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Who We Are

The Science Behind Beddr

Many factors can affect the quality of our sleep. The Beddr SleepTuner combines both quantitative and qualitative measures to offer an insightful sleep assessment.

The SleepTuner sensor measures many of the same essential parameters of sleep breathing as sleep labs. Oxygen has been a cornerstone of sleep measurement since the beginning, as it is a key indicator of respiratory function.

Breathing issues during sleep can impair oxygen levels, resulting in disrupted sleep and increased physiologic stress. Sleeping position is typically the strongest driver of oxygen variability in those with sleep breathing issues. The SleepTuner records and analyzes oxygen and sleeping position data to provide insights about your sleep.

Qualitatively, the SleepTuner app helps users record and understand other factors influencing their sleep quality. These include things like alcohol consumption, sleeping pills, and allergies which can affect sleep breathing. By combining data with sleep journaling over multiple nights, Beddr offers deeper insights into sleep issues, and the ability to discover what actions result in the greatest improvement.

Our People

Clinical Advisors
Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Senior Scientific Advisor,
Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Former President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
CPT. Allison Brager, PhD
Neurobiologist and Sleep Scientist, Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Steve Carstensen, DDS FAGD
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Brandon R. Peters, MD
Sleep Physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Clinical Affiliate at Stanford University

The Beddr Team
The Beddr team is made up of leading sleep experts and technologists working together with the goal of helping you sleep better.  
Mike Kisch
Founder and CEO

Mike likes to make the complex simple, engaging, and accessible to more people. He is passionate about applying this philosophy to healthcare. Previously, Mike was the founding CEO of Soundhawk, a wearable hearing enhancement company that developed the first connected hearing device. He led the company from concept to commercialization and multi-million dollars in revenue. He holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tom Goff
Founder and CTO

Tom is a serial entrepreneur specializing in breakthrough medical technologies. He has been a founding member of numerous health tech and medical device startups including Shockwave Medical and Kerberos Proximal Solutions and holds over 40 patents. Tom studied Product Design at Stanford University and is an active StartX alumni mentor.

Jagdeep Bijwadia MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Bijwadia is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases and sleep medicine. Dr. Bijwadia is a pioneer in the development and delivery of telemedicine-based sleep consultations and is licensed in 20 states and counting. He is a strong believer in patient empowerment and brings experience in dental sleep medicine from previous chief medical officer experience.

Kirby Chiang
Founder and Lead Mechanical Engineer

Kirby is an entrepreneur and mechanical engineer with a passion for designing products that improve lives. Prior to Beddr, he held engineering roles at Microcube and Perseus Medical Technologies and holds multiple patents in the sleep technology space. Kirby graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Subarna Mitra
Head of Product

Subarna loves building products to help users take charge of their well being. She has expertise in personalized consumer-friendly digital health and previously managed the consumer experience for full-spectrum virtual care products at HealthTap. Her happy time is with users and the team - learning, brainstorming and designing. Otherwise she enjoys hiking, pottery, cryptic crosswords and gardening. Subarna holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MPP from UC Berkeley and an MCA from College of Engineering, Osmania University.

Satyendra Dhingra
Senior Developer

Satyendra is an experienced software professional with deep experience in software domain. He has been involved with several software initiatives in systems software as well as web technologies. His most recent experience included working with Clocktree, a SaaS startup providing telemedicine solutions focusing on mental, and, other health related disorders. His other past experience includes stints with Sun, SGI, Intuit and various startups. He holds MS in computer science from Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Eric Wolfe
Design Lead

Eric leads the visual and user experience design. His focus is advocating for the user and making sure their experience is enjoyable and pain-free. He brings over twenty years of experience designing for Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, including the three he's previously led the design for.

Ed Pienkosz
Head of Sleep Coaching

Ed Pienkosz is an experienced healthcare and behavior change professional with a focus on improving the quality of life through awareness, education and empowerment. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in healthcare and wellness including Population Health, Chronic Disease management and prevention, and quality of life improvement. Ed holds a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology and is a member of the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching.

Steve Jablonski
Senior Mobile Developer

Steve is an experienced software engineer with a background in mobile and IoT applications. Before joining Beddr, he played key roles in startups including UniKey and IZEA and his work has been featured at TechCrunch Disrupt and WWDC. Steve has a passion for helping teams deliver impactful products into new and existing markets.

Sunita Pokkunuri
QA Lead

Sunita is our QA lead for Beddr. She is an experienced QA engineer with a background in iOS and Web application testing. Prior to joining Beddr, she worked as QA lead at Apple for Online store and iPad mini. She loves to break software, investigate and identify the limits of the system.

Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT
Clinical Affairs

Robyn's entry into the sleep medicine world came through the neonatal field and conducting SIDS research at Stanford. In addition to her sleep background, she has extensive clinical affairs experience in medical device product development, clinical marketing, and the integration of sleep testing for clinical research professionals. Robyn is certified in Clinical Sleep Health and has been published in numerous respiratory, sleep, and clinical research journals. She has a Masters degree in Nursing and an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University.

Robin Conci

Robin has extensive HR and operations experience in both Fortune 500 and start-up medical device settings. She held prior roles at HP, AT&T, SoundHawk and other venture-backed companies. Robin holds an MBA from College of Notre Dame.

Interested in joining the Beddr Team?

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Digital Health Advisors
Adrian James
Stanford, Ideo, Co-founder Omada Health
Arijit Sengupta
Founder BeyondCore
Kiki Broe
Managing Partner, Three Leaf Ventures
Paul Jorgensen
One Medical Group, Doximity, Epocrates
Scott Kabat
One Medical Group, Harvard, UPenn
Simon Vining
Co-founder and advisor
Vishal Dubey
Yogen Dalal
Co-founder Glooko

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