“I founded AOG with Charlotte Kalafut to make a tangible difference to those who are pushing the boundaries of improving healthcare.”
Improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare.
Our professional backgrounds in healthcare technologies and life sciences combined with the personal experience of living with a chronic illness drives our mission to see clients succeed in improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare.
We are uniquely qualified to assist clients with their technology, product management, regulatory, and market strategy to anticipate and overcome the full spectrum of hurdles across the healthcare ecosystem.
Product & Solution Management
Built Bayer Radiology Informatics Business
Solution Architects for major, multi-year partnership and R&D collaborations
Developed regulatory strategies and clinical validation of multiple products
Led product mgmt. for radiologist & cardiologist workstations deployed in 1,000s of hospitals globally
Created world-class healthcare IT customer service & support organizations
Management leading high-acuity, software product organization and business
Supported more than 40 awarded SBIR/STTR and NIH grants and contracts.
Clinical Pathway Optimization
Led creation of AI orchestration solution at GE – first inventor on US patent US10957442 with MGH
DICOM and IHE standards participation and experience
Developed stroke innovation program with MGH and Brigham
Cardiovascular pathway deal architecture
Decades in developing performance solutions for health system C-suites
Strategic product marketing lead for AI-enabled decision support solution built in collaboration with Big Pharma
AI digital solutions, Chief Scientist
Authors of many peer-reviewed journal articles, conference abstracts and posters
Co-PI on integrated diagnostics grants, NCIMI, and other UK programs
Development of quality management systems
Developed large public-private organizations to spur research, innovation and technology transfer
Experience managing complex large-scale customer relationship with 100’s of health systems
Worked with over 120+ life science technology start-ups
John F. Kalafut, PhD
As CEO of AOG, John advises innovators, vendors and providers in artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare. He brings to the table market insights, product development guidance, solution architecture and healthcare digital transformation, scientific and clinical development support.
He is the principal inventor or co-inventor on 39 US patents and ~14 pending applications. Many of his inventions are used in practice around the world, across nuclear medicine and radiological agent delivery, diagnostic and interventional cardiology devices, and patient monitoring systems.
Before founding AOG, John was Chief Scientist of Informatics Research at GE Healthcare. His stewardship of an AI-enabled, diagnostic pathway solution led to their first Breakthrough Designation by the US Food and Drug Administration. He led architecture of learning platforms and applications co-created by GE Healthcare and its clinical partners at world-renowned academic health systems, including Mass General Brigham Healthcare and Boston Children’s Hospital. John was instrumental in the founding of the UK’s National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI) and was a co-Principal Investigator on Digital Pathology and Diagnostic (DART).
Prior to GE, he held various development, research and innovation roles across medical device and pharmaceutical organizations. John received a PhD in Electrical/Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Engineering in Bioengineering and Computational Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor’s in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Scranton.
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