4:20 - 5:50 pmSaturday, September 28
LK 120
Medical Entrepreneurship
LK 120
Medical Entrepreneurship
Stanford School of Medicine
Professor of Surgery and Materials Science Engineering, Stanford University.
Stanford University
Founder, HealthLoop
CEO and Co-Founder, Health Fidelity
This panel is composed of successful physician entrepreneurs who will share their insight, give advice, and answer questions about physician entrepreneurship. Read more


This panel is composed of successful physician entrepreneurs who will share their insight, give advice, and answer questions about physician entrepreneurship.

Dr. Geoffrey C. Gurtner is Professor of Surgery and Materials Science Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Gurtner is a magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and an AOA graduate of the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School program, a plastic surgery residency at the NYU School of Medicine and received advanced training in microsurgery at the University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed publications in both the scientific and surgical literature. He is Editor for two major text books in the field:  Grabb & Smith’s Plastic Surgery  and  Plastic Surgery (Third Edition).  Dr. Gurtner was awarded the James Barrett Brown Award in both 2009 and 2010 and has been named “researcher of the year” by the ASPS, AAPS and numerous other professional organizations. Dr. Gurtner runs an NIH and DoD funded laboratory which seeks to understand the importance of physical stimuli (mechanical and chemical) in the human response to injury.  This has led to the development of novel technologies in a wide variety of clinical areas. Dr. Gurtner has founded several venture backed start-up companies, including Neodyne Biosciences (www.neodynebio.com) and Arresto Biosciences, acquired by Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD) in January 2011.

Dr. Euan Ashley is an internationally recognized physician, scientist, and innovator. Dr. Ashley trained in clinical cardiology and advanced heart failure. His laboratory at Stanford is focused on the application of genomics to medicine. In 2010, he led the team that carried out the first clinical interpretation of a human genome. The paper, published in the Lancet, was reported in over 300 news stories worldwide and became one of the most cited articles in clinical medicine that year. The team extended the approach in 2011 to a family of four. Dr Ashley is a recipient of the National Innovation Award from the American Heart Association and a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. He is a Principal Investigator of the Myocardial Applied Genomics