Outcomes Driven

Allan Gardiner

PhotoMed's founder and CEO formed a team in 2000 to solve "nothing works" chronic pain endured by his friends. The team developed real-time recording systems to help make the therapy more efficient. 6 issued U.S. Patents.

His previous startup, Kensington Laboratories, enabled Intel, AMD, and others to improve their defect-free throughput. The company exited for $320M.


Tai Huynh

Program Manager who guides software development to capture unpredicted events during therapy by the Instant Verification System. Tai and Allan have worked together since 2000 to develop engineering solutions for previously intractable medical problems, including impaired sensory, motor, skin temperature, and wound healing functioning. 1 issued U.S. patent.

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Steve Gerhardt

Software Engineer who thinks and dreams in code. We're fortunate that Steve gives the Instant Verification System its unique capabilities for prompting and documenting previously rare events. Since 2008.


Jeff Brown

Electronics Engineer who developed the electronics hardware and software in the prototypes and in the Vari-Chrome Pro. Jeff has worked in Allan's startups since 1985.


Jake Gardiner

Vice-president who brings organizational skills needed to keep PhotoMed running. Jake has worked at PhotoMed since 2003 and collected real-time data in the development studies. He has collaborated on many aspects of the studies. 1 U.S. Patent Application.



Catherine Willner, M.D.

Neurologist who has advised energy medicine device companies of 25+ years. Dr. Willner was the PI in a PhotoMed development study in 2011. Her experience spans weird disorders of the nervous system and non-healing wounds that have responded to energy medicine devices.


William Conard, M.D.

Anesthesiologist & Pain Specialist who was the PI in a PhotoMed development study in 2011-2017. His functional medicine patients with "nothing works" chronic pain and impaired functioning contributed to efficiency improvements in the Vari-Chrome Pro.

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Barry Linder, M.D.

Ophthalmologist and medical technology executive has collaborated with Allan since 2003. His experience with large data-collection systems helped keep scalability in mind while developing PhotoMed's methods and hardware.

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Alexander Ross Chiu, M.D.

Emergency Medicine and medical technology executive has collaborated with Allan since 2010. His company, Air Visits, brings international telemedicine access to care for patients wherever they are. Telemedicine and the Instant Verification System share synergy that will improve scalability of both companies.


Jean-Louis Lauront

Physics and Materials Science Engineer, founder of Innovidea SAS to bring advanced photonics solutions for environment and health. Collaborating since 2006.

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Robert E. Florin, M.D. (Deceased)

Neurosurgeon who made clinical observations and provided data reduction from 2003 - 2016. He was specifically interested in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), wound healing, and Huntington's impairments.