Paige.AI, a startup that uses AI to diagnose and treat cancer, announced the appointment of Leo Grady, PhD, as its new CEO and a member of its board of directors. Paige.AI, which has raised $25 million in funding, was recently named a top startup in CB Insight’s third annual AI 100 list.
“The Board is thrilled to welcome Leo to the Paige.AI team as our new CEO,” Jim Breyer, a lead Paige.AI investor and CEO of Breyer Capital, said in a prepared statement. “Leo is an accomplished healthcare technology executive who has successfully led the development and commercialization of transformative technologies rooted in medical imaging and machine learning.”
Grady brings with him more than 15 years of experience in machine learning and medical imaging technologies. He previously served as the senior vice president of engineering for California-based software engineering company HeartFlow, which uses deep learning methods to diagnose and treat cardiac disease.
“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead and work alongside Paige.AI’s growing team of the industry’s best and brightest minds, and I appreciate the confidence the Board and my new colleagues have placed in me,” Grady said. “Technology innovation in healthcare is taking huge steps forward every day, and Paige.AI is leading the charge by applying AI and machine learning to transform how doctors diagnose and treat cancer."
The New York City-based company is currently in the process of digitizing 5 million pathology slides from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSK) database to build a full suite of AI-based technologies in an effort to “serve the needs of diagnostic radiologists around the world.”
“We have a rare opportunity at Paige.AI to provide technology that helps doctors achieve the triple aim of healthcare: improved patient care, improved patient experience and lowered costs,” Grady said in the same statement. “Paige.AI’s mission is one of great purpose and promise, and I look forward to working with the team to help realize this company’s enormous potential.”
Grady received his doctorate in cognitive and neural systems from Boston University and his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont.
“The entire team looks forward to working with him in advancing our mission of developing AI and machine learning to help pathologists and physicians deliver better, more customized care for cancer patients around the world,” said Paige.AI co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Thomas Fuchs, MD.