Our Team

Vishal Verma, M.D. – Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Verma completed his Medical Degree at the University of Miami and was the Chief Resident at the University of Chicago. Dr. Verma completed an MRI fellowship at the University of California, San Diego with training from William Bradley, M.D. and Donald Resnick, M.D. Prior to joining StatRad Dr. Verma was employed by several other teleradiology companies. The insights he has brought to StatRad have been invaluable.


Claude Hooton – President and Chief Operating Officer

Claude has twenty-five years of strategic, operational and corporate management experience with high-growth healthcare technology companies. Prior to joining StatRad, he managed the U.S. sales operations for Qualcomm Life, the healthcare division of Qualcomm Corporation. Prior to that, he was President of PMB Real Estate Services, a healthcare commercial real estate services firm, and led the company to grow from managing one million square feet to three million square feet and to becoming 50% owned by the nation’s largest healthcare REIT, Ventas. Prior to that, Claude was the executive vice president and board member of Baxa Corporation, a global medical device company which was later acquired by Baxter International. He also held general management and functional roles at Pyxis, Dura Pharmaceuticals, and Eli Lily. Claude holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from San Diego State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.


Manal Schoellerman, M.D. – Medical Director / Partner

Dr. Schoellerman brings more than 10 years of hands-on, cutting-edge teleradiology and management experience. Dr. Schoellerman’s leadership and drive for excellence have been integral to the development of StatRad’s national reputation as an outstanding provider of quality medical imaging interpretation. Dr. Schoellerman is credited with building and managing a team of top-notch radiologists, overseeing and optimizing daily operations and developing a quality control program that ensures the highest standards of patient care. Dr. Schoellerman received her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of California Irvine where she served as Chief Resident and was recognized as outstanding resident. Dr. Schoellerman completed a highly sought-after MRI Fellowship at the University of California San Diego.


Chris Hafey – Chief Technology Officer

Chris brings a strong history of leading organizational change and technology development to StatRad. He has proven leadership abilities and has built high-performance teams to deliver new technologies and products in the medical imaging space. Chris possesses a strong sense of design mixed with pragmatic application of technology that produces products with exceptional user experiences. He conveys a strong vision and the know-how to execute on cloud, web and open source imaging technologies. Chris’s previous experience includes serving as CTO for On Point Medical Diagnostics, Chief Architect for Vital Images, and as Director of Engineering leading the development and launch of the iSite PACS product.


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Heather Novello – Director of Customer Operations

Heather joined StatRad in 2004 as a Radiologist Assistant and was quickly promoted to Client Relations Manager due to her superior time management and customer service skills. In her current role at StatRad, she coordinates new customer integrations and helps to resolve issues for all StatRad customers. Prior to StatRad, Heather was a Radiologist Assistant with La Jolla Radiology in San Diego, CA. She holds a B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University.