Our mission

To help the right doctors end up in the right hospitals to treat the right patients.

Our vision

To help doctors achieve their life dream of practicing medicine.
To help hospitals serve their mission and their community.
To help the broader healthcare system improve patient care.

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2013 Founded In 2500+ Residency & Fellowships 1M+ Interviews Scheduled 90%+ Applicants use Thalamus

Our Story

Thalamus was established in December 2013. Based in Santa Clara, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the company also has a regional office in Nashville, TN, the healthcare capital of the US.

The organization was founded by a former combined pediatrics/anesthesiology resident and an anesthesiology residency Program Director (and now Associate DIO). The company was created through a grassroots collaboration of program directors, program coordinators, GME administrators and applicants/medical students to address the inefficiencies in the residency and fellowship interview management process around a particularly noteworthy recruitment season interrupted by Hurricane Sandy.

Team Thalamus is composed of a group of innovative entrepreneurs, seasoned academics and experienced technologists, many of whom have spent the majority of their careers in Graduate Medical Education and are passionate about building recruitment processes that are equitable, diverse and inclusive.

In January 2019, the company graduated from Jason Calacanis’ Launch Accelerator as the top company in the 11th cohort. In July 2019, Thalamus closed its seed round led by Fresco Capital, 37 Angels , Kapor Capital and the Launch Syndicate.

Since that time we’ve been building and scaling our services to include Thalamus Core, Itinerary Wizard, Thalamus’ Custom Video Platform and Cortex. We are excited about what the future holds.

A team that understands the process

Jason Reminick, MD, MBA, MS

CEO & Founder


Suzie Karan, MD, FASA



Kevin Lindbergh

Chief Operating Officer

Damen Chan

Chief Information Officer

Ephraim Love, PhD

Head Of Data Science

Sankar Narayanan

Head of Engineering

Andrew Sweet

Head of Product & Market Strategy

Ross Tanner

Director of Product Managment

Samantha Marley

Administrative Manager

Lauren Glosik, C-TAGME

Team Lead, Customer Success

Suhas Mutatkar

Principal Architect

Venkata Darabala

Principal Engineer

Priti Jadhav

Principal QA Engineer

Catalin Marin

Technical Product Manager

Terri Feist

Account Manager

Sara D'Ascenzo

Account Manager

Shuvon McDaniel

Customer Success Manager

Shannon Papazian

Customer Success Manager

Christen Carnahan

Customer Success Manager

Amber Wells

Customer Success Manager

John Collins, MS

Senior Applications Engineer

Derek Sanchez

Senior Mobile Application Engineer

Victor Mello

Senior Software Engineer

Madan Bastakoti

Senior Software Engineer

Andy Geer

Senior Software Engineer

Kurtis Eddy

Senior Software Engineer

Senne Van Steelandt, PhD

Staff Data Engineer

Rachel Greth

UX Researcher & UX Designer

Sarah Nathan

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Steve Stephen, MD/MBA Candidate


Where we are

A distributed team with offices in Santa Clara & Nashville

Thalamus Headquarters
77 Alviso St
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Regional Office
41 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210

  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Blue Hill, ME
  • New York, NY
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Brownsville, TX
We’re always looking for smart, passionate, humble people to join the team. Whether you’re a designer, engineer, customer success specialist, or marketer there may be a new career opportunity for you.

Press Coverage

Thalamus in the news

Thalamus Secures New Funding for Premier Medical Residency Management Platform...

Thalamus, a cloud-based SaaS company and creator of the premier platform for hospital residency application and interview management, has secured more than $1.5 million in early-stage funding from a group led by Fresco Capital, 37 Angels, Kapor Capital and Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH Fund. The additional capital will support technology development, sales, and marketing efforts as Thalamus expands its footprint which already includes more than 125 of...

Pivoting in the Thick of it with Thalamus


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Rated #1 by applicants & programs

"Thalamus has truly turned our hectic recruitment season into a joy! We are able to focus more on ensuring we show each applicant why Duke is the place for them, rather than spending it hand-scheduling each applicant. It promotes fairness, effectiveness, and most importantly, efficiency! We will never look back on what we had prior to Thalamus!"

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Jordan Toole
Program Coordinator
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duke University Medical Center

"I cannot imagine going through interview season without Thalamus! With a program as large as ours, having an online scheduling system in which applicants can schedule and edit their interview dates, allows me the time to manage all the other processes involved with interview season. We conducted over 260 applicant interviews this year; our highest volume year ever! This would not have been possible without Thalamus! Every program needs Thalamus!"

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Mary Beth Gresham C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

"I recently completed my fifth interview season using Thalamus. I no longer spend countless hours on the phone or email scheduling and rescheduling interviews. Thalamus gives the applicant the control and flexibility to schedule their interview based on their availability, all the while, freeing me up to create the best interview experience possible!"

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Jackie Reyes
Residency Program Manager
Anesthesiology Residency Administration
Jackson Memorial Medical Center