The Team

The Advisors

The team that advises First Derm are globally recognized leaders in digital health, teledermatology and startups.

Dr. John Paoli

MOHS surgeon Dermatologist & Dermoscopy Expert

  • Vice President of the Swedish Society of Dermatology and Venereology
  • President of the Swedish Society of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
  • Board Member of the International Dermoscopy Society
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Practices at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden and Ramón y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid, Spain
  • Online Profile
  • List of Publications

Prof. H Peter Soyer

Dermatologist & Dermoscopy Expert

Associate Professor Iris Zalaudek

Dermato-Oncologist & Expert in Dermoscopy

Dr. Ashfaq Marghoob

Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD

Dermatologist & Dermoscopy Expert

  • Hauppauge, Long Island & New York City
  • Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s regional skin cancer clinic
  • Specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the skin
  • Research interests: The use of imaging instruments such as photography, dermoscopy, and confocal laser microscopy to recognize skin cancer early in its development
  • Board member International Dermoscopy Society
  • Online profile
  • List of Publication

Dr. Jonathan Bowling

Dermatologist & Dermoscopy Expert

Dr. Marcus Conant


  • San Francisco, California
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Dermatological Society of San Francisco
  • American Dermatological Association
  • Board of Directors, San Francisco P.S.R.O
  • International AIDS Society
  • Online profile

Dr. Daniel Kraft

Physician & Digital Health Expert

  • San Francisco, California
  • Medical Chair of Singularity University
  • Founder of Exponential Medicine
  • Faculty positions at Stanford University Medical School and UCSF

Andreas Penna

Business Development Expert

  • San Francisco, California
  • Former director of Business Development and New Ventures for Samsung Mobile
  • Former Global Head for Partnerships at Tele2 (Vodafone group)
  • Business Education from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management

Dr. Jordan Shlain

Physician & Serial Entrepreneur

  • San Francisco, California
  • Founder of HealthLoop
  • American Academy of Private Physicians
  • Health Services Systems Board San Francisco

Dr. Henrik Agrell

Physician & Telemedicine Expert

  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • MD, Karolinska University
  • Founder of the Telemedicine Clinic, Barcelona

Stig Herbern

Entrepreneur & Investor

  • Oslo, Norway
  • HM Management (Oil & Gas)
  • Telenor (mobile operator)

Dr. Yamini Saripalli


  • Washington, DC
  • 4 academic studies published in Dermatology
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honors Society

David Harlow

Legal Health Council

  • HIPAA attorney
  • Charter member of the external Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
  • Founder of The Harlow Group LLC

Jeff Wallace

Business Development Expert

  • Founder and president of Global Kinetics Inc.
  • President, Managing Partner and a Founding Investor of The Batchery
  • Global Advisory Board for the Enterprise Mobility Exchange
  • SkyAdvisor at the University of California at Berkeley’s startup incubator, SkyDeck

Behind the Scenes

Dr. Alexander Börve

Founder & CEO
Orthopedic Surgeon and Entrepeneur

Jimmy Stridh

Co-Founder & CTO
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

Rodrigo Cárcamo

Front End Development & South American Coordinator
Commercial engineering student and Entrepeneur

Angela Wong

Content Marketing Intern
University of California, Riverside

Jonas Balko

German speaking market
Medical Student

Dr. Farhaad Riyaz

Dermatologist in Residence

Dr. Dennis Porto


Emil Oezeke

Business Development Intern
University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business

Soomin Suh

Social Media Intern
University of California Berkeley


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