Who we are
Leading the way in AI and radiology
In 2003, Simon founded MEDICA which he built up to be the UK’s No 1 teleradiology provider, a company now listed on the LSE. Simon sold MEDICA to the largest charity in the UK, Nuffield Health in February 2013. A pioneer in outsourcing services in Radiology, Simon grew MEDICA into a national teleradiology reporting company.
Now leading behold.ai, with the goal of utilising AI to lead the way in tackling the issues facing Radiology internationally, starting in the UK and USA.
Dr Thomas Naunton Morgan
Formerly Medical Director of MEDICA Group, he is a renowned Consultant Radiologist with over 40 years of experience in the NHS.
Together with Simon, Tom helped set up and oversee the ‘NightHawk’ out-of-hours reporting service which is now used across the UK.
A digital pioneer in Radiology, his hospital embraced PACS to become the first fully digital hospital in the UK. Leveraging his vast clinical experience, Tom ensures our AI cognitive computing platform aligns with our vision for Radiologists.
Professor Rafel Tappouni
Dr Tappouni is a Professor of Radiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in North Carolina USA. Simon and Raf have known each other for over 15 years when Raf worked as one of the first Medica Nighthawk Radiologists. Fully trained and qualified in the UK as a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, he then emigrated to the US and became a US board certified Radiologist.
Raf brings his vast clinical knowledge and expertise from two healthcare systems to the company and has been instrumental in the development of the behold.ai algorithm.
Grainne is an experienced finance leader, working most recently as CFO for Coca-Cola HBC in Czech and Slovakia.
She has over 20 years experience in progressive finance leadership roles in Coca-Cola HBC and Diageo both in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
A qualified ACMA accountant along with a BA from Trinity College Dublin, Grainne has a strong record of strategically focusing commercial organizations to deliver accelerated revenue growth, while in parallel managing challenging cost base dynamics to optimize profitability.
As CFO in behold.ai., Grainne will focus on strategically driving the growth of the organization, to accelerate profitability and manage and deliver investor relationships and returns.
Dr Qaiser Malik
Qaiser is Clinical Director for MSB NHS Trust the largest non-teaching District General Hospital in the UK and Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director behold.ai.
A vastly experienced Radiologist and Lead in musculoskeletal radiology, he is a Senior clinical lecturer for the University College London Medical School and is also on the Scientific Programme and Committee for the Royal College of Radiologists.
His key focus is to develop the medical governance and clinical operational dimensions of our solutions in an acute setting for behold.ai.
Ruben has over 20 years of experience in Design, Systems Integration, and Operations.
His experience of large, complex, public and private sector environments utilising a hybrid cloud strategy is driving the scaling out approach in behold.ai. Ruben works across all areas of the business ensuring the integration and operation of a safe and effective AI medical software device. Ruben is our trained Calidcott Guardian for the company.
He has attained an MBA from Warwick Business School and a Computer Science degree from Liverpool University.
With a successful background in implementing highly resilient and hugely scalable IT systems, James succeeded in breaking down some of the technological barriers that existed within the traditional UK healthcare environment.
James joined MEDICA in 2006 with the task of building a UK-wide scalable, reliable and highly secure tele-radiology network that could tackle the challenges faced by radiology departments throughout the NHS.
He is a strong proponent of data security and digital privacy rights, enabling the correct handling of data to deliver world class solutions that can benefit the public in a safe and secure way.
At behold.ai James is responsible for building the infrastructure that will deliver the cutting-edge red dot™ cognitive computing platform to radiology teams across the globe in a fast, resilient and secure way.
Giles joins behold.ai to enhance, lead and enrich our Technical Operations team. With over 12 years of effective operations management experience supporting critical clinical systems across the UK, coupled with extensive knowledge of PACS systems, workflows and other clinical software.
Working closely with the Engineering team, Giles will manage, operate and deliver a high quality service to behold.ai’s customers ensuring the latest behold.ai products are implemented and integrated in an effective manner to deliver benefit to the Radiology sector.
