Raj Shekhar, PhD, is a medical technology researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur. He is currently a principal investigator within the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at the Children’s National Health System. He is also an associate professor of Pediatrics and Radiology in the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His prior academic affiliations have been with the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He also possesses two years of industry experience when he worked at Picker International (now Philips Healthcare). Dr. Shekhar is and has been the principal investigator on several NIH, DOD and foundation grants. He has published over 50 scientific papers and holds 11 granted US patents. He has also founded two startups, IGI Technologies and AusculTech Dx, to commercialize his academic research.