Advisory Board

With vast experience in diverse fields including healthcare, education, and IT/computing, Epiphan Systems' advisory board is composed of members who advise the management team in strategic decisions.


Scott A. Dulchavsky, M.D., Ph.D.: Advisor

Scott DulchavskyScott A. Dulchavsky, M.D. Ph.D. received his Undergraduate Degree in Physiology from Michigan State University and attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and surgical residency at Wayne State University in Detroit where he served as the Chief Administrative Resident. Dr Dulchavsky was selected as the Helen DuRoy Traveling Scholar which allowed study at Duke University Medical School under Dr. David Sabiston and at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

He was an assistant professor of surgery at SUNY-Stonybrook and the director of surgical research before returning to Detroit. Dr. Dulchavsky was promoted to tenured professor of surgery at Wayne State University in 1998. He was an attending surgeon at the Detroit Medical Center, the Director of Surgical Intensive Care, and the Chief of Surgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital.  Dr. Dulchavsky currently serves as the Roy D. McClure Chairman of Surgery and the Surgeon in Chief at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr Dulchavsky completed a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Wayne State University where he investigated the use of gene therapy to improve wound healing in disease states. He has served as research mentor to over 20 post-doctoral fellows and is the principal investigator for NASA in the Bio-astronautics Division involves teaching ultrasound to the astronaut and cosmonaut crews of the International Space Station to use for medical emergencies. This work has been modified for use on the Earth where his team supports the on-site care of professional sports teams and United States Olympic Committee athletes as well as the Winter Olympic Games. Dr. Dulchavsky is also funded by NASA to establish micro-invasive surgical techniques in zero gravity through the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Smart Medical Systems Team. 

Dr. Dulchavsky has been elected to numerous professional organizations and national positions including the Society of University Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Central Surgical Society, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Society of Clinical Surgery, and the American Surgical Association. He maintains an active role in local and national medical associations including the American College of Surgeons where he serves on the Committee on Trauma and as the Vice Chair for Technology and Research.

Dr. Dulchavsky is currently a professor of surgery, molecular biology and genetics at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received numerous medical student and resident teaching awards and has served as mentor to numerous pre and post-graduates in surgery and medicine. He has written over 100 peer-reviewed articles, numerous text chapters and edited a textbook, “Reflections” on the writings of Alexander Walt.


Ilan S. Rubinfeld, M.D., MBA: Advisor

Ilan RubinfeldDr. Rubinfeld is an Attending Surgeon at Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) specializing in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery;  He is the Director of Surgical Critical Care at Henry Ford hospital which involves almost 80 ICU beds dedicated to subspecialty surgical care.  He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University,  Associate program director for the surgical residency, associate director of Surgical Intensive Care unit fellowship, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the College of Chest Physicians, and the College of Critical Care Medicine.

He has received three degrees from the University of Michigan.  He completed his residency in General Surgery at HFH, then a Trauma and Critical Care Fellowship at UCSD, in San Diego, CA.  He also received his MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross school of business.

Committed to the care of the urban population, Dr. Rubinfeld has worked exclusively in inner city settings.  His interest in Medical IT has led him to be part of many fascinating endeavors at Henry Ford Hospital and Health Systems.  As a member of the department of surgery, he has been instrumental in many of the diverse projects the department pursues for research and operational improvement, including the department’s third-generation e-commerce approach to the operations of an academic medical department, and NASA-sponsored research that has resulted in award-winning interactive educational software currently found on the International Space Station.

Recently, Dr. Rubinfeld has joined a small group of individuals from health care who have partnered with technology experts from the automotive industry to discuss difficult medical problems. Smart Technologies, LLC was formed to capture the intellectual property side of this endeavor in partnership with Henry Ford Health Systems. Surgical Imagineering, LLC was formed to develop and disseminate medical education software and methods.  Likewise, Mediphan was formed to enhance the use and applications of innovative VGA signal processing products for the purposes of remote medical diagnosis, consultation and education.

Most recent research interests include:  remote guidance of ultrasound, remote guidance to improve patients safety in laparoscopic surgery, surgical outcomes, educational outcomes, patient frailty, quality improvement, and performance excellence in the medical realm.


Brian Hurley: Advisor

Brian HurleyBrian Hurley, the President and CEO of Purple Forge, is an entrepreneurial leader with over 24 years of experience in building strong teams, innovative products and international businesses.  He previously founded Liquid Computing in 2003 and as it's CEO raised over $44 million in venture financing, built a world-class team, delivered an award winning product to market and won international sales. 

Brian has built and led numerous successful business teams in Nortel, Bell-Northern Research and Microtel Pacific Research.  He is the author of the best selling book "A Small Business Guide to Doing Big Business on the Internet" and was the 2007 winner of the OCRI "Next Generation Executive" award.  He is an active member of the local tech community and a past member of the OCRI Board of Directors.  He is an alumnus of the Young Presidents Organization.  Brian is a member of the GTEC SCOAP Honouree Selection Committee.  He is an advisor to What Wins and other early stage companies.  He is a founding member of the organizing committee for the 2009 re-launch of Lead to Win and is an active mentor to  participant companies.  Brian is a member of The Ottawa Network Board of Directors. 

Brian graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Engineering.