The Jibon family spans two continents and consists of multi-disciplined individuals with a passion for helping others. With backgrounds in biomedical engineering, product development, obstetrics, business, and marketing, we have paid careful attention to building a team that can help our products succeed globally.


MANAGING TEAM


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Mikail Kamal

Co-founder, CEO

New York City

Mikail, an aspiring doctor and a native of Bangladesh, recently graduated from Columbia University with a dual degree in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics. His extensive clinical and research experience, including working at one of the world’s leading stem cell tissue engineering labs, has allowed him to establish invaluable connections in both industry and medicine.  Mikail has a fond love of osteopathic medicine and is currently pursuing his D.O. at TouroCOM.


Anthony Elder

Co-founder, Creative Director

New York City

Anthony Elder is a design and branding specialist from Brooklyn, New York with a BA in Design from Fordham University. His creative work can be found in many forms including branding, illustration, product design, and graphic design for clients across many industries. He is excited to take the creative lead on a project with such potential for positive worldwide impact and honored to be solving problems alongside such a brilliant team of young engineers.

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Mahtab Alam

Vice President of Operations

NEW YORK CITY

Mahtab recently graduated from Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York with a degree in biomedical engineering and is currently a graduate student at Boston University. Mahtab would like to use his background in BME to design low-cost and easy to use medical devices for developing countries. At Jibon, he has the opportunity to combine his interest in medical devices and knowledge of imaging technologies to design exciting new products.


Mohammad Zaryab

Product Developer

NEW YORK CITY

Mohammad is a graduate student at Columbia University, with a B.E in electrical engineering from Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York. He has experience in fields ranging from computer vision and programming, to optics and circuit design. As such, he has worked on projects including indoor 3D mapping using a depth sensor, in addition to developing an eco-friendly prismatic window that enhances sunlight distribution indoors.


Marissa Dreyer

Co-founder, Project Consultant

NEW YORK CITY

Marissa helped establish Jibon's first project Tampostat while studying at Columbia University.  After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, she pursued research and development of cutting edge biomedical technologies for premier hospitals across the United States and Europe.  She then pursued a master's degree in bioenvironmental engineering.  But the mission of Jibon Health has always captivated her heart, and she is back using her experience with technical design and scientific writing to implement sustainable and accessible healthcare technologies. 


ADVISORY BOARD


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Dr. Fatema Ashraf

Bangladesh

Dr. Ashraf (M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S.) is a Professor (CC) of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital. She supervises Jibon's operations in Bangladesh and heads the clinical team. Dr. Ashraf has worked closely on various maternal health projects of Govt. aided by UNICEF and UNFPA. She is the founding member of AROHEE (A Rural Organization for Health, Education and Environment), a grassroots maternal health organization.


Dr. Aaron Kyle

New York City

Dr. Aaron M. Kyle, Ph.D., is a renowned Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University. He has extensive experience in developing low-cost devices for use in low-resource settings, specifically in Uganda. At Jibon, Dr. Kyle works closely with the engineering team and provides technical guidance. 


Dr. Aminur Shaheen

Bangladesh

Dr. Aminur Shaheen is a OB/ GYN and works as a research scientist at icddr,b. His clinical expertise is closely linked with his research career– allowing him to investigate research questions from a clinical perspective and have a dynamic understanding of the problem at hand.


Dr. Ferdoisi Islam

Bangladesh

Dr. Ferdousi Islam is a Professor and Head of the OB/GYN Department at Dhaka Medical College & Hospital.


FORMER TEAM MEMBERS 


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John Esau

Co-Founder, CTO EMERITUS 

New York City

John Esau is a biomedical engineer from Columbia University with a research background in biomechanics and physiology. Together with co-founder Mikail Kamal, their work allowed them to win the Capstone Award for Best Design Project during their senior year, which eventually led to the creation of Jibon Health. John's skills in 3D modeling and medical device engineering help turn Jibon's ideas into reality.


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Jason Kang

VP of Engineering emeritus 

New York City

Jason Kang is a senior and an Egleston Scholar at Columbia University studying Biomedical Engineering. With over five years of biology research experience, he aspires to combine his love for engineering with his strong background in biology and medicine to create devices that will improve the health status of the world. Jason has previously interned on the technical team at Transcriptic and is a Co-Founder of Kinnos.