Surgical Information Sciences is dedicated to improving outcomes of DBS surgery through patient specific visualization of target structures and lead placement


Brad Swatfager
CEO & President
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Prior to SIS, Brad served as Chief Financial Officer of Zyga Technology (acquired by RTI Surgical), where his responsibilities included Finance, Clinical Affairs, Regulatory, Quality, Operations and R&D.  Brad also served in the CFO role and General Manager of Atritech (acquired by Boston Scientific), where his responsibilities included Finance, Clinical Affairs and Regulatory. Brad began his career at Velocity Express and Ernst & Young prior to joining the medical device industry. He is a graduate of University of North Dakota with a BA in Accounting.

Ann Quinlan-Smith
Senior Vice President of Quality, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
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Prior to SIS, Ann was Division President at NAMSA, leading the Clinical and Consulting business segments which serve medical device company’s clinical, regulatory, quality, biological safety, and statistical needs, worldwide.  Early in her career, Ann held regulatory, clinical and management positions at Kallestad Diagnostics, American Medical Systems, Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc./Guidant, and Microvena. Ann holds a BS in Medical Technology from the College of St. Benedict and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Dan Askarov
Vice President of Engineering
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Prior to SIS, Danny served in various executive software development positions, specializing in telecommunications, internet, mobile and cloud technologies.  Danny holds a BSC in Psychology and Computer Science and an MBA, both from Tel Aviv University.

Board of Directors

Jim Bullock
Noam Harel, PhD
Roger Headrick
Jon Salveson

Scientific Advisors

Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD
Guillermo Sapiro, PhD
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University
Cameron McIntyre, PhD
Principal Investigator
McIntyre Lab