The experts

Optina Diagnostics is made up of a driven and dynamic team of experts in the areas of business development, research, and finance. As well, Optina Diagnositcs benefits from a strong Board of Directors by leveraging a combined depth of business acumen, medical experience, and technical expertise.

David Lapointe, M. Sc.

President and CEO

Vision and Leadership
An entrepreneur by nature with a keen eye for identifying opportunities, Mr. Lapointe boasts a proven capacity for combining his in-depth understanding of the market with the development of innovative technology. Results-oriented, his mission is to benefit the advancement of the healthcare industry with a ROI for stakeholders.

Chantal Miklosi


Finance and Growth
A hands-on financial executive with twenty years of experience, including corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and financial processes and analysis, Ms. Miklosi has a driven focus on the improvement of operational performance and value creation.

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, ing., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Development and Optimization
Leading a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled researchers and developers in the process of achieving a breakthrough in Metabolic Hyperspectral Retinal Imaging, Mr. Sylvestre’s expertise lies in the application of physics and engineering to bring innovative solutions to the healthcare sector.

Claudia Chevrefils, ing., Ph.D.


Biomedical Engineer
An experienced biomedical engineer with an in-depth knowledge of image analysis, pattern recognition and machine learning, Ms. Chevrefils is recognized for her strong technical background and approach to developing high quality solutions in the medical imaging field.

Faten M’hiri, Ph.D.

Scientific Team

Analysis Expert
Ms. M’hiri holds a Ph.D. in medical image processing and analysis, a Master’s degree in engineering, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. She is passionate about healthcare research and the communication of science. Her main research interests lie in image processing, machine learning and medical image analysis.

Reza Jafari, Ph.D.

Scientific Team

With a passion for research, Mr. Jafari’s achievements include the design and implementation of a new method for eye-gaze tracking as well as an innovative method for the detection of steganography images and algorithms.

Marie-Andrée Tremblay, ing.

Scientific Team

Biological and Physiological Sciences
With a passion for natural sciences and the effects of environment on the human body, Ms. Tremblay holds a Bachelor’s degree in physical engineering, specializing in biomedical technologies.

Anne-Marie Bédard

Clinical Study Manager

Clinical Development
With an unparalled focus and determination, Ms. Bédard's expertise lies in the management and execution of clinical trials. She holds a master’s degree in pharmacology, a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences, and has experience in multi-centric Alzheimer's clinical trials.

Sébastien Blais Ouellette, Ph.D.

Board of Directors

REsearch and Development
Well versed in the field of medical research, Mr. Blais-Ouellette holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, a M.Sc. in Subatomic Physics, and a B.Sc. in Physics. He is also President and CEO of a company that focuses on providing scientific imaging solutions.

Jean Daniel Arbour

Board of Directors

Mr. Arbour received his M.D. from the University of Montreal then interned in general surgery, specializing in ophthalmology before continuing his studies at Harvard University for medical and surgical retina training.