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Our Team

Kata represents a new concept, embedding artists, engineers, designers and programmers in the inpatient and outpatient clinical space to customize technology for individual patients.

Omar Ahmad

Omar Ahmad, PhD

Director of Kata, Chief Designer, Simulation Engineer and Animator

Mona Bahouth

Mona Bahouth, MD

Director of Clinical Innovation

Sandra DeLuzio

Sandra Deluzio

Occupational Therapist

Arnold David Gomez

Arnold David Gomez, PhD

Neuroengineer and Assistant Animator

Jack Boma

Boma Jack

3D Artist

Dr. John Krakauer

John Krakauer, MD

Clinical and Scientific Head, Co-Director of Kata

Promit Roy

Promit Roy

Chief of Software, Cinematography, and Computer Graphics

Miki Ryan

Miki Ryan

Software Architect

Vess Vassileva-Clarke

Vess Vassileva-Clarke

Project Manager

Jarreau Wimberly

Jarreau Wimberly

Lead Artist, 2D Concepts, 3D shapes, Experience Design


Steven Zeiler

Steven Zeiler, MD, PhD

Director of Clinical Studies





Jeffrey D. Rothstein, MD, PhD
The John W. Griffin Director, Brain Science Institute
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director, Robert Packard Center for ALS Research
Johns Hopkins Medicine 

Russell H. Taylor, PhD
John C. Malone Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director, Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR)
The Johns Hopkins University  

Gregory D. Hager, PhD
Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science
Director, Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare
The Johns Hopkins University 

Pablo A. Celnik, MD
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Chair
Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Victor C. Urrutia, MD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Michelle C. Carlson, PhD
Professor of Mental Health
The Johns Hopkins University

Mike Hamilton
Creative Engineer

Joshua Duyan
Chief Strategy Officer
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