About Us

The amount of medical information out there is simply too massive to navigate properly. With 30 million PubMed articles and the number grows daily, physicians need help finding and retrieving what is relevant to the person under care. Kahun is dedicated to harnessing the power of technology to drive better medical understanding and practice.

About Us

The amount of medical information out there is simply too massive to navigate properly. With 30 million PubMed articles and the number grows daily, physicians need help finding and retrieving what is relevant to the person under care. Kahun is dedicated to harnessing the power of technology to drive better medical understanding and practice.

Diagnose with confidence.

We help you consider all the options for differential diagnosis and patient workup. Kahun’s strength lies in its ability to connect clinical decision-making with text-based research publications in a way that is fast and accessible.

Backed up by reasoning.

Kahun brings updated, integrated medical knowledge to doctors in the field in an intuitive, actionable way that could never be achieved through text-based tools. Our unique platform is continuously being updated to integrate knowledge from across the medical literature and epidemiologic databases.

Using evidence-based
clinical knowledge.

The Kahun knowledge graph holds information for thousands of diseases and findings. Our proprietary AI engine generates and infers from complex variants of large Bayesian networks that link diseases, findings, complications, risk factors, causal information, and statistics—all based on the most up-to-date medical information.

Diagnose with confidence.

We help you consider all the options for differential diagnosis and patient workup. Kahun’s strength lies in its ability to connect clinical decision-making with text-based research publications in a way that is fast and accessible.

Backed up by reasoning.

Kahun brings updated, integrated medical knowledge to doctors in the field in an intuitive, actionable way that could never be achieved through text-based tools. Our unique platform is continuously being updated to integrate knowledge from across the medical literature and epidemiologic databases.

Using evidence-based clinical knowledge.

The Kahun knowledge graph holds information for thousands of diseases and findings. Our proprietary AI engine generates and infers from complex variants of large Bayesian networks that link diseases, findings, complications, risk factors, causal information, and statistics—all based on the most up-to-date medical information.

Our Team

Kahun’s multidisciplinary team is a fusion of accomplished medical professionals and technical experts. Our specialists in computational algorithms have proven experience building world-renowned large-scale platforms.

Michal Tzuchman Katz MD

Co-founder and
Chief Medical Officer
Michal’s unique experience blends software engineering with her medical degree and practice as a pediatric specialist. Michal is passionate about building a company that will bridge the gap between evidence based medical knowledge and what physicians need in order to make better informed decisions. Before co-founding Kahun, Michal worked as a pediatrician for Clalit Health Services, the largest HMO in Israel, and as a pediatrician at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Prior to entering the field of medicine, Michal was a software engineer at LivePerson Israel. Michal holds an MD, Doctor of Medicine from the Semmelweis Medical University, Hungary, and a BSc in computer science from the Interdisciplinary Center, Israel.
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Eitan Ron

Co-founder and CEO
A serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of technology experience in hi-tech, Eitan is all about empowering people and harnessing his entrepreneurial background to drive a paradigm shift in the way medical knowledge is used to deliver better care Before co-founding Kahun, Eitan served as the CEO and co-founder of HumanClick, an Israeli startup that pioneered chat-based customer service solutions. The company was acquired by LivePerson (Nasdaq:LPSN), at which time Eitan acted as general manager of LivePerson Israel. His experience also includes the role of CEO and co-founder of TalkAhead, an internet advertising platform acquired by Wolf Communications. Eitan holds an MBA from University of California, and a BSc from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Tal Goldberg

Co-founder and CTO
A visionary with the drive to get things done, Tal has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior technology leader in hi-tech. Tal’s goal is to build a platform that would reshape how millions of medical professionals apply and interact with medical knowledge Before co-founding Kahun, Tal was the CTO and co-founder of HumanClick, which was subsequently acquired by LivePerson. Following the acquisition, Tal acted as CTO for LivePerson. Prior to that role, Tal was the first software engineer to join the founders of Waze and led the design and development of its navigation algorithms. Following the acquisition of Waze by Google, Tal joined Google as a software engineer. He also served in leadership R&D roles at several other companies. Tal holds MSc and BSc degrees in mathematics and computer science, from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Joseph Mermelstein

Head of Technology

Shahar Ovadia

Senior Data Scientist

Yossi Lev

Senior Software Engineer
Over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and technology leadership. Tal was CTO and Co-Founder of HumanClick which was acquired by LivePerson, following the acquisition Tal acted as CTO for LivePerson Inc. Tal was the first software engineer to join the founders of Waze and built is navigation algorithms. Following the acquisition of Waze by Google, Tal Joined Google a Software Engineer. and additional roles in R&D positions in several companies. Tal holds an M.A. and a B.A. both in Mathematics & Computer Sciences, from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Chen Cozocuro

