About Us

Boston has long been known as a medical mecca of scientific discovery. Boston’s healthcare professionals and administrators adopt practices from other high-risk and service industries. The ‘big data’ movement is thriving, fundamentally changing our healthcare delivery systems. Digital health investments are higher than ever before, medical hackathons and un-conferences occur every weekend and both redesign and innovation promise to change medicine as we know it.

It’s all happening right here, right now.

But many of us don’t know it. Despite Boston’s innovative energy and solid medical infrastructure, many medical providers and health care entrepreneurs remain in the dark about the opportunities, events and work happening in and around the city of Boston – and across the country.

That’s where we come in.

At Medtech Boston, we highlight exciting medical innovation work. We aim to start discussion about the most controversial new healthcare offerings, igniting a new reputation for Boston as a city with first-class medical research and patient care, but also as a city full of passionate people using new technology to think big thoughts about medicine’s most pressing problems.

Meet the Staff:

Jennifer Joe, MD

Editor-in-Chief, Founder

Jennifer-Joe-150x150Dr. Joe founded MedTech Boston in 2013 as a place to bring together the medical and health innovation and technology ecosystem in Boston and around the country. Under her leadership, MedTech Boston has grown into a robust news site. She helps manage and edit the site, and still finds time to write stories for MedTech Boston’s growing audience.


James Ryan

Senior Editor, Co-Founder

James-Ryan-150x150As co-founder of MedTech Boston, Mr. Ryan brings his expertise from the world of U.S.-based telecommunications and enterprise technology startups. He is also one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures, helping startups from the U.S. quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets.


 Abby Ballou

Managing Editor

MedTech Pic 2Abby Ballou is the managing editor of MedTech Boston. She has a B.A. and M.Phil in English literature from NYU and the CUNY Graduate Center, respectively. When she isn’t writing and editing for MedTech Boston, Abby enjoys reading, rock climbing, and watching classic movies.



Leah D’Sa

Editorial Assistant

Leah D’Sa is a Junior studying Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. She is currently a copyeditor for the school newspaper the Berkeley Beacon as well as Poetry Editor for the literary magazine The Emerson Review. She is looking to begin her career with health technology writing as she seeks to combine her lifelong love of writing and science.

Emily McNeiece

Editorial Intern

Emily NcNeiece, a sophomore Publishing major at Emerson College, brings to MedTech a lifelong passion for the written word. As a current editor for Emerson’s Generic and Atlas magazines, and a reader for The Emerson Review, Emily loves engaging through text with the world around her. In her spare time, she enjoys cross-country running, short story writing, and watching just a bit too much TV.


Marissa Cooper

Editorial Intern

Marissa Cooper is a recent graduate from the University of Rochester. She is passionate about the exchange of ideas between science, healthcare, and technology and how these ideas can be applied to the modern world. Aside from writing, Marissa likes to see concerts, go to hockey games, and try new restaurants around Boston.




1 Comment

  1. Molly Ward says:

    To whom it may concern,

    The consortium for affordable medical technologies at MGH Center for Global will be hosting its fourth innovation awards and we are trying to get the word out to anyone interested in applying. For more information take a look at our website:
    http://www.mghcgh.org/innovationawards/rfp-web/ and our email is http://www.mghcgh.org/innovationawards/rfp/
    We would appreciate any help with the outreach! If you have further questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me.

    All the Best,

    Molly Ward
    Staff Assistant, CAMTech
    MGH Center for Global Health

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