I am a medical doctor, bioinformatics researcher and a healthcare entrepreneur. My current roles as a Partner at the SALT Bio Fund & Chief Scientific Officer of HOOKE allow me to utilise my passion to help build companies that bring new piece of science or technology to the people with the aim of improving their health & longevity. My research at Hooke and at the Buck Institute is focused on standardising all novel surrogate biomarkers of aging and interventions that can help people live longer, happier and healthier lives by compressing the number of years spent in bad health (morbidity) and increasing healthy life expectancy. I worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, qualified from UCL Medical School, London, UK and had research posts at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard, USA and King’s College London. My work is in the field of computational medicine focused on preventive cardiology and aging, but I also enjoy extending my research principles to a wider application of artificial intelligence in healthcare.
As a math & science geek at heart who discovered the beauty of exercise, I spend most of my free time on sports and nutrition science as I search for the roads to a healthy heart and a calm mind. This is a website to show my work and more importantly the work of incredible people I meet on my journey through the health and tech world of the USA, the UK and globally.
The SALT Fund – Partner
Hooke London by Health and Longevity Optimisation, London, UK – Chief Science Officer
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, California, USA – Senior Visiting Scientist, AI for Longevity Platform
Department of Twins Research, King’s College London – Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA – Cardiology Research Fellow
Betterhumans Non-Profit Ageing Science Clinical Research Centre, Florida, USA – Scientific Advisor
Cognition X, London, UK – Health Committee Member & Global Leader
UCL Medical School, UK– MBBS BSc Graduate
Royal Society of Medicine, UK – Digital Health Council Member
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA– Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital of the New England Journal of Medicine clinico-pathological cases elective
Barts Heart Centre, UK – CMR Unit Research Scientist
European Society of Cardiology & European Society of Preventive Cardiology- Young Investigator & Professional Member
Faculty of Medical Sciences, University College London, U. of London – MB, BS Medicine 2013-2019
Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, U. of London -iBSc First Class Honours in Medical Sciences with Physiology 2015-2016, modules in Cardiovascular Sciences. Research Project at the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute “Polymersomes functionalized with HSP70- Novel Cardioprotective Nanoparticles” presented at international conferences and published.
Languages: English, Serbian/Croatian , Greek, Spanish
Information Technology Skills:Data analysis: Matlab, R; Graphic Design: Sketch design, Graphpad Prism Editor, Desktop Editing – Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Cardiac Software Viewing/Reporting Tools – OsiriX, CVI42, ImageJ, WordPress Website Design, Adobe Photoshop
Professional Courses:, Training to Teach UCL – official postgraduate qualification course for teaching in a clinical environment; Quality Improvement BMJ- model for improvement methodology for quality improvement studies in healthcare; Code First Girls Advanced Python Programming