Our Team

Lucida Medical brings together some of the foremost experts in AI technology and radiology, from leading clinical institutes across Europe.

Our core team is deeply grounded in AI software development and revolutionary applications of medical imaging, both in clinical practice and market development.

Dr Antony Rix

Dr Antony Rix

CEO & Co-Founder

Antony has spent the last 30 years researching, working and building companies in artificial intelligence, signal processing and software.

His first startup, Psytechnics (acquired 2011 by Netscout) was built on his PhD research, patents and an international standard that he helped secure. He then gained experience on medical devices and large development programmes as Senior Consultant at TTP, before returning to startups to found industrial sensing specialist 8power. Antony has focused on AI for cancer imaging since 2018.

 

Professor Evis Sala

Professor Evis Sala

Chief Medical Officer & Co-founder

Evis is a Board Certified radiologist and an expert in cancer imaging, radiogenomics and artificial intelligence in healthcare. She serves as Professor of Oncological Imaging at the  University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Radiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

She was previously Chief of Body Imaging, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre and Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr David Tuch

Dr David Tuch

Chair of the Board

David gained his PhD from MIT and Harvard Medical School working in diffusion-weighted MRI. He served as Global Head of Imaging at Novartis and then as Head of Research Alliances at GE Healthcare, before founding Lightpoint Medical to develop a novel miniaturised gamma ray sensor for surgery for prostate cancer and other conditions. After building the company over 8 years, he now serves as Executive Chair Lightpoint Medical

Mark Hinton

Mark Hinton

Chief Technology Officer

Physicist with 30 years of experience in managing complex systems and business processes, including delivery of phase I-III clinical trial programmes for major pharmaceutical companies and innovative biotech and medical device companies.

Former Chief Technology Officer at IAG – Image Analysis Group and Technology Director at Fitch Ratings

Benita Prud’homme

Benita Prud’homme

Operations Manager

Benita has worked with 5 technology start-ups in Cambridge, UK, where she joined all of them at early stage and has been pivotal in the scale-up process. Three of these have been spun out from the University of Cambridge.
She has vast experience in administrative services, including PA/EA support and HR.

Alexander Karpul

Alexander Karpul

Solutions Architect

Alex has an M.Sc in Computer Science and 10 years of experience in developing software.

Previously, he has built software for Document Automation, UK immigration from SA, and EFT companies.

Dr Numan Celik

Dr Numan Celik

SENIOR Machine learning Engineer

Numan has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering with machine learning and AI. By applying machine and deep learning algorithms to several clinical projects, he has worked on analysing the biomarkers of Parkinson’s Disease, cardiovascular disease as well as quantifying the single cell metabolism. Previously, he was post-doctoral researcher at Oxford University and was working on a medical imaging project that was aimed to predict gastrointestinal types of cancers including esophageal, gastric and colon cancers at early stages by adapting AI and computer vision algorithms. 

Dr Nádia Moreira da Silva

Dr Nádia Moreira da Silva

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Nadia is a bioengineer with 8 years of experience in medical imaging analysis, with a focus on using machine learning techniques and graph theory to aid in the prognosis of neurological disorders. Previously she worked as a researcher at INESC-Tec developing imaging solutions for clinical partners.

 

Steffi le Conte

Steffi le Conte

CLINICAL RESEARCH MANAGER

Steffi brings over 12 years’ experience managing complex clinical trials and research projects, first at Oxford University and then at Ultromics. She led the Ultromics  Phase 4 NHSX AI Award where she ensured the rapid deployment of AI in NHS centres. Steffi now leads the Research portfolio at Lucida Medical.

 

StJohn Brown

StJohn Brown

Commercialisation advisor

Medical Imaging Entrepreneur

Partner, London Uroradiology

Co-founder of multiple medical imaging and biopsy businesses.

Co-founder, Nuada Medical Group, the pioneer of prostate MRI in private practice 2009 – 2015.

Ran Philips Medical Global Service business 1998 – 2001

Marcus Clark

Marcus Clark

Market & business development Advisor

Co-founder, Prostate Matters

Co-founder, Nuada Medical Group 2009 – 2018

Co-founder, Market Equity Ltd a collaboration with Cranfield School of Management 1994 – 2018

Extensive global go-to-market experience with diagnostic imaging companies

Outstanding network of relationships across the prostate diagnosis and treatment market in the UK and Europe

Louise Mustoe

Louise Mustoe

Social Media & Marketing Consultant

Louise is highly experienced at Social Media strategy and execution as well as events promotion and management.

She is also Social Media & Campaign Manager at Prostate Matters and Marketing Events Manager at the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS)

Further, her work at ICIS means she has developed global relationships with many key players in prostate cancer diagnostics.

Previously Training and Conference Manager Bowel Cancer UK

Professor Anwar Padhani

Professor Anwar Padhani

Clinical Advisor

Internationally recognised Oncological MRI radiologist and authority on prostate & whole body imaging

Professor of Cancer Imaging, Institute of Cancer Research

Consultant Radiologist & Head of Imaging Research, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, London

Co-chair, International PI-RADS (prostate imaging) standards group

Professor Guiseppe Petralia

Professor Guiseppe Petralia

Clinical Advisor

Director, Precision Imaging & Research Unit, European Oncology Institute (IEO)

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology and Hematology-Oncology, University of Milan

Expert on prostate & whole body MRI for oncology screening, diagnosis, biopsy and treatment management

Our Partners

We collaborate with Cambridge University, we are a partner in the ReIMAGINE prostate imaging trial, are in the process of establishing collaborative partnerships with several UK NHS Trust hospitals to help further develop and validate and test Pi, our AI system for detecting prostate cancer from MRI.