The leadership team behind Alpheus Medical consists of skilled and highly motivated individuals who are all passionate about improving the lives of those afflicted with devastating diseases such as malignant brain tumors.


Vijay Agarwal, MD, Founder, President and CEO, Alpheus Medical Inc.

Vijay Agarwal, MD

Founder, President and CEO

Vijay has founded or co-founded multiple companies and has raised tens of millions in funding.  He is a tri-fellowship trained brain tumor surgeon and is a pioneer in complex brain tumor surgery.  Vijay has published extensively and has three textbooks published or in-press based on his innovative work.  He earned a BS from UCLA in Electrical Engineering with a Biomedical Engineering specialization.  After medical school, he completed his neurosurgery residency at Duke University Medical Center, with one of the most renowned brain tumor centers in the world.  Vijay has devoted his life to improving the lives of patients with brain cancer and has over 20 years in the medical device/biotechnology industry.

Jeremy Ling Chief Technology Officer

Jeremy Ling

Chief Technology Officer

Jeremy has a diverse background in biomedical engineering, development and business growth, spending 20+ years working in medical device product development and manufacturing.  He has experience of working with both start-up and multinational companies.  His passion is taking early-stage medical concepts from feasibility through to commercialization. Much of Jeremy’s focus has been on complex electromechanical systems, including robotic surgical devices, implantable pacemakers, MRI and ultrasound imaging systems, as well as therapeutic ultrasound applications.  He excels at architecting technology road maps that reduce commercialization risks while leading large cross-functional teams on the path to successful solutions applied at each phase of development.

Jennifer Drescher VP, Clinical Operations

Jennifer Drescher

VP, Clinical Operations

Prior to joining Alpheus Medical, Jennifer held several senior-level roles, as well as providing consulting services, for small- and mid-level biotech organizations.  Most notably, at Celldex Therapeutics she served as the Global Clinical Project Leader for their glioblastoma program for 13 years.  Over her 25-year career, Jennifer has provided leadership within Clinical Development including Clinical Operations and Clinical Science,  from protocol development and study start-up through study closure, across multiple early- to late-stage programs in development.

Jennifer Drescher VP, Clinical Operations

Nick Ellens, PhD.

VP, Research & Development

Nick has an extensive history in therapeutic ultrasound. He previously held a faculty position in the Division of MRI Research at Johns Hopkins University. His research at JHU included delivering medications and functional imaging agents across the blood-brain barrier using MR-guided focused ultrasound and different approaches for thermal ablation. He has worked as a consultant for various ultrasonics companies and is a member of the ultrasonics section of the International Electrotechnical Commission. Nick earned his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto where his thesis was on electronically-steered phased arrays for focused ultrasound surgery applications. His prior research includes work conducted at various prestigious institutions such as the Sunnybrook Research Institute and Harvard University, and he is a widely-published author in the field of ultrasound therapeutics.

Troy Coolidge, Director of Systems Engineering

Troy Coolidge

Director of Systems Engineering

Troy has broad expertise across systems engineering, machine design, medical device instrumentation and consumables, design control, and medical device quality. He has helped several medical device startups deliver innovative products to market and holds several patents. Before joining the Alpheus Medical team, Troy provided engineering consulting services to medical device, aerospace, and industrial machinery manufacturers. He held various research and development engineering roles at Verathon, ACIST Medical Systems, Beckman Coulter, Stratasys, and MTS Systems, and has over 25 years of experience developing complex systems. 


Klaus Veitinger, MD, PhD

Klaus Veitinger, MD, PhD

Executive Chairman of the Board Venture Partner, OrbiMed Advisors

Imran Eba

Imran Eba

Partner, Action Potential Venture Capital

Peter Thompson, MD

Peter Thompson, MD

General Partner, OrbiMed Advisors


Roger Stupp, MD

Roger Stupp, MD

Chief of Neuro-oncology, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Medicine and Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

David Reardon, MD

David Reardon, MD

Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Mathias Senge, Ph.D

Mathias Senge, Ph.D

Photodynamic Therapy World Expert; Chair of Organic Chemistry at TrInity College, Dublin, Ireland.


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