People

“We actively strive to help our clients solve their complex problems quickly and successfully.”

We firmly believe that we succeed only when our clients succeed. To this end, we partner with and work alongside our clients to build healthcare data solutions that drive meaningful process improvement and deliver high returns on investment.

The resulting solutions enable our clients to focus on what they do best – improve people's health and well-being. Building and supporting those solutions requires a top-notch team dedicated to hMetrix’ core principles:


Integrity

Genuine, honest answers are the key to helping our clients solve their problems so that they can be in a better place than they were before.


Respect

We respect our clients and the work that they do. Every day, our clients make a positive impact in the world of healthcare and the lives that they touch. Our goal is to provide new innovations and approaches to help our clients stay ahead.


Quality

At hMetrix, we always believe in meeting and exceeding our client's expectations and helping them plan for the future.


Reliability

Our clients depend on us to deliver robust solutions so that they can focus on doing what they do best.


Commitment

We are dedicated to the success of our clients, as their success means we are one step closer to positively transforming the healthcare ecosystem.

OUR TEAM

Leadership

George Chalissery, MS
Founder, President, CEO
George Chalissery, MS
Founder, President, CEO
George brings general expertise in technology, data science and healthcare domain to the hMetrix team. He has 25 years of experience in healthcare analytics, prior to which he worked in the computer industry with companies like IBM & DEC. George holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
George brings general expertise in technology, data science and healthcare domain to the hMetrix team. He has 25 years of experience in healthcare analytics, prior to which he worked in the computer industry with companies like IBM & DEC. George holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.


Zacharia Mathew, MBA
Vice President

Zac brings data management, project management, application development and healthcare domain expertise to the hMetrix team. Zac is an engineer by training and holds an MBA from Cornell University.


James Spann, MBA
Chief Commercial Officer

James is responsible for ensuring the integrated commercial success of hMetrix. James brings 30 years of diverse healthcare leadership and commercial operations experience, combined with foundational technical knowledge. James holds a BS degree from The University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.


Tessie Chalissery, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Tessie is responsible for financial management, accounting, and compliance. Tessie worked as an equity analyst before co-founding hMetrix. Tessie holds a BS in Economics and an MBA in Finance from Case Western Reserve University.

ADVISORS

Dr. Stephan Deustch, MD
Chief Medical Advisor
Dr. Deutsch is responsible for clinical strategy as well as new product development and evangelization. He brings two decades of senior leadership experience at healthcare organizations such as IPA, HMOs and PACE programs. He is a former member of the Brown University Faculty of Medicine where he taught and practiced for 20 years and authored more than 40 scientific publications. He is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, trained at Columbia & Harvard.
Dr. Stephan Deustch, MD
Chief Medical Advisor
Dr. Deutsch is responsible for clinical strategy as well as new product development and evangelization. He brings two decades of senior leadership experience at healthcare organizations such as IPA, HMOs and PACE programs. He is a former member of the Brown University Faculty of Medicine where he taught and practiced for 20 years and authored more than 40 scientific publications. He is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, trained at Columbia & Harvard.
Dr. Sunil Shende, PhD
Chief Science Advisor
Dr. Shende is responsible for developing innovative algorithmic solutions & provide expert technical advice on data science and machine learning. He brings 26 years in theory, design & analysis of sequential & parallel algorithms. Dr Shinde holds a PhD in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania and is part of the Department of Computer Science faculty at Rutgers University.
Dr. Sunil Shende, PhD
Chief Science Advisor
Dr. Shende is responsible for developing innovative algorithmic solutions & provide expert technical advice on data science and machine learning. He brings 26 years in theory, design & analysis of sequential & parallel algorithms. Dr Shinde holds a PhD in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania and is part of the Department of Computer Science faculty at Rutgers University.

THE TEAM - US



Matthew Shimer, PhD
Director, Data Analytics

Matt is responsible for the development of Episode Analytics and has extensive knowledge of Medicare policy, data, and research analytics. He worked to analyze bundled payments before BPCI to current CJR participants. Matt holds a PhD in Physics from Virginia Tech.


Audrey (El-Gamil) Speter
Director, Healthcare Policy

Audrey has over 13 years of extensive experience in Medicare and Medicaid policy research, including alternative payment models, post-acute care reform and the cost of providing care across settings and services. As a seasoned consultant, Audrey managed and directed efforts for numerous federal clients as well as those in the commercial sector across a variety of care settings. Audrey holds a BA in Communications with a focus on Public Health from the University of Maryland College Park.


Joanne McNamara, MBA
Director, Clinical Pharmacy Management

Joanne brings clinical pharmacy program development, managed care including Part D Medicare and PBM oversight, hospital pharmacy and skilled nursing facility pharmacy operations management and healthcare domain expertise to the hMetrix team. Joanne is licensed to practice pharmacy in the states of NY, NJ and LA, and she holds an MBA from Louisiana State University.


Keshika Gupta
Analyst

Keshika is involved in validating & storing the data collected, and analyzing the data to meet the goals of the engagement. She has been part of projects focused on building care management platforms. Keshika holds an MS in Business Analytics and Project Management from the University of Connecticut.


Nathan Gustav Hedberg, MPH, HCISPP
Director, Product Strategy

Nathan has eight years of policy analysis & product development experience in the healthcare space. He has helped a wide range of medical device, payer, and provider clients to translate complex regulatory and coding challenges into user-friendly applications that provide actionable access to data resources. He holds an MPH from the University of Michigan and is HCISPP-certified.


Yuefeng ‘Dex’ Xu, MS
Operations Manager

Dex facilitates the running of company operations and provides support across regional teams. She brings over five years of experience in general operations, project coordination and account management. Prior to her work in internal operations, Dex worked in data analysis and modeling. Dex holds an MS in Statistics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Daniel Rosenzweig, MS
Associate

Daniel works closely with clients to ensure that their needs are met and are best able to capitalize on the tools we provide. He has experience in hospital operations resource assessment, change management and data analysis. He holds an MS in Public Health Economics, Policy and Management from Karolinska Institute.


Denise Fiori, MBA
Project Manager

Denise brings 11 years experience in healthcare data analysis, project management and application development. She holds a BS degree from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.


Maria Manavalan
Application Architect

Maria utilizes her experience and expertise in mathematics and technology to design and build comprehensive, efficient and stable software solutions. She excels at forming cohesive teams to take on projects. Maria holds an MS in Mathematics from Bangalore University.


Arun Shankar, MS
Analyst

Arun is responsible for analytics across multiple client engagements. Arun has three years of systems automation, data analysis, and migration experience. Arun has an MS in Business Analytics and Project Management from the University of Connecticut.


Timothy Hoye
Analyst

Tim brings experience in data analysis, data visualization, and statistics to the hMetrix team. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.