our team

Gary Gilbert   Founder, COO   Gary is Chief of Hematology & Oncology at VA Boston Healthcare Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He grew up in Los Alamos, NM, the son of a physicist. As a child, he recalls his father estimating how many trees are on the earth during a walk in the woods. Today, along with leading a research laboratory focused on cell membranes and blood coagulation, he enjoys landscape design, running, and mountaineering. He is married to Donna Brezinski, with three sons and two step-sons.

Gary Gilbert

Founder, COO

Gary is Chief of Hematology & Oncology at VA Boston Healthcare Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He grew up in Los Alamos, NM, the son of a physicist. As a child, he recalls his father estimating how many trees are on the earth during a walk in the woods. Today, along with leading a research laboratory focused on cell membranes and blood coagulation, he enjoys landscape design, running, and mountaineering. He is married to Donna Brezinski, with three sons and two step-sons.

Donna Brezinski   Founder, CEO   Donna graduated from Yale Medical School, completed a pediatrics residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and received her training in neonatology at the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program. As a neonatologist today, she cares deeply about improving newborn care, especially in under-resourced contexts. She is married to Gary Gilbert, has two sons and three step-sons, and is also a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Donna Brezinski

Founder, CEO

Donna graduated from Yale Medical School, completed a pediatrics residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and received her training in neonatology at the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program. As a neonatologist today, she cares deeply about improving newborn care, especially in under-resourced contexts. She is married to Gary Gilbert, has two sons and three step-sons, and is also a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Bob Carmichael   Commercialization Lead   Bob has over 35 years of diversified global medical device experience in strategic and downstream marketing, pre-commercialization planning and implementation, business & market development, sales management, distributor management and strategic company alliance in companies ranging from an Ireland start-up company to Fortune 500 companies, Johnson & Johnson, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corporation. He held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Boston Scientific Corporation and Johnson & Johnson including profit and loss responsibility. He has joined the Little Sparrows team in 2019 to lead the initiative in both US and global market entry.

Bob Carmichael

Commercialization Lead

Bob has over 35 years of diversified global medical device experience in strategic and downstream marketing, pre-commercialization planning and implementation, business & market development, sales management, distributor management and strategic company alliance in companies ranging from an Ireland start-up company to Fortune 500 companies, Johnson & Johnson, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corporation. He held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Boston Scientific Corporation and Johnson & Johnson including profit and loss responsibility. He has joined the Little Sparrows team in 2019 to lead the initiative in both US and global market entry.

 
 
Shreyas Renganathan   Lead Engineer   Shreyas joined our team in 2015 after completing a summer internship with us. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Biomedical Engineering, he "does the math", bringing endless enthusiasm and a wide range of engineering competencies to solve problems. When he is not ciphering, you might be lucky enough to hear him around Boston dropping some serious bass lines with his a cappella group, the Pow Arrangers.

Shreyas Renganathan

Lead Engineer

Shreyas joined our team in 2015 after completing a summer internship with us. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Biomedical Engineering, he "does the math", bringing endless enthusiasm and a wide range of engineering competencies to solve problems. When he is not ciphering, you might be lucky enough to hear him around Boston dropping some serious bass lines with his a cappella group, the Pow Arrangers.

 
Govind Deepak H   Product Life Cycle Engineer   Govind joined the Little Sparrows Team in 2019. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology and  Masters in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.  He is a Lean Six Sigma Certified . An accomplished guitar player, he has a passion for 80’s metal bands.

Govind Deepak H

Product Life Cycle Engineer

Govind joined the Little Sparrows Team in 2019. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology and Masters in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a Lean Six Sigma Certified . An accomplished guitar player, he has a passion for 80’s metal bands.

 

OUR TEAM AT LITTLE SPARROWS SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT ALL INFANTS HAVE THE ACCESS TO THE MEDICAL CARE THAT THEY NEED.

 

Little Sparrows Technologies was launched in 2013 by Donna Brezinski, MD, and her husband, Gary Gilbert, MD, both doctors affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Today, we are a team of doctors, engineers, scientists, and designers dedicated to developing innovative solutions for our world's smallest humans.