The Advisors

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

Dr. Henrik Agrell

Physician & Telemedicine Expert

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

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

Stig Herbern

Entrepreneur & Investor

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

Dr. Jordan Shlain

Physician & Serial Entrepreneur

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

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
  • More about David

Behind the Scenes

Dr. Alexander Börve

Founder & CEO
Orthopedic Surgeon and Entrepeneur

Jimmy Stridh

Co-Founder & CTO
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

Emil Oezeke

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

David Bressler

Machine Learning Engineer
PhD from University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Farhaad Riyaz

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Dennis Porto

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Soomin Suh

Social Media Intern
University of California Berkeley


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