The Team

Management Team

Oren Levy, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Dr. Oren Levy is an experienced medical device leader and entrepreneur. Oren co-founded SonoMotion in 2014 and has overall responsibility for the company’s management, strategic direction, clinical trials, hiring, and fundraising activities. At SonoMotion, Oren raised over $38 million in funding, including equity investment from institutional, strategic, and physician investors as well as $8 million in non-dilutive NIH and NASA grants. Prior to SonoMotion, Oren played a key role in the management and acquisition of Fluid Medical, an ultrasound-based medical device startup, by Volcano Corporation (acquired by Philips). Oren received a double BA degree in Physics and Astrophysics and a PhD in Biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Doug Corl, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Doug Corl is a proven and recognized ultrasound expert with over 35 years of experience in developing and delivering commercial ultrasound-based medical devices. Doug has 62 issued patents and was either the CTO or Chief Scientist/Engineer for 29 years at early-stage startups and a large multinational company, including Philips, Volcano, Keimar, PharmaSonics, and Cardiometrics. Doug received a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Emily Hergenreter

VP of Clinical Affairs

Emily Hergenreter is a clinical research leader, bringing over 20 years of expertise in Class II and III devices, while working for startups and Fortune 500 companies (J&J, Abbott). Emily gravitates toward technologies that prioritize quality of life with the least invasive approach. Recently, her leadership and drive to generate high-quality evidence, resulted in numerous regulatory approvals, publications, and favorable payer policies while at NeoTract (acquired by Teleflex). Emily received a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Fort Lewis College and was a Bioinorganic Chemistry PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, until initiating her career path in human research.

Physician Advisors

Dr. James Lingeman, MD

Indiana University

Professor of Urology and past President of the Endourological Society

Dr. Mathew Sorensen, MD, MS

University of Washington and Puget Sound VA Hospital

Associate Professor of Urology and Director of the Comprehensive Metabolic Stone Clinic

Dr. Brian Eisner, MD

Harvard Medical School - Assistant Professor of Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital – Co-Director, Kidney Stone Program

Dr. Ben Chew, MD

University of British Columbia - Associate Prof. of Urology

Vancouver General Hospital – Director of Clinical Research at the Stone Centre

Technical Advisors

Michael Bailey, PhD

University of Washington, Seattle

Faculty in Mechanical Engineering and Urology,

Senior Principal Engineer at the Applied Physics Lab and Program Director of NIH Program Project on Lithotripsy


Barbrina Dunmire, MS

University of Washington, Seattle

Senior Biomedical Engineer at Applied Physics Lab

Adam Maxwell, PhD

University of Washington, Seattle

Research Associate Professor of Urology