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Our Team

Julian Praceus

CEO & Co-Founder

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

Dr. Katie Fitch

VP North America & Head of Algorithms

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 Bernard

COO & Co-Founder

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

Alex Vasilev

Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder

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.

Anja Roepling

Head of Frontend & UX

Jeffrey Jedele

Head of Software Platform

Angelos Theocharis

Head of Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Our Leadership

Lachana Hada

Senior Software Engineer

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

Lorena Leguizamon

Medical Engineer

Lorena is a dedicated engineer, whose attention to detail keeps our product and process quality assurance activities on track

Andreas Iakobou

Software Engineer

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

Mirac Sanisoglu

Software Engineer

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

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

David Luksic

Technical Lead Front-End

David is integrating cutting-edge DICOM visualisation tools for case planning into the platform. He is originally from Croatia

Katharina Brandt

Operations & HR Manager

Katharina’s operational support and office management ensures we have everything we need to focus on building better products for the physicians, researchers & companies that use them

Dhaval Shah

Software Engineer

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

Valentin Gerhard

3D Web Developer Front-End

Edward Plugge

Marketing Manager

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

Dr. Anna Mira

Software Engineer Medical Algorithms

Anna's advanced work on tailored measurements is driven by lengthy experience in the private sector & academia, including at King’s College, London.

Gregor Wiese

Software and Research Engineer

Gregor’s work on advanced machine learning is targeting the improvement of our segmentation capabilities, and expanding what is possible with our automatic cardiac CT analysis

Daniela Schneider

User Interface Designer

Daniela provides strategic design solutions and assists in creating the overall design style guide to create a consistent and intuitive user interface

Vivien Hopf

Working Student Quality & Regulatory Affairs


Our Secret Boss

Our Specialists

Antje Blumhagen

Member of the Board & Financial Advisor

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Dr. Peter Vorländer

Member of the Board & Strategic Advisor

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