Senior Software Engineer

Max Shlomovitz

Senior Frontend Developer

Avi Gurfinkel

Senior Frontend Developer
Over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and technology leadership. Tal was CTO and Co-Founder of HumanClick which was acquired by LivePerson, following the acquisition Tal acted as CTO for LivePerson Inc. Tal was the first software engineer to join the founders of Waze and built is navigation algorithms. Following the acquisition of Waze by Google, Tal Joined Google a Software Engineer. and additional roles in R&D positions in several companies. Tal holds an M.A. and a B.A. both in Mathematics & Computer Sciences, from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Efrat Erps Kozak

Product Manager

Orly Semo

Finance Manager

Jonathan Glazer MD

Emergency Medicine Specialist
Over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and technology leadership. Tal was CTO and Co-Founder of HumanClick which was acquired by LivePerson, following the acquisition Tal acted as CTO for LivePerson Inc. Tal was the first software engineer to join the founders of Waze and built is navigation algorithms. Following the acquisition of Waze by Google, Tal Joined Google a Software Engineer. and additional roles in R&D positions in several companies. Tal holds an M.A. and a B.A. both in Mathematics & Computer Sciences, from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Roee Massad

Medical Product Specialist Intern, BSc. BGU Medical School

Gal Azulay

Medical Product Specialist Intern, BSc. BGU Medical School

Tomer Weizman

Medical Product Specialist Intern, BSc. Technion Medical School
Over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and technology leadership. Tal was CTO and Co-Founder of HumanClick which was acquired by LivePerson, following the acquisition Tal acted as CTO for LivePerson Inc. Tal was the first software engineer to join the founders of Waze and built is navigation algorithms. Following the acquisition of Waze by Google, Tal Joined Google a Software Engineer. and additional roles in R&D positions in several companies. Tal holds an M.A. and a B.A. both in Mathematics & Computer Sciences, from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Niv Ben Shabat

Medical Product Specialist Intern, BSc. TAU Medical School

Avigail Rotem

Medical Product Specialist Intern, MSc. Technion Medical School

Michal Tzuchman Katz MD

Co-founder and
Chief Medical Officer

Eitan Ron

Co-founder and CEO

Tal Goldberg

Co-founder and CTO

Joseph Mermelstein

Head of Technology

Shahar Ovadia

Senior Data Scientist

Yossi Lev

Senior Software Engineer

Chen Cozocuro

Senior Software Engineer

Max Shlomovitz

Senior Frontend Developer

Avi Gurfinkel

Senior Frontend Developer

Efrat Erps Kozak

Product Manager

Orly Semo

Finance Manager

Jonathan Glazer MD

Emergency Medicine Specialist

Roee Massad

Medical Product Specialist Intern, BSc. BGU Medical School

Gal Azulay

Medical Product Specialist Intern, BSc. BGU Medical School

Tomer Weizman

Medical Product Specialist Intern, BSc. Technion Medical School

Niv Ben Shabat

Medical Product Specialist Intern, BSc. TAU Medical School

Avigail Rotem

Medical Product Specialist Intern, MSc. Technion Medical School

The Story Behind the Name

Where does the name Kahun come from? If you’re wondering about the origins of this strange, yet simple to pronounce word, it comes from one of the first known medical documents in history. Originating in ancient Egypt, the nearly 4,000-year-old Kahun Medical Papyrus was written in hieroglyphics. With advice on various gynecological issues, the text deals with specific problems, the related diagnoses, and recommended treatments.

Before the first ‘Kahun’, ancient medicine was taught and practiced orally, with no documentation. It signified a new era for medical knowledge. Years later, another revolution came along when medical texts could be printed, shared, and referenced. Today, when almost all references have moved to the digital space, we can browse over 30 million medical articles over the internet.

But after 4000 years, medical professionals still need to search through texts to find what they need. This task is becoming more and more difficult as the number of publications grows almost daily.

Kahun is poised to bring about another revolution in the way medical information is shared and accessed. By mapping medical knowledge into a language that algorithms can read, AI can transform how physicians access medical knowledge so they provide better care for their patients. Today, we can discover all the articles and the ways in which a particular finding is connected to different diseases—through immediate, visual access to knowledge.

Because Kahun’s advanced AI algorithms are evidence-driven, physicians can see the clinical reasoning, along with links to the original literature. All suggestions are easily justified and explained in a language that is familiar and understood by physicians. It’s a story of discovery, ready to be rediscovered.

 

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