Surgicure is a woman-owned and -operated business at the forefront of disrupting pulmonary and critical care in civilian setting and challenging battlefield conditions.

Irena King

Founder & CEO

  • Founding Director and CEO, overseeing staff functions and implementing company strategies. 
  • BS in Neuroscience and Bioentrepreneurship from American University.
  • PhD Candidate in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at MIT and Harvard Medical School. Healthcare Certificate at MIT Sloan School of Management.
  • Participated and led development projects at MIT, BIDMC's Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, American University, Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and the start-up MicroInvestigate. Projects funded by the NIH and Gates Foundation.
  • Data Science & Project Manager at Leading Business Ventures via Mass Life Sciences Data Science Program.
  • BostInno 25 Under 25, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow, Amgen Scholar.Dedicated to securing medical solutions for patients with diseases, disabilities, and disorders.Passionate about integrating more effective medical devices into the healthcare system and empowering clinician innovators. 

Krista Conley, COO

  • Successful Start-Up Founder with 2 exits.

  • Commercialized early digital health innovation in obesity management backed by NIH research, recognized by National Cancer Institute as RTIP for breast cancer.

  • 12+ years selling evidence-based digital health innovation to payers and partners.

  • Skilled in developing educational programs for clinical teams on innovation.

  • Former COO, Primary Care Collaborative, managed finance, HR, grants, membership, IT, and Board – increased revenue by 40% in Year 1 through expanded medical device, health system, and pharma memberships.

  • Former member, North Country Angels, Dartmouth.

  • Middlebury College, B.A in History and Chinese, Osher Prize Winner.