Dr. Bon Ku

Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician and the founder and director of JeffDESIGN. Bon has spoken widely on the intersection of health and design thinking and serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group at the American Institute of Architects.

Dr. Robert Pugliese

Robert S. Pugliese, PharmD, BCPS is Co-Director of JeffDESIGN at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Founding Director of the Health Design Lab @JeffInnovation.  A practicing Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, Robert has over 10 years of experience in the clinical and operational aspects of healthcare delivery in the urban environment. 

Dr. Geoff Hayden

Geoff Hayden, MD, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and co-director of the Design Thinking curriculum in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College.  Dr. Hayden has directed several emergency ultrasound programs while also serving as core faculty at academic Emergency Medicine residency programs.  He’s an avid believer that medicine + design = better medicine.


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