Formerly head of Information Security and Compliance at Medica, Mike has a successful track record in implementing Information Security and Quality management systems in a digital healthcare environment.
Mike’s role is to help anticipate the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence in healthcare applications. Mike utilises his knowledge of International standards and certifications to help behold.ai navigate through the challenging regulatory landscape quickly and smoothly.
The compliance and regulatory strategy that Mike will drive forwards in his role at behold.ai will seek to provide investors and clients with the trust and assurance that is so essential in today’s data driven world.
Isaac attained a BSc in Business Management from King’s College, London. His previous role was with a large UK commercial real estate portal, initially working with the customer success team, then moving quickly to include product management that helped to drive the development of the core software. His contributions aided in the growth of the business through to its acquisition.
At behold.ai, Isaac will focus on managing new products through the product development lifecycle, from the product definition right through to the release of new products. His role with be multi-faceted working with our customers and across the business to maintain and improve behold.ai’s products and services.
Eui Joon Kim
EJ graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science at New York University in 2019.
EJ grew up in Myanmar where a local doctor missed a significant fracture in his sister’s shin, which lead to a delay in treatment. He is passionate about behold.ai’s technology, which will help prevent similar occurrences for others and allow faster treatments for those who need them. EJ’s role within the Software Engineering team is to design and deliver stable and scalable production systems for behold.ai’s Radiologists and customers.
Indy brings his considerable industry experience to behold.AI with a strong background in regulatory compliance and quality management. After attaining a BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Sciences, Indy began his career working for a Global Bio Pharmaceutical company as a Regulatory CMC Associate.
Indy then gained a wealth of experience working as a Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Engineer for a UK based SME in the Orthopaedic Medical Device sector where his responsibilities included management of the QMS, and compliance to the ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820 standards.
At Behold.ai, Indy will apply his extensive knowledge and experience to ensure that the business is able to deliver on its comprehensive Compliance and Regulatory Strategy.
Marcus has over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology having gained extensive experience across a wide range of industrial sectors. Marcus’s greatest strength is in his ability to adapt to the ever changing IT landscape to learn new concepts and technologies. He has applied his skillset to creating Big Data platforms and to automate the deployment of testing and production systems.
Marcus is passionate about Agile and DevOps methodologies including the latest DevOps best practices for infrastructure automation. Marcus will work across both the Engineering and Operations functions to support behold.ai’s growth as an enterprise organisation.
Tom attained a Master’s in Computational Biochemistry from the University of Oxford in 2018. His research work focused on simulating protein-protein interactions within bacterial membranes and possible methods of inhibition.
Tom grew up in a medical family and is passionate about the potential of AI to alleviate stresses on global health systems and improve the accessibility of world-class healthcare for everyone. Bringing his experience of scaling up the Machine Learning team, Tom will lead our Research and Development team at behold.ai.
Gaëtan attained a Master’s in Advanced Computing from Imperial College London in 2020 and completed the Engineering programme of Ecole Polytechnique, France in 2019. His previous research work focused on drug repositioning and, more recently, on neonatal care for extremely preterm babies.
Gaëtan is driven by a strong belief in the capabilities of AI to tackle challenges in Health and Medicine, to provide valuable help to medical staff. Gaëtan brings experience and enthusiasm to the Machine Learning team at behold.ai.
George attained his Bachelors in Physics from the University of Birmingham in 2019, his final year project in Medical Imaging investigated a low radiation alternative to Gamma Cameras for use in tumour imaging.
George believes advances in AI will lead to improvements in the quality and speed of healthcare, freeing up resources for complex cases and preventative medicine in the process. He will be working within our Research and Development team focusing on the key areas of clinical data and increasing the efficiency of research as Behold.ai continues to innovate.
Dr Teik Chooi Oh
Dr Teik Chooi Oh is an experienced Consultant Radiologist with Musculoskeletal and Radionuclide speciality interests. He has been heavily involved in education for both undergraduates and postgraduates and is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer for The University of Manchester as well as Educational Supervisor and Academic Adviser.
