Our Team


Jerry Joseph, CEO and Co-founder

Phone: (202) 570-4009

Mr. Joseph is an experienced biomedical engineer with over 6 years of experience in R&D and Manufacturing in the medical device industry from Bayer Diagnostics and Insulet Corp. In addition, Mr. Joseph is also an experienced Patent Attorney with over 11 years working at Intellectual Property law firms.


Guilherme de Paula, CTO and Founder


Phone: (978) 500-3991

Mr. de Paula invented the CoreMD design and founded Pancreum in 2011.  Mr. de Paula is a recognized embedded systems Engineer with concentrations in software and hardware.  Mr. de Paula has over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry, including Medtronic and Insulet Corp.  Mr. de Paula was selected as the Bluetooth SIG Innovator of the Year in 2011 for his innovative CoreMD - Genesis concept.


Steve DiIanni, Dir. Mech. Engineering


Mr. DiIanni is an accomplished engineer with over 29 years of experience designing innovative medical devices for several companies, including Baxter Healthcare, Thoratec, and Insulet Corporation.  As one of the earliest engineers at Insulet, Mr. DiIanni lead the team from a pre-clincal stage disposable insulin pump to an FDA cleared and mass produced product, sold worldwide.  Mr. DiIanni had conceptualized and lead the design of the nitinol pump drive system within Insulet's highly successful OmniPod devices.  He then went on to become (and now former) Insulet's Director of R&D and also Director of the Advanced Technology Group. 


Joe Geringer, Lead Product Dev. Engineer

Mr. Geringer is an internationally recognized product developer, with over 30 years of experience in product development in established companies, including Design Continuum, IRobot, and Brookstone.  Mr. Geringer is also the recipient of numerous design awards including IDEA, Red Dot, and Catalyst.


Peg Abernathy, Clinical and Product Dev. 


Mrs.Abernathy is a medical device sales professional with over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, including Bayer HealthCare Diabetes Care, Tandem Diabetes Care, Insulet Corp., Roche Diagnostics, and Novo Nordisk Pharamceuticals.


Dr. Uri Lopatin,  Scientific Advisor

Dr. Lopatin is a well recognized and published physician and scientist.  He is an accomplished NYU graduate with over 15 experience in Research and in the pharmaceutical industry, including NIH, Merck, Roche, and Gilead.