30 healthcare leaders on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list

Forbes recently released its 2017 "30 Under 30" list, which highlights 600 young entrepreneurs and innovators.

The list is split up by 20 categories, including education, food and drink, music, science and sports.

Thirty healthcare leaders made Forbes' list this year. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

  • Elizabeth Asai (25) and Elliot Swart (25). Ms. Asai and Mr. Swart founded 3Derm, a Boston-based company that gives dermatology patients faster access to care via telemedicine.
  • Adam Behrens, PhD (28). A postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Behrens' work focuses on creating vaccines that don't need to be refrigerated and making diagnostic tests that can detect infectious diseases at patients' bedsides.
  • Carrie Cowardin, PhD (28). Dr. Cowardin is a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her research focuses on Clostridium difficile.
  • Matthew De Silva (29). After his father was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Mr. De Silva founded San Francisco-based Notable Labs to help cancer patients find the right drug to fight their tumor.
  • Prarthna Desai (27). Ms. Desai works in operations at Zipline, a Silicon Valley company that delivers medicine via drones to people in the developing world.
  • Riley Ennis (23) and Gabriel Otte (28). Mr. Ennis and Mr. Otte founded Palo Alto, Calif.-based Freenome. The company offers a blood test that can screen patients for cancer by examining changes in DNA fragments.
  • Jiang He, PhD (29). Dr. He grew up in a small Chinese village without electricity or running water. Now a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he's working to better understand how influenza infects human cells.
  • David Hysong (29). Mr. Hysong, who's trained as a Navy SEAL, founded Cambridge, Mass.-based Shepherd Bio after he was diagnosed with a untreatable form of head and neck cancer. Shepherd works to find treatments for rare cancers like Mr. Hysong's.
  • Nicole Moskowitz (26) and Jessica Traver (25). Ms. Moskowitz and Ms. Traver cofounded Houston-based IntuiTap Medical, which utilizes predictive analytics to make spinal taps less painful.
  • Emilia Javorsky, MD (28). Through her research at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Javorsky works to freeze fat anywhere in the body in the hopes of treating sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes.
  • Lydia Kisley, PhD (28). A postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Kisley's work focuses on photographing chemicals at a nanoscale level to better manipulate them.
  • Vivek Kopparthi (27). Mr. Kopparthi is the cofounder of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based NeoLight, a company that's created a portable phototherapy device to treat jaundice.
  • Michael Martin (29). Mr. Martin cofounded New York City-based RapidSOS, an emergency communication company. Its smartphone app, Haven, sends dispatchers a user's exact location when he or she dials 911.
  • Alaa Murabit, MD (27). After beginning medical school at the age of 15, Dr. Murabit founded the Voice of Libyan Women, a nonprofit that advocates for women's rights in Libya. Currently, she's a United Nations high-level commissioner.
  • Sudhakar Nuti (25). An MD candidate at New Haven, Conn.-based Yale School of Medicine, Mr. Nuti studies the variations in healthcare quality across the U.S.
  • Kevin O'Rourke (29). Mr. O'Rourke is an MD/PhD candidate at New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine, where his research focuses on colorectal cancer.
  • Shaun Patel, MD (28). Published in numerous medical journals, Dr. Patel is the chief orthopedic surgery resident at Boston-based HarvardMedicalSchool. He also founded Boston-based OrthoNinja, which helps physicians communicate and consult with each other.
  • Ashwin Pushpala (28). Mr. Pushpala founded Sano, a San Francisco-based company. Sano's wearable sensor helps users see the impact of dietary changes.
  • Srilakshmi Raj, PhD (29). Although she's been conducting medical research since the age of 14, Dr. Raj is now a postdoctoral fellow at Ithaca, N.Y.-based CornellUniversity, where she works as a population geneticist.
  • Matthew Sacchet, PhD (29). A postdoctoral fellow at Stanford (Calif.) University, Dr. Sacchet studies the brains of those who have depression disorder and attention issues.
  • Emily Schlichting (27). After being diagnosed with Behcet's disease, an autoimmune condition, at the age of 19, Ms. Schlichting decided to advocate for better health insurance coverage for the chronically ill. She now works for HHS as the chief of staff of the office of the assistant secretary for legislation.
  • Tyler Shultz (26). Mr. Shultz is a visiting researcher at Stanford (Calif.) University. In November 2016, The Wall Street Journal unveiled that Mr. Shulz was a confidential source in the Theranos scandal.
  • Niko Skievaski (29). Mr. Skievaski cofounded Madison, Wis.-based Redox, which created an application programming interface for EHR integration. Thus far, Redox has worked with more than 1,000 health IT software vendors.
  • Rohan Suri (17). When his brother had a misdiagnosed concussion, Mr. Suri set out to create a new and improved concussion test. He cofounded Averia Health Solutions, which developed an eye-tracking device that has diagnosed 60 concussions since June 2016.
  • Gloria Tavera (29). Ms. Tavera is an MD/PhD candidate at Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University. She's also president of the board of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines.
  • Ankur Aggarwal (27), Hareesh Ganesan (26), Rahul Jain (26) and Nick Valilis (27). When Nick Valilis, a current MD candidate at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, was diagnosed with cancer, he found it difficult to remember to take his medication. He joined forces with his college roommates to found Philadelphia-based TowerView Health, which developed an automated pill box.
  • Austin Walker, MD (28). Dr. Walker cofounded San Carlos, Calif.-based Innovein, a company that's creating a prosthetic valve for patients suffering blood flow issues. Innovein got a head start through Y Combinator, and human trials on its procedure are set to start in 2018.
  • Tim Wang (28). Mr. Wang, a PhD student at Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cofounded KSQ Therapeutics. The Cambridge-based drug company uses CRISPR, a genome-editing method, to search for new drugs.
  • Archit Bhise (25) and Vinayak Ramesh (26). Mr. Bhise and Mr. Ramesh cofounded Boston-based Wellframe, which sells insurers a mobile app that helps patients manage complex conditions. Prominent investors in Wellframe include athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush.
  • Arsani William, MD (27). Dr. William completed his medical school education at Boston-based Harvard Medical School. His career path has since switched to finance, as he currently is an investment professional at San Francisco-based Farallon Capital Management.

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