Michael Harsh

Michael Harsh

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Terapede Systems

Biography

Mike is the co-founder of Terapede Systems, a digital x-ray detector startup, a member of the Board of Directors of FloDesign Sonics, Endra Life Sciences, Imagion Biosystems, EmOpti, and NociMed as well as a member the Radiological Society of North America, RSNA, Research & Education Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also a McKinsey Senior Advisor and a consultant in the medical device industry. In 2009 Mike was appointed as GE Healthcare’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, an $18 billion division of General Electric, leading the global Science and Technology Organization and its research and development teams in diagnostics, healthcare IT, and life sciences, a position he held until retirement in 2015. He also served as Vice President and Executive Advisor for GE Ventures.

Mike began his career in nuclear imaging, and subsequently held engineering positions with X-ray, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Patient Monitoring, and Information Technologies.

In 2004, Mike was named Global Technology Leader – Imaging Technologies at the GE Global Research Center, where he led the research for imaging technologies across the company as well as the research associated with computer visualization and superconducting systems.

In 2008, Mike was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows for his significant contributions to the medical and biological engineering field.
Mike is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He holds numerous U.S. patents in the field of medical imaging and instrumentation.