Aly is an Assistant professor of neuroradiology at the University of Massachusetts and the CMO (Chief Medical Officer) and co-founder of Neosoma, Inc., a Boston, MA-based Health startup focused on revolutionizing the care of brain tumor patients through an innovative deep learning-based software platform to improve workflow and patients’ outcomes. Aly co-founded Neosoma with Ken Kolodziej, a serial entrepreneur and SaaS veteran, to develop and commercialize technology to make labor-intensive MRI analysis for brain tumors 98% faster and to provide standardized and reproducible tumor analytics to support hospital tumor board treatment decisions for improved patients’ outcomes.
As a practicing neuroradiologist, radiology lecturer and member of the advanced functional and neuroimaging service at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and School of Medicine with a practice that is focused on brain tumors, Aly is intimately familiar with all the challenges that faces radiologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons when it comes to MRI analysis and advanced MRI imaging. These experiences and the desire to prolong and improve progression free and overall survival of brain tumor patients are what instigated his desire to change the current practice methods of hospitals tumor boards through Neosoma’s AI-DL technology.
Aly obtained his medical degree from the University of Cairo School of Medicine in Cairo Egypt. He completed his medical internship, radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship in the United States at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the University of Louisville and the University of Massachusetts respectively. Aly is ABR certified with a CAQ (certificate of added qualification) in Neuroradiology. Aly has contributed to a number of peer reviewed publications, book chapters, professional societies presentations, clinical and NIH funded trials.
In 2018 and while working on an AI research project that he initiated in collaboration with the University of Bern, Aly met Dr. Mauricio Reyes who is the director of the medical AI research lab at UofBern. Aly and Mauricio then collaborated to develop the AI technology and algorithms needed to achieve the vision of Neosoma.
Aly believes in the importance of family over everything else and despite his busy professional life, Aly spends as much time as possible with his wife, Amira, their two children and dog. Aly was a professional swimmer during middle school, high school and college and won a number of gold medals in Africa and Europe as part of the Egyptian national swimming team. After his career in swimming he also had a brief career in men’s physique where he competed in few US based competitions. Currently Aly enjoys going to the gym regularly, playing soccer and swimming semi-regularly, and racing his personally modified BMW on the rare occasions of having a free weekend.