Who Are We?
The PeriOp Green team consists of a wide variety of individuals who all have backgrounds in differing fields. Everyone's experiences and perspectives allow us to create a holistic team that is able to coordinate an efficient collaborative effort.
Matthew Meyer, MD
Dr. Matthew Meyer was raised in Vermont with an ethic for hard work and efficiency. He completed his residency in anesthesiology, and fellowship in critical care medicine, at Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia with clinical work in the operating and procedure rooms as well as intensive care unit. He has published nearly twenty manuscripts, a few book chapters, and has a single patent. His research focus is on perioperative efficiency and sustainability. He sees waste reduction in the operating room as an opportunity for hospitals and health systems to save money and develop a sustainable brand which is a major advantage when recruiting this generation's physicians and the next generation's patients.
Pumoli Malapati graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Global Public Health and a B.S. in Biology. She is interested in incorporating sustainable practices into healthcare, especially focusing on maximizing efficiency of perioperative workflows and hospital processes.
Tyler Chafitz is an MD-MBA student attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Darden School of Business. Prior to his time in Charlottesville, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Physiology and Neurobiology. He plans to complete a residency in anesthesiology, with a strong interest in Critical Care Medicine. His business education will allow him to take his clinical expertise into the fields of hospital administration and healthcare technology.
Nafisa Alamgir graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Cognitive Science, concentrating in Cognitive Psychology, and a minor in Bioethics. She plans to apply to medical school in the summer of 2022. Her passion for medicine stems from her interest in addressing healthcare inequality amongst racial minorities and individuals of lower socioeconomic status.
Gabriele Bright is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Virginia, double majoring in computer science and philosophy. She is especially interested in computer vision, machine learning, and its ethics.
Natalie Goldfield is a rising M2 at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Before beginning medical school, she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a dual degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine, Health, and Society. She has always enjoyed studying the cultural, economic, political, and demographic factors that impact health and illness to meet emerging challenges in our health care system.
Dylan Fernandes is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Virginia, majoring in computer science and minoring in data science. His current interests lie in using cloud computing and machine learning for the public good.
Arvind is currently a 4th-year undergraduate student at UVA majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Data Science. He is interested in all aspects of computer science from low-level Operating Systems to high-level theory, but his main interests lie in applying advanced algorithms and data science principles to real world problems.
Caroline Davis is an Operating Room Registered Nurse with a passion for technology. She is currently studying Computer Science at Oregon State University. Previous to her entry into the field of technology, she received her Master’s Degree in Nursing with a focus on quality improvement. She is a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), and she has participated in and led numerous quality improvement initiatives. Caroline incidentally met Dr. Meyer in the Operating Room and they instantly shared a common passion for decreasing waste in the OR and Healthcare setting at large. She is most interested in sustainable, accessible, and affordable healthcare, and how that can be enabled by technologies like Computer Vision and wearable tech.
Madhur Behl, PhD
Dr. Madhur Behl is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Computer Science, and Engineering Systems and Environment, and a member of the Cyber-Physical Systems Link Lab at the University of Virginia. He conducts research at the confluence of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Control Systems with applications in Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Cyber-Physical Systems. He received his PhD (2015) and MS (2012) in Electrical and Systems Engineering, both from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Behl has pioneers the development of "The Internet of Waste Things (IOwT)" - a novel computer vision based system for automated waste disposal audits, real-time waste monitoring, and for minimizing recycling contamination.