Dr. Ishaque received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in December ‘90. Immediately after graduation he joined GE, where he played leadership roles in the Healthcare space including diagnostic imaging, molecular medicine, patient monitoring, digital solutions and life sciences. He retired from GE Healthcare in April, 2020 after nearly 30 years with the company. Dr. Ishaque in now planning to devote his time to part time consulting and mentoring startups and other organizations in technology evaluation, formulation of product-oriented R&D strategy, multigenerational product development, approaches to competitive market positioning, product scaling and translation to clinical practice and adoption.
Dr. Ishaque is a highly networked executive adept at driving business strategy, R&D initiatives and product excellence in medical imaging and molecular medicine. He has extensive experience in developing new products and solutions from inception to commercialization including hardware, data analytics, assays and systems. He has broad and deep expertise across several technical disciplines including diagnostic imaging physics and systems, ionizing radiation detector technologies, biomedical instrumentation, molecular technologies, contrast media/tracer development, data analytics and artificial intelligence. He also has a keen understanding of clinical unmet needs, technologies and disease pathobiology in aspects of oncology and neurology. He has been instrumental in driving academic-industry-government research partnerships throughout his career.
During his tenure at GE, Dr. Ishaque held a number of technology and R&D leadership positions with a track record of building and leading multidisciplinary scientific and product teams to deliver innovation, research outcomes and advanced technology for new product introduction and clinical translation. Dr. Ishaque is a Fellow of AIMBE. He has twenty issued patents and more than twenty invited papers and conference publications. He is widely recognized as an industry leader in Medical Imaging and other healthcare-related areas. He has served on the Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Review Committee of numerous external and governmental agencies and academic institutions at different times in his career.