Projects

  • The East Harlem Software Company, a company that I started with three other medical students at Mount Sinai: Kevin Hu, Ammar Siddiqui, and Mark Finkelstein. We provide and host web applications (based on the EHHapp) that support teams of residents, medical students, and physicians within healthcare systems, focusing on the rapid sharing of protocols, clinical guidelines, contact information, and other lists of operational data that caregivers need at the point of care. Contact sales@eastharlemsoftware.com for more information.
  • learn.tedpak.com, a website that displays random flashcards from the terrifyingly large Anki decks I’ve built over the first two years of medical school. The source for the web interface and Anki plugin is freely available.
  • EHHapp, a mobile website that supports the clinicians at EHHOP, the student clinic at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Built with jQuery Mobile.
  • ChromoZoom, a flexible, fluid, web-based genome browser built on HTML5, jQuery UI, Ruby, and a little C that I wrote while working for the Roth laboratory in 2012. The source is freely available, licensed as AGPL for non-commercial use. It was also published in Bioinformatics.
  • tqdm-ruby, which allows you to add a progress bar to your loops in the Ruby language. Great for terminal output while processing lots of things, or running a slow calculation within the cell of a Jupyter notebook.
  • jupyter-dark-theme, which themes your Jupyter notebook in dark tones so that you can hackety-hack on your data long into the night.
  • Dakota, a lightweight Active Record implementation for PHP5 built on top of Idiorm. Unfortunately I don’t use a whole lot of PHP any more, but this was the best I could come up with for getting data into and out of databases. The API was based on Kohana’s ORM library.

Past work

  • QuickFuse, a website that lets you build, share, and deploy interactive voice applications (a polite term for phone robots). Instead of writing code, you draw a diagram in a web interface that guides the actual callflow. Give it a try, you can seriously have a basic app running in minutes. I built this in PHP on the Kohana framework and jQuery UI while working for Plum Voice.
  • MedicaSafe, a medical device startup that aimed to generate data on prescription compliance using smart dispensers and present it to physicians.
  • Chillax was an experiment with jQuery UI and Web SQL that I made as a final project for a popular CS course at Harvard (requires Chrome or Safari). The source is on GitHub. The idea was to make an infinitely scrolling stream of stories based on RSS feeds that you choose, but for better or worse, I now use Tweetdeck and Twitterfeed for this, since Twitter is the new RSS.