Ricardo Ayala-Jimenez, MD

Ricardo Ayala-Jimenez, MD was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had experience in healthcare imaging devices, alternative energy sources, and jet engine performance analysis before deciding to focus on health-related technologies. He went back to school, completing his MD at the Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico, and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Emory University. Currently he is pursuing a fellowship in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at UPMC Children's Hospital.

He is Interested in rehabilitation technologies and medical devices, and has worked in 3D-printed prosthetics and robotic rehabilitation. He hopes to use technology to bridge the gap of accessibility in medicine.

Fun Tech Fact Questions & Answers:

Q: Mainstream tech device you can’t live without? Why?

A: My iPhone… Guilty! Too much information available! I never get bored.

Q: What was your first cell phone?

A: Nokia 5125. I was a master in the snake game it had.

Q: What mainstream tech device is at the top of your wish list, or, what new tech can you not get enough of?  

A: Portable Ultrasound Device (Butterfly IQ). My birthday is in August, just in case.

Q: If you were a mainstream tech device, what would you be, and why? 

A: A smart phone for sure. Easily available, fairly easy to get along with, but very complex and powerful when needed.