Honoree: Seema Bakhru, MD
Seema Bakhru, M.D. is a highly trained and experienced radiologist specializing in body and breast imaging. She has practiced with Connecticut Breast Imaging and Danbury Radiological Associates for more than eight years and more recently with their affiliated practice, Premier Imaging at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Bakhru is the Chair of the Department of Radiology at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, the first female to hold this position in the two hospitals’ history. As the recent Assistant Program Director of the Norwalk Hospital Radiology Residency Program, she has worked with many young residents and inspired an upcoming generation of radiologists and breast imagers.
Prior to completing her own Breast Imaging Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2013, Dr. Bakhru was the Chief Resident of Diagnostic Radiology at Hartford Hospital. She holds a Medical Degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University and is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Roentgen Ray Society.
She is a resident of Ridgefield, CT, where she lives with her two daughters and husband. Dr. Bakhru is an advocate for breast cancer prevention and early detection.
Honorees: Roy de Souza & Aisha de Sequeira, in memoriam
Roy is a successful technology entrepreneur, who previously founded and ran Zedo, a world renowned ad-serving platform. When his wife Aisha was diagnosed with colon cancer, he changed his life focus to curing difficult metastatic cancers for the sake of patients and their families.
As a founder of BreakBio Corp., he leverages his experience in cloud based software into personalized medicine which uses hugely complex AI software to analyze cancer cells from one patient and design a unique
set of “drugs’” for only that patient. That drug is then manufactured for
just that individual patient.
Roy is passionate about technology and moving the world forward. He likes reading (now listening to audio books) and traveling, and he looks forward to being able to travel to the beach and go on safari in Kenya where he was born. Roy has three children.