Laitek Team

Fred Behlen, PhD – President and CEO   LinkedIn_Logo16px

A medical physicist specializing in imaging informatics, Dr. Behlen’s career includes experience in industry, academics and healthcare provider organizations. A former faculty member of the University of Chicago, he is past co-chair (1999–2010) of the DICOM-HL7 joint working groups (DICOM Working Group 20 / HL7 Imaging Integration SIG). He is also past co-chair of the HL7 Structured Documents Technical Committee and a Co-Editor of the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture Release 2 (CDA). He holds a BS degree from Caltech and a PhD (Physical Chemistry) from the University of Chicago.


Razvan Costea-Barlutiu, MBA – Senior Vice President Engineering   LinkedIn_Logo16px

Based in Romania and leading Laitek’s development and system engineering team, Mr. Costea-Barlutiu worked with Dr. Behlen in Rossman Labs at University of Chicago in 2001 on the National Digital Mammography archive and developed the first tools that performed a full round-trip conversion from DICOM to XML. Since 2002 he has worked with Laitek on specialized DICOM guided applications including the first WADO implementation at RSNA 2004. He and his team are predominantly focused on developing high-performance PACS components and overseeing the technical aspects of all Laitek data migrations. This work has led to the implementation of the Migratek® migration toolkit including the virtual archive and Semperdata™ features. Mr. Costea-Barlutiu holds a BS Degree from Technical University in Cluj Napoca and an MBA from Academy of Economic Studies (ASE) in Bucharest and Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris.


Douglas Sluis, PhD – Director of Standards & Interoperability   LinkedIn_Logo16px

Dr. Sluis offers a plethora of informatics, standards and industry expertise to Laitek and its customers. As Director of Product Management, he leads the development of specifications and oversees documentation, testing and compliance. As a founding member of the Laitek team from 1982 to 1993, he rejoined the company in 2011. He is past Chair of DICOM Working Groups 12 (Ultrasound) and 17 (3-D), and has comprehensive experience in medical vocabulary coding systems and in the management of software development and testing processes. He holds a BS degree from Hope College and a PhD (Physical Chemistry) from the University of Chicago.


Thomas S. Mack – Vice President of US Operations   LinkedIn_Logo16px

Thomas Mack serves as the Vice President of US Operations for Laitek. Mr. Mack is a healthcare professional with more than 18 years of experience in radiology, having implemented PACS systems and Epic’s Radiant system for multiple healthcare organizations. His insight into the implementation process has been parlayed into timely, effective application roll-outs, including facilitating application integration efforts. Mr. Mack has led several teams through implementations and has headed a PACS selection process. Clients routinely comment on the value of Mr. Mack’s presence on their project teams. He has an exceptional ability to bring a sense of urgency to a team while keeping team members focused and calm.


Yvonne Grec, MD – Vice President Professional Services   LinkedIn_Logo16px

As a physician also trained as a computer scientist, Dr. Grec brings extraordinary depth of experience to the Laitek team, developing data migration solutions and HL7 interfacing components. She also participates in management of the Laitek team in Romania. Her powerful insight and attention to detail helps build the powerful software environment that our company relies on. She holds an MD degree from Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, General Medicine and a BS degree from Babes Bolyai University in Computer Science.


All of our specialists at Laitek are highly regarded for their expertise. To meet with one in person or simply discuss how we can help you with your specific migration needs, contact us today.