Marcos Zachary

English/Philosophy

Marcos Zachary, from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota is an R&D Software Engineer at Boston Scientific with a focus on leveraging AI solutions to revolutionize kidney stone surgery. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. Originally from Egypt, Marcos aspires to combine biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine to improve access to healthcare in Egypt and other developing countries by developing low-cost and accessible digital health solutions. At the University of Minnesota, he worked on biologically and mechanically characterizing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a lung disease characterized by inflammation and scarring for unclear reasons. Eager to further his research on IPF, he interned with the Johns Hopkins Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program where he worked on developing a novel vaccine therapy that leverages in-vitro generated tissue-resident memory cells against IPF. With COVID temporarily shutting down his pulmonology research lab, Marcos started working in a neuromodulation lab and exploring digital health which inspired the creation of his startup. He co-founded HEBA Medical, LLC, a startup with the mission of increasing the accessibility of state-of-the-art software to alleviate the burden of subjective and inconsistent active monitoring of degenerative and dystrophic disease through phone and wearable technology paired with advanced analytics. In addition to his studies and research, he is active in community service with St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church. He is a self-taught pianist, an avid skier, and a soccer enthusiast. In the future, Marcos plans to go to medical school where he intends to combine his software development/machine learning experience and his interest in biomedical entrepreneurship with medicine to develop cheap and accessible digital health solutions that serve vulnerable populations globally.