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Elliot Menschik, MD, PhD

Amazon/Amazon Web Services

Elliot is a former physician, neuroscientist, and engineer turned repeat founder/CEO and startup investor. At Amazon’s cloud computing arm, AWS, he is responsible for its work alongside healthcare and life science investors, deploying Amazon’s assets (people, technology, relationships, etc.) on behalf of their portfolio companies to accelerate their scientific, engineering and commercial efforts. Earlier he founded the healthcare practice of Dreamit Ventures where he led investments in 40+ seed-stage startups. He was previously the founder and CEO of HxTechnologies, an early player in medical imaging and health information exchange which he sold to Health Care Service Corporation, the parent of Blue Cross Blue Shield of TX, IL, OK, NM and MT. He also served on the engineering faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, teaching undergraduate and graduate students how to launch and operate tech startups. An NIH Fellow in the Medical Scientist Training Program, Elliot received his MD and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and holds MSE and BSEE degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins.

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