Dr. Ryan Amelon joined IDx in 2013 where he was quickly promoted to R&D Director, a position he held for several years before being promoted to VP of Product in 2019.
As R&D Director Dr. Amelon played an instrumental role in developing the company’s flagship product IDx-DR, a system that automatically detects diabetic retinopathy in retinal images. Dr. Amelon was central in the development and validation of the IDx-DR AI components that facilitated the landmark FDA clearance. As VP of Product Dr. Amelon is responsible for managing the product team that establishes the direction and execution for all things IDx-DR.
Dr. Amelon graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2012. Dr. Amelon enjoys finding novel applications for automated diagnosis both through applications within the eye and beyond.