Meet the founding team
Dr Malcolm Finlay BA(Oxon.) BMBCh MRCP PhD
Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre and Queen Mary University of London. Malcolm has published >30 papers in the field of arrhythmia, and continues to be actively involved in research, particularly into the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation and the use of novel technologies in investigation and treatment. He has contributed to the invention of several medical technologies and co-invented EPicardio Simulation™, the world’s first online heart simulator. Malcolm recently has been involved in developing all-optical ultrasound, a new imaging technique suitable for minimally invasive procedures. His work in innovation has been recognised by his appointment to the European Heart Rhythm Association Innovations Committee and he is a faculty member for several national and international academic conferences.
Vassilios Hurmusiadis BEng MA PhD
Company Director / CEO
Bringing together engineering problem-solving, creative thinking, structured knowledge, business discipline and fun, Vassili co-invented, developed and commercialised EPicardio Simulation™, the world’s first online heart simulator. Simulation engineer specialising in medical procedures involving anatomy, physiology and pathology with more than 20 years experience in product development for medical education and a track record in project management of collaborative projects.
Mr Kevin Sherman MA (Cantab.) BMBCh (Oxon.) FRCS MEd PhD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, East Yorkshire. In 2010 Kevin was appointed an Associate Postgraduate Dean, Health Education England, Yorkshire and Humber, covering all medical and surgical specialties. His primary medical qualification was from the University of Oxford. Kevin completed his PhD, investigating the role of Virtual Environments in surgical training in 2001 and his Masters Degree in Education in 2002. Kevin has more than 20 publications on the use of computer technology for training in the medical/surgical field. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons for his contributions to education and training. In 2015 Kevin was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Daniel Gibney BSc (Hons) ACA
Daniel has over 15 years’ experience working as a financial consultant, holding senior positions in investment banks and accountancy firms, advising companies, banks, funds and governments in the fields of corporate finance, operational and financial restructuring. He holds a chartered accountancy qualification from ICAEW.
Elena Melendi BSc PgDip/MA
Company Secretary and PR/Social Media Advisor
Elena brings a wealth of marketing and business growth skills having founded and directed a number of online businesses. She has more than 10 years experience in digital marketing and generating sales from social media channels.
We are currently building a world-class range of simulation-based training and diagnostic products to be sold in multiple international markets, and to accomplish this, we believe in creating a first-class working environment. If you would like to discuss opportunities with Epicardio, contact us here.