Pioneering deep learning for advanced structural heart imaging


Streamlining and enhancing your clinical workflows and research 

Decision-making powered by the expertise of heart teams worldwide


Creating the most reliable planning for heart valve interventions together with clinicians to:

accelerate the breakthrough of mitral
and tricuspid valve procedures


Find out more about how each of our team members contribute to our goals.


Meet the Team


Julian Praceus

CEO & Co-Founder


Aleksei Vasilev

Product Manager & Co-Founder


Scientific Project Manager & Deep Learning Engineer

Dr. Katie Fitch

Katie is creating the image-based planning of tomorrow together with our clinical partners, tailored to their ideas. She holds a PhD from Princeton and previously worked as a postdoc at TU Munich.

Julian founded LARALAB and built a dedicated team and network that shares the passion for breaking new ground in cardiac imaging and the treatment of heart valve diseases.

Alex ventures beyond the imaginable and creates automated CT-based assessments, surpassing what is possible in clinics today. He works closely with imaging experts to integrate their knowledge.


COO & Co-Founder

Julian Bernard

Julian is LARALAB’s key driver to build medical software that fulfills the highest quality standards according to ISO 13485, MDR and FDA. He initiates and leads projects with innovative medical technology companies


Lachana Hada

Software Engineer

Lachana is passionate about realising cloud based software tailored for interdisciplinary heart teams, and interactive collaboration.


Clinical Affairs & Digitalization Manager

Lennart Nies

Lennart is the expert when it comes to introducing innovative structural heart software. He’s a marathon runner that manages our clinical research projects and lays the groundwork for routine use of our powerful platform.


Usability & Risk Engineer

Anja Roepling

Anja anticipates and eliminates risk before our heart teams even identify it. She tests usability concepts continuously with our clinical partners. Prior to LARALAB, Anja released neuro navigation systems for Brainlab.

Head of Software Development

Jeffrey Jedele


Jeff develops extremely secure cloud infrastructure, as he did before at IBM. He makes sure you never notice the intense processing behind our powerful algorithms.


Lorena Leguizamon

Medical Engineer

Lorena has an experienced grasp on all the technical documentation pertaining to our software. Thanks to her, our Quality Management system remains airtight, traceable and under firm control


Software Engineer

Andreas Iakobou

Andy, our allrounder, goes the extra mile to perfectly integrate our software with our clinical partners systems.


Lisa Tsechanski

UX Engineer

Lisa works intensively with interventionalists and designs our elegant and easy-to-use workflows.

Sarah Valderrama

Regulatory Affairs & Quality Specialist


Sarah is our key quality and regulatory specialist. As a passionate and experienced biomedical engineer, she ensures our products fulfil the highest regulatory requirements.

Software & Deep Learning Engineer

Miraç Sanisoğlu


Mirac is always hunting for challenging morphologies. He is dedicated to training our deep learning algorithms to robustly reconstruct abnormalities in CTs.


Katharina Brandt

Operations Manager


Software Developer & Tester

Dhaval Shah

Dhaval develops cutting edge software technology to tackle unsolved clinical challenges. He never lets a bug slip during our verification and testing rounds.

Katharina ensures all internal and external operations run smoothly. She makes our team feel at home at the LARALAB headquarters.


Angelos Theocharis

Medical Engineer

Angelos makes sure we're a step ahead of the very latest regulatory requirements for our software, always going the extra mile to keep our risk management processes running smoothly.


Marketing Manager

Edward Plugge

Edward follows the latest developments, publications and conferences in the structural heart field. You may meet him at our next conference!


Lap Shun Yu

Cybersecurity Working Student

Lap Shun is our white-hat hacker who has a keen eye for uncovering security vulnerabilities in our web-based software, helping to keep  user’s confidential data safe and sound

Our Secret Boss



Karlo secretly controls the whole show and ensures everything is running just as he wants it to.

Interested in discovering more?