Illuminant technology projected onto a medical "dummy".

Building something better, together

Illuminant team photo.
Our story

Shedding a light on the Illuminant team

Every patient has different needs but what they all have in common is the need for the best care we can provide. Illuminant sprung from the belief that there had to be a better way to achieve the level of precision we are always aiming for.

We put a team of dedicated and innovative individuals together to create a solution that could be used by every surgeon and immediately change the way they operate. The drive and passion to provide the best care for patients is foundational to Illuminant’s identity.

Advisors and Partners

Our Team

The dedicated people behind Illuminant

Eldrick Millares

Co-founder | CEO

Stanford Electrical Engineering. Experienced Deep Tech Entrepreneur. Dreams of sailing around the world.

James Hu

Co-founder | CPO

Stanford Bioengineering, UC Irvine School of Medicine. Driving innovations from research to the bedside. Probably cleaning his microaquarium.

Brian Nguyen

Hardware Lead

Stanford Mechanical Engineering. Ask me about how precision engineering changed the world. Budding capoeirista.

Enoch Omale

Software Engineer

Yale Computer Science. Crafting software that makes an impact. Find him on the pitch or in the cinema.

Ikaasa Suri

Chief Clinical Officer

UCLA Computer Science. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Passionate about democratizing access to quality health care. In her free time, designing new outfits for the runway.

Our Advisors

We are guided by decades of experience

Dr. Sumeet Vadera, MD, MBA, FAANS

Clinical Advisor

Professor of Neurosurgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Dr. Kurt Yaeger, MD

Clinical Advisor

Asst. Professor of Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist

Dr. Gabriel Friedman, MD

Clinical Advisor

Resident Neurosurgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Ross Venook, PhD

Technical Advisor

Associate Eng. Director, Stanford Biodesign | Senior Lecturer, Stanford Bioengineering

Dr. Christoph Leuze, PhD

Technical Advisor

Executive Director, Stanford Medical Mixed Reality Lab

Brian Hess, MBA


CEO, RevBio | Former R&D Director at Stryker OrthoBiologics

Surgeon explaining a procedure

We’re Hiring

Join a team that is ready to make an impact. Have a look at our openings below to see how you can make one of your own.

Software Engineer - R&D (Graphics & Simulation)
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We are looking for an R&D Software Engineer to build, from the ground up, patient-specific anatomical simulations for our market-defining surgical navigation platform. This role presents the unique opportunity to use computer graphics, computer vision, and physical simulation to make an impact on clinical care. You will also have ample opportunities to communicate your work in peer-reviewed journals and white papers.

Los Angeles, CA, US / Boston, MA, US
Apply now
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