The top minds in healthcare come together to advance the practice of medicine through play
Level Ex’s community of hundreds of advisors across dozens of specialties join forces to transform the future of medical education. From game design to product development, these thought leaders are part of our team throughout the entire life cycle—they ensure our breathtaking games realistically capture the challenges facing clinicians today.
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Work with Us
There are endless opportunities to get involved with Level Ex. Our advisors share their unique experiences and expertise. Here are some of the ways our advisors channel their creativity and medical knowledge to help drive the Level Ex mission forward:
Bring real and raw awareness of your daily challenges in medicine so we can use our technology and design expertise to solve them together.
Exclusive Game Previews
Be first to play our yet-to-be-released games as an early play tester, ensuring these games are medically accurate and capture the challenges of the practice of medicine.
Be a part of a brand new market and help expand the footprint of an entirely new niche—medical video games—by serving as a voice and thought leader for your peers and industry experts at events and across media channels.
Expand your network along with Level Ex’s to bring solutions to new specialties and expand opportunities with your peers in shaping how clinicians consume new medical content and boost their knowledge repository.
Be the key player in partnering with organizations and societies to help them solve challenges and fill gaps for their audience and medical or surgical specialities at large.
Help expand the evidence for how game-based medical content can transform learning through innovative research efforts.
Meet our Advisors
Meet a few of the hundreds of clinicians who are shaping the next generation of learning.
Shraddha Desai, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist at Duly Health & Care and holds an adjunct professorship at Loyola University as well as a clinical instructorship at Rush University. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Illinois ‚Äì Urbana, followed by medical school at Rush University in Chicago. After dermatology residency at Loyola University Medical Center, she completed a cosmetic and dermatological surgery fellowship at SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut
Adam Ehrlich, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University. He is a gastroenterologist with interests that include inflammatory bowel diseases and fecal microbiota transplant, and he is Co-Medical Director of the Temple IBD Program. He is also the Fellowship Program Director for Gastroenterology and is active in patient education and a member of professional societies including the American College of Gastroenterology and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Brian R. Gantwerker, M.D., FAANS specializes in the treatment of degenerative and traumatic diseases of the spine through minimally invasive techniques, spinal cord and brain injury, and brain tumors and spinal fractures. Dr. Gantwerker is committed to providing newly advanced techniques for the treatment of brain and spine diseases. He is proficient in both minimally invasive and complex brain and spinal surgeries. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
General, Trauma, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery
Rafael Grossmann, MD, FACS a Michigan-trained surgeon, specializes in General, Trauma, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery. He’s a leader in DigitalHealth, having performed the first ever live-streamed Google Glass-assisted surgery in 2013. He advises, speaks at TEDx, and advocates for the smart use of technology to enhance and humanize healthcare. A futurist, he preaches “constructive disruption” in Healthcare, Education and Global-health access through the use of exponential tech.
Interventional Pulmonology and Advanced Bronchoscopy
D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP is an expert in pulmonary diseases & lung cancer. He uses advanced technology, like the Monarch by Auris robot, for minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment. He was the first in the Midwest to perform Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction and bronchial thermoplasty. He’s recognized for his expertise and dedication to patients and teaching, receiving awards and serving on editorial boards. He’s also the founder and past president of the Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy.
Anthony Klappa, MD, FACC received his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (Chicago, IL) before completing internal medicine and general cardiology training at University of Iowa, then subspecialty training in interventional cardiology at Loyola University (Maywood, IL). Currently, he is an attending at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR.
Peter Lio, MD, FAAD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University. He received his training at Harvard Medical School. He is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and has over 200 publications.
Jerome Lisk, MD, FAAN is Director of Movement Disorders at MD Neurology in Texas & Principal Site Investigator in Parkinson’s trials. Alum of University of Michigan, med degree from MCVA, residency & fellowship at U of Texas Houston. He has been a recipient of 2010 NAACP Man of Valor Award & voted Pasadena Top Doc. Member of AAN committees & advisor for biotech companies. Also on Parkinson Foundation South Central Region Advisory Board & Alzheimer’s Association Medical & Scientific Committee.
Dr. Jacqueline Morano is a board certified Anesthesiologist who specializes in Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. She received her Anesthesia and fellowship training in Neurosurgical Anesthesia at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is the associated program director for the trainee engagement committee for the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. Her career focus is on the education of physicians both young and old.
Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
Jeremy Richards, MD, MA is a Pulmonary & Critical Care physician at Mount Auburn Hospital (MAH) in Cambridge, MA, and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Chair of the Department of Medical Education at MAH, where he teaches medical students, residents, and faculty.
Neonatal & Pediatric Cardiology
Shawn Sen, MD, is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics in both the Division of Neonatology and Cardiology at Northwestern University as a neonatologist and CCU attending at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. His clinical research interests include neonatal pulmonary hypertension, cardiovascular and congenital heart disease, and hemodynamic assessment of critically ill neonates.
Atman Shah, MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and Co-Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Clinical Director of the Section of Cardiology. He focuses his practice on Structural Heart Interventions and his research on resuscitation.
Hear from our Advisors
“I have always been interested in video games. The idea of using the power of games—their mechanics and their stories—to help further medical education is intoxicating to me!”
Peter Lio, MD, FAAD
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
“Medicine is forever changing and evolving, and continued medical education for professionals in healthcare is not only mandatory but necessary to provide the best optimal care. Innovative modalities to enrich individuals while providing entertainment through gameplay and at the same time providing medical knowledge is an incredibly novel way to learn.”
Shawn Sen, MD
“Level Ex provides a novel mechanism to disseminate knowledge, skills, and techniques. As an educator, I am always looking for new ways to teach.”
Adam Ehrlich, MD
“I think that video games and surgery/procedures are one in the same. Muscle memory, repetition, challenge, and fun.”
Russell Huang, MD
“I love education and innovation. Level Ex combines those two passions. Being able to contribute to their mission has been an amazing opportunity.”
Jonathan S. Kurman, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
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