Meet the Team

Dr. Hamid Shafie

CEO & Principal

Dr. Hamid Shafie has been the director of postdoctoral implant training at Washington Hospital Center Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1998. He is also the President and Chief Knowledge Officer of the American Institute of Implant Dentistry, a not-for-profit teaching institution in Washington, DC. His areas of interest in implant dentistry are immediate load, tissue engineering, and advanced full mouth reconstruction. He is recognized by peers for his insight, critical thinking, and innovative approaches to implant education for hospital based oral and maxillofacial surgery residency programs.
Dr. Shafie is one of the leading advocates of cross industry adaptation. He pioneered the implementation of operational excellence and lean methodology in oral surgery and implant practice in 2014. He constantly researches the most successful features of industries outside of dental and oral surgery in order to use them as inspiration to enhance the patient experience, improve efficiency, and optimize the services provided by oral surgeons.
His most recent efforts in cross industry adaptation have been focused on transforming analog oral surgery practices into fully digital operations.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Shafie has actively disseminated the methodologies used at Washington Hospital Center nationally and internationally, lecturing in 35 states and 30 countries. He is also the author of two text books on the subject of implant dentistry published by Wiley-Blackwell. Currently, he is sitting on the Board of Visitors as an advisor to the dean of the College of Dentistry of the University of Maryland.

Chen Yan

Executive VP

Chen graduated from John Hopkins University Carey Business School with a Master’s degree in Finance. Following completion of his studies, Chen entered the medical device industry and has since helped hundreds of oral surgeons and other clinicians to identify and adopt the most suitable surgical equipment and instruments for their practices. Chen specializes in maximizing return on investment, and is well received among oral surgeons for his financial and technical knowledge of an oral surgery practice. At olulo, Chen works directly with oral surgery offices to develop strategies for increasing their bottom line through adopting digital technologies.

Julie Zhu


Julie graduated from Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business with a Master’s in Enterprise Risk Management. She has extensively studied the role of digital technology in implant dentistry and different strategies of digitization. She has played an instrumental role in the development of our digital transformation guidelines. A member of olulo since its inception, Julie now serves as a consultant specializing in digital solutions and operational management.

Thomson Melson


Thomson graduated from The George Washington University with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. His areas of interest are IOT (internet of things), development, analyzing customer behaviors, and troubleshooting technical issues. He has worked for an ecommerce medical supply company, specializing in market research related to oral surgery. At olulo, Thomson serves as consultant and plays a leading role in the hardware and software selection process.

Alyssa Webb


Alyssa graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University. For the past two years, she has worked as the Operations Manager for American Institute of Implant Dentistry (AIID), a not-for-profit think tank based in Washington, DC. During her time at AIID, she has worked alongside many Key Opinion Leaders in the field of implant dentistry, and has played an integral role in researching and developing content related to market trends and the future of implant dentistry in the United States. Alyssa has worked with olulo from its inception, and has officially joined the team as a consultant specializing in disruptive strategies.

Ulyana Fedunyak


Ulyana graduated from Virginia International University with a Master’s degree in business administration. Over the past three years, she has extensively studied emerging trends, competition, profitability, and business sustainability in the implant dentistry market. At olulo, Ulyana works as a consultant specializing in the benefits of digital transformation in an oral surgery practice.

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