An experienced manager, he has held Clinical Director and Governance Lead roles. He is currently Deputy Lead of the MSK Special Interest Group (SIG) for Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). He is a member of Greater Manchester Senate Assembly. Dr Chooi Oh has been elected to start term as Executive Committee Member in British Skeletal Society of Radiologists (BSSR) end of 2020.
Dr Chooi Oh co-authored the Pocket Tutor for Musculoskeletal Radiology with Dr Mehan. He is also co-author in Bone Disease (5th Series) vol.53, published in 2010. He has published several papers. He has great interest in technology in healthcare and its practical applications, especially the use of A.I. technologies.
Dr Sherif Raouf
Dr Sherif Raouf is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Barts Health and previously divisional director of Cancer and clinical support at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He completed his oncology training at Charing Cross, Mount Vernon and UCL Hospitals
With over 15 years’ experience in cancer management, he is a firm believer of the value AI can bring to cancer diagnosis that will lead to improvement in turnaround time for cancer patients.
Sherif’s extensive experience focuses on clinical governance, delivering seamless integration of new technologies into the NHS with maximum interoperability into current systems.
Dr Rakesh Mehan
Dr Rakesh Mehan is a Consultant Radiologist specialising in musculoskeletal conditions. He trained at the University of Manchester and undertook post graduate training in Radiology on the Manchester training scheme.
He was appointed to Bolton Hospitals in 2001 as Consultant Radiologist to set up the Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging service and develop Musculoskeletal ultrasound and imaging guided therapeutic injections.
He has extensive experience in general and musculoskeletal radiology, has a keen interest in IT and PACS and has served as an elected executive committee member of the British Skeletal Radiology Society. He has co-authored a popular introductory text on musculoskeletal radiology, Pocket Tutor for Musculoskeletal Radiology, with Dr Chooi Oh.
Dr Sanjiv Chawda
Consultant Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiologist at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2000, Dr Sanjiv Chawda is an exceptionally experienced neuroradiologist. Qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine, he subsequently completed his Neuroradiology Fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Royal London Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital.
He has been the lead for Neuroradiology for more than 20 years, and Clinical Director for Radiology between 2004-2008, and again since 2017. He set up the Neuro-Interventional Service at Queens University Hospital 20 years ago and provides Neuroradiology Support to referring hospitals from Essex. He supervises Radiology Trainees coming from East of England Deanery coming specifically for Neuroradiology Training.
Mr Jim Gray
Jim is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, a Digital Health Entrepreneur and Healthcare Advisor. He has been Clinical Director of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust since 2013. His role has defined redesigns of clinical areas as well as service reorganisation. He was chosen for the UCL Partners Improvement Fellowship programme for 2018, NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Programme in 2019 and is focused upon quality improvements not just for clinicians, but to find synergies for all. He has a role as Specialist Advisor for Hospitals for the CQC.
Jim aims to bring clinician-centred design to digital healthcare process, gathering rich data, speed and enhanced customer satisfaction. He is a passionate voice for digital enablement demanding a mobile first user-centred approach and believes we must reach a sweet spot between technology, the clinical frontline and environmental design.
“The future digital environment needs to heal time. It must automate tasks, making healthcare lean yet more empathic and human, whilst gathering rich data to inform decision-making.”
Dr Michael Hughes
A consultant radiologist for approaching three decades, Mike has a wealth of wide ranging experience in the NHS, private sector and more recently the tele-radiology arenas of radiological practise. He has a natural enthusiasm for adopting and implementing new technologies to help serve the increasing demands for radiology – with a particular emphasis on the district general hospital environment.
He is an experienced teacher at pre and postgraduate levels on medical, nursing and radiographer courses as well as holding post-graduate tutor role for over five years at Warwick & Stratford upon Avon Hospitals. He is also a co-author (with his medical brother) of two radiology texts for student and MRCP exam levels.
Mike believes we are at the dawning of a new age of technology and computer assisted radiology services which will lead to a dramatic improvement for clinical colleagues and patients alike. The focus on timely access to radiology results and subsequent improved patient safety is his motivation in contributing to the behold.ai projects.