experience and has worked in companies from startups to Fortune 50 and industries from consumer products to enterprise software. His prior positions include Senior Manager at General Electric responsible for a $300 million business in the company’s consumer electronics division, the president of a privately held data management company in Santa Monica, CA , the President and CEO of an early-stage internet company, as a consultant retained by multiple San Francisco Bay Area venture firms to manage and reposition their portfolio companies, including Armus Corporation and Vital Transport . In 2003, Dickson returned to the East Coast where he became President and CEO of Best Cellars, Inc., and an advisor to the board of The Winebow Group, and as as CFO of the Latin American Auto Group. He currently maintains an independent consulting practice focusing on executive coaching and strategic analysis. He has an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration.
Gerald McMorrow is Founder and CEO of Ver Avanti, a medical imaging device manufacturer that uses advanced, laser-based medical cameras to provide physicians with a real-time, high-resolution, surgical view into the hidden intra-vascular anatomy. Previously McMorrow founded and led Verathon Inc, a successful world-wide medical device manufacturer sold to Roper, Industries. He has bachelors and masters degrees cum laude in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Richard J. Stanley was appointed as a Manager of the Company on January 16, 2020. Mr. Stanley is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Wagner College and spent 22 years as a chemical engineer for Proctor and Gamble. He has served as a member of SCORE (part of the Small Business Association) for 30 years. Mr. Stanley has combined his passion for baseball and interest in the global community through his work with a school in Uganda which brings educational opportunities and the benefits of sports to under served children. He holds a Master in Chemistry and an MBA in International Marketing.