KinetiCor is a medical imaging company dedicated to improving the quality of medical imaging

KinetiCor’s patented prospective motion correction optical imaging technology delivers unparalleled performance to fully optimized MR imaging.

Board of Directors

Barry M. Weinman – Chairman

Founding partner of Allegis Capital, a $700M venture fund in Silicon Valley, Mr. Weinman has over 30 years of venture capital and over 15 years of operations experience. Examples of top companies: Columbia/HCA (NYSE), Extreme Networks (NASDAQ), PALM (NASDAQ), (NASDAQ), Medscape (NASDAQ).


40 years of public and private sector senior management experience across a variety of industries, including airlines, tourism, and software, and in the three major disciplines: finance, revenue, and operations. Mr. Casey has mentored numerous senior executives and is a director of Australian public company, which is focused on intelligent fastening systems.


Managing Partner and Founder of Hendale, a fund focused on promising growth companies globally. Mr. Lee has over 25 years of experience investing across a wide range of companies and sectors, including healthcare and medical device companies, serving as CIO and Portfolio Manager for large family offices and global asset managers. He is active in the investment communities in Asia, Europe, and the US.


President and CEO of The Queen’s Health Systems, the parent corporation of ten healthcare and real estate companies with an annual operating budget of $1.2 billion, 7,000 employees, and 1,600 physicians. Mr. Ushijima has over 40 years of experience managing and leading hospitals and health systems in five different states.

Jeffrey Yu, M.D. – CEO

Physician/Entrepreneur with board certifications in radiology and nuclear medicine and MR research experience at the Lucas Center at Stanford. Dr. Yu has held multiple executive level positions in health care organizations and startups, most recently as CTO of Queen’s Medical Center, and as Founder & CTO of OneMedNet – a medical image transfer software company.

Management Team

Jeffrey Yu, M.D. – CEO

Physician/Entrepreneur with board certifications in radiology and nuclear medicine and MR research experience at the Lucas Center at Stanford. Dr. Yu has held multiple executive level positions in health care organizations and startups, most recently as CTO of Queen’s Medical Center, and as Founder & CTO of OneMedNet – a medical image transfer software company.

Will H. Alameida – COO

Entrepreneur with 25 years of technology management and commercialization experience, with a focus on information technology, medical imaging, and biotechnology. Most recently Mr. Alameida served as Founding CEO of PanThera Biopharma and held previous executive and managerial roles at STI Medical Systems, MIPS Computer Systems, and Apple Computer.


Physicist with 20 years of experience in developing and commercializing sophisticated dual use technologies and medical devices. Dr. Engelmann’s expertise includes software, image sensors, electronic circuit design, mechanical product design, and project management. He was formerly a Senior Scientist at Trex Enterprises, a diversified technology company headquartered in San Diego.


Engineering leader with 12 years of experience in commercializing complex medical technology, including developing hardware, software, and electromechanical systems for surgical robots, creating roadmaps to fulfill clinical and market requirements, designing and testing for manufacturability, and obtaining FDA clearance for the products. Dr. Shen has built and led a team of 50 engineering staff members.

Leigh-Ann Miyasato – VP Administration & General Counsel

Attorney and executive in Hawai‘i’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for 17 years, most recently as a technology transfer officer at the University of Hawai‘i and as president and founding executive director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawai‘i.

Cynthia Hardin, RTR, MR – VP Sales

Healthcare executive with more than 30 years in healthcare, certified as a diagnostic imaging and MR technologist. Served as senior sales executive with a major medical imaging company for 15 years. Holds a Masters in Radiology Science from Midwestern State University.

Advisory Board

Thomas Ernst, Ph.D.

Dr. Ernst is a Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, where he is Principal Investigator of a National Institute of Health multi-center program focused on Motion Tracking for Real-Time Adaptive MR Imaging. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and held faculty positions at UCLA and the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Dr. Ernst is a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and has been a reviewer for multiple Scientific Journals and Societies.

Oliver Speck, Ph.D.

Dr. Speck is Professor for Biophysics and Director of the Department of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Freiburg, Germany, where he also served as Research Director for the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Speck is the Deputy Editor for the Magnetic Resonance in Medicine journal.

Thomas Prieto, Ph.D.

Dr. Prieto is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University. He was Technical Director of a human motion analysis laboratory and has had funding to assess the feasibility of a novel ambulatory system for measuring human motion. Dr. Prieto has provided technical support for the functional imaging projects at the Medical College of Wisconsin since 1995.

Maxim Zaitsev, Ph.D.

Dr. Zaitsev is the Principal Investigator at the Department of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Medical Centre Freiburg, Germany, and the Scientific Director of the Magnetic Resonance Development and Application Center (MRDAC). He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Cologne, Germany. Dr. Zaitsev is Deputy Editor for Engineering Systems for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and has served as Co-Organizer of the Motion Correction Study Group of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) since 2009.

Robert Herfkens, M.D.

Dr. Robert Herfkens is Professor of Radiology and Associate Chair for Clinical Technology in Radiology at Stanford University. He received his MD degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He received residency and fellowship training in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is currently director of MRI at Stanford University. His research interests include fundamentals of MR imaging and cardiovascular imaging. He has published over 250 scientific publications. He has served on multiple editorial boards and is past president of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).


Dr. Setsompop is an Associate Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School and an Affiliated Faculty member at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Over the last decade, Dr. Setsompop has been a pioneer in the development of a number of MRI acquisition technologies, including parallel transmission and simultaneous multi-slice imaging. In particular, his blipped-CAIPI technology has been distributed to more than 200 research and clinical sites and is now a clinical product on MRI scanners worldwide. Such technology is changing how diffusion, perfusion, and functional MRI are being performed today.

KinetiCor is backed by Hendale Capital, the University of Hawaii Foundation, Queen’s Development Corporation, and the Hawaii Medical Services Association.


Cambridge University, England

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Max Planck Institute, Tuebingen, Germany

Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany

The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

National Institute of Communications and Technology, Japan

National Institutes of Health, U.S.A.

Otto-von-Guerricke University of Magdeburg, Germany

San Francisco VA Medical Center, U.S.A.

The Queens Medical Center, U.S.A.

University College of London, England

University of Freiburg, University Medical Center, Germany

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, U.S.A.

University of Lausanne, LREN, Switzerland

University of Minnesota, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, U.S.A.

Washington University at Saint Louis, U.S.A.

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