Martha Gray, Director

Martha Gray, PhD

J. W. Kieckhefer Professor of Medical and Electrical Engineering, HST, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Martha Gray, PhD, Director of the Madrid-MIT M+Vision Consortium has led a multifaceted career in which she has conducted research to better understand and prevent osteoarthritis, led a preeminent academic unit, and served the profession through work with organizations and institutions. Her research has centered over the past 15 years on ways to nondestructively visualize cartilage macromolecules in vivo and in vitro. Many in industry and academia are now using the MR method developed by her group, known as dGEMRIC.

Dr. Gray is the J.W. Kieckhefer Professor and former director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). During and since her 13 year tenure as head of HST, she shepherded its vigorous growth so that now it boasts a community of over 400 students, 65 faculty and nearly 200 affiliated faculty who create a multi- disciplinary and multi-professional environment in classrooms, hospitals and laboratories and seek to advance human health. Most recently her efforts have focused on advising other institutions and governments as they pursue similar efforts.

Dr. Gray was the first woman to lead a science or engineering department at MIT. She is an elected fellow of the AAAS, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE). Sheis associate editor of the Annual Reviews of Biomedical Engineering.

Her training includes a BS in computer sciences from Michigan State University, an MS in electrical engineering from MIT and a PhD in medical engineering from HST, and completed her postdoctoral work at Tufts University and the State University of New York Stony Brook.

Julio Mayol, Co-Director

Julio Mayol, MD, PhD

Director of the Innovation Unit, and Chief of General Surgery Hospital Clínico San Carlos Madrid

Julio Mayol, MD, PhD currently serves as Director of the Innovation Unit at Hospital Clínico San Carlos Madrid, where he is also Chief of General Surgery. He works as a Professor of Surgery at the Complutense University of Madrid and a visiting professor in the Department of Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (USA).

Mayol Graduated with honors and Doctoral Degree summa cum laude from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1988 and 1992). He has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management by Universidad Complutense. From 1996 to 1997, Julio was a research Fellow in Surgery at Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Hospital). At present, he is the Chief of the Division of Coloretal Surgery at Hospital Clínico San Carlos and Chief Innovation Officer at Hospital Clínico San Carlos.

He is member of the International Campus of Excellence Moncloa Advisory Committee (UCM- UPM) and corresponding Academics of the Royal Academy of Medicine. He founded the iSURGITEC consortium (International Surgical Group for innovation and Technology) formed by the departments of surgery at the University of Chicago Hospital Henry Ford Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla and Clinical Hospital San Carlos along with the Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems Institute of Wayne State University.

Julio became Co-Director of the M+Visión Consortium in 2012.

Javier Colás, Co-Director

Javier Colás

President, Medtronic Spain and Portugal; Regional Vice President, Medtronic

Javier Colás is President of Medtronic in Spain and Portugal, and Corporate Vice-president of the company. Medtronic is a multinational company, and a leader in the field of Therapeutic Healthcare Technology, employing nearly 45.000 people in 120 countries.

His education in telecommunications engineering and medicine inform his strategic vision for driving the development of new technologies. Javier is Vice President of FENIN, the Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology companies, and until 2015 was President of the Fundación Tecnología y Salud (Technology and Healthcare Foundation), a foundation it supports.

He is a member of the Spanish Society of Cardiology, the Spanish Advisory Board of Casa del Corazón, and the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society of IEEE. He is also a member of the US-Spain Council and the American Chamber of Commerce. He belongs to the board of several medical technology industries such as Health-In-Code, Weartech, and Wake App Health. He has participated in numerous conferences and publications on healthcare technology and clinical management.

Associate Director

Norberto Malpica, PhD

Associate Professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Technical Director of the Medical Image Analysis Lab of the Madri+d network of labs

Dr Malpica holds a BSc in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He earned his MSc in Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology in 2003 from Universidad Nacional de Educacíon a Distancia, and his PhD in 2004 from UPM. He is currently an associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, where he works in the Medical Image Analysis and Biometry Lab of the Madri+D Lab Network, and directs the Master’s Program in Computer Vision at URJC.

Dr Malpica has been involved with the Consortium since its first round of Fellowship recruitment two years ago and has acted as an associate director since fall 2011. He has had a hand in virtually all the activities in the Consortium in the last two years. He co-chaired, with Associate Director Dr Elfar Adalsteinsson both M+Visión Open Houses, showcases of cutting edge work in biomedical technology research and development. Dr Malpica helped to select M+Visión Fellows, and from 2012 through 2015 he co-chaired IDEA2 Madrid, a program of the M+Visión Consortium to encourage biomedical technology entrepreneurship in Madrid.

Associate Director

Elfar Adalsteinsson, PhD

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Health Sciences and Technology, MIT

Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT

Professor Elfar Adalsteinsson is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at MIT. Professor Adalsteinsson conducts research on medical imaging with magnetic resonance, focusing on optimal methods for acquisition, reconstruction and processing of in vivo imaging data. His interests include techniques for efficient sampling and spatial encoding of spectroscopic magnetic resonance data, whereby small signals, originating, for example, specifically from neurons in the brain, yield information not observed with conventional structural imaging. Applications of these and related methods include a study of the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and characterization of Multiple Sclerosis.

Professor Adalsteinsson was previously a member of the Richard M. Lucas Center for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging at Stanford University. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1991 and 1995. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iceland in 1989. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford as well as recipient of an award from the American-Scandinavian Foundation.