The Qmetrics leadership team blends individuals with great understanding of biomedical and life sciences with those having expertise in bringing scientific technology to commercial light, enabling them to apply their medical imaging and business expertise to meet partners’ expectations. Our imaging scientists are experts in the application of computational methods for segmentation of images, quantification and analysis of qMRI results. Our operational leadership has extensive experience in supporting regulated clinical studies, and associated requirements for process, documentation and auditability that ensure reliable, trouble-free projects.
Edward H. Schreyer, Chief Executive Officer
Edward Schreyer has extensive product, marketing and management experience in both early-stage companies and large corporations, including PeopleSoft, Silicon Graphics, 3Com and One Touch Systems. As Vice President of Operations at VirtualScopics, Edward managed early-stage core lab development and growth from less than $100K to initial profitability and multi-million dollar revenues. Under his guidance, Qmetrics has grown to include a staff with 60 years of collective experience transforming ideas and technology into commercial products. Edward is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has contributed to scientific and managerial publications.
Saara Totterman, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Saara Totterman is an expert in musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology with extensive clinical and research experience in the field of osteoarthritis. For over 15 years, she has pioneered the segmentation and analysis of knee MR images. She is the inventor of 13 US patents on MRI and image analysis technologies, and has authored and contributed to over 135 peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations, most of them on MSK conditions. Dr. Totterman was the director of the MR center and professor of radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and was co-founder of VirtualScopics. She received a BS from the University of Turku, Finland, her MD from the University of Oulu, Finland; and a PhD from the University of Bergen School of Medicine in Norway
José Tamez-Peña, PhD, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. José Tamez-Peña is a leading expert in the field of computer vision and image segmentation techniques and is the inventor of several US patents for segmentation and analysis techniques. Dr. Tamez-Peña is the author of the core technology used by Qmetrics. He is the author of approximately 100 scientific publications and has presented several studies based on high-precision analysis of OAI image data. He is co-founder of VirtualScopics and Imitek, and is currently the Professor of Biomedicine at Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, Mexico, where he is fulfilling his obligation as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Tamez–Peña received a BS in physics engineering and MS in control engineering from ITESM; and a MS and PhD in electrical engineering and digital signal processing from the University of Rochester.
Patricia C. González, Chief Operating Officer
Patricia has extensive operational experience within CROs and deep knowledge of quality and regulatory practices. Previously she managed service operations at iCardiac, a technologically differentiated cardiac core lab; and she oversaw the commercial application of VirtualScopics’ technology in image processing for clinical trials as well as the transformation of the company into a regulatory-compliant clinical services provider. Patricia holds a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, Mexico, and an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.
Joshua M. Farber, MD, Senior Medical Scientist
Dr. Farber is a board certified radiologist with nearly 20 years of clinical experience. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania and was a resident in radiology at New York University. He completed two formal fellowships, one in MSK radiology at New York University and one in MRI at Duke University Medical Center. Dr Farber’s last academic position was Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs at Indiana University, but he continues to pursue his research interests. Recently, he has published abstracts and peer reviewed articles on articular cartilage segmentation, with a focus on clinical applications. In addition to his work with Qmetrics, he remains active in MSK and MRI society work. He has been on numerous program committees for the ISMRM, RSNA and SSR. Dr. Farber reviews manuscripts for six peer-reviewed journals, and reviews abstracts for the ISMRM and RSNA annual meetings.
Jaimie Cole, Chief Information Officer
Jaimie Cole has a wealth of experience in biomedical technology commercialization, software engineering, computer system validation, and quality compliance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is also an Industry Advisory Board member in the Biomedical Engineering Department. He has also taught in the RIT Golisano College and the RIT Kate Gleason Engineering College. He specializes in signal/image processing algorithms for software and hardware applications. Jaimie also volunteers his time as a startup company advisor and mentor.
Amber Carr, Senior Project Manager
Amber is a lead Project Manager for Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV clinical trial studies at Qmetrics. She communicates closely with international site coordinators, MRI and X-Ray technicians, and sponsor representatives, and represents Qmetrics at numerous international investigator meetings and scientific research conventions. She focuses on making strategic process improvements and eliminating duplicated efforts in order to streamline the workflow at Qmetrics and maintain on-time delivery for trial milestones. Amber has extensive experience in project management, customer service, and account management in various industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Organizational Leadership from the Arizona State University.