Leaders in
Healthcare Innovation

We are a team of surgeons, engineers, and entrepreneurs on a mission to tackle lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer in the US.

Prana Leadership

Joanna Nathan
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Entrepreneur serving patients and their families by alleviating the challenges of diagnosing and fighting disease.
Ken Bueche
Chief Operating Officer
Medical device executive striving to improve the quality of life for all people through the development of innovative technologies.
Lance Black
Chief Clinical Strategy Officer
Former military doc and bio-engineer turned medtech entrepreneur - values the importance of translating between the languages of engineering, medicine, and business.
Carolyne Lu
Director of Clinical & Regulatory Strategy
Dedicated to improving health outcomes and quality of life through innovation and pushing the boundaries of existing standards of care.
Jodie Rodriguez
Senior Director of Quality Assurance
As someone who relies on medical devices to live life on a day-to-day basis, I am excited to support the development and advancement of innovative medical devices that allow patients to live easier and fuller lives.
Jay Salazar
Director of Product Strategy
Medical innovator developing patient-centered technologies to elevate the standard of care.
Laura Gonzalez
Product Development Engineer
Engineer with a passion for making a direct impact on my community’s health through medical technology.

Clinical Founders

Rick Fischel, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder
Dr. Fischel's career as a minimally invasive thoracic surgeon and Director of Thoracic Oncology has been dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases. He looks forward to having a great positive impact on the lives of patients with lung disease.
Ed Boyle, MD
Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder
Dr. Boyle is an experienced thoracic surgeon, inventor, and entrepreneur with a focus on developing minimally invasive technologies to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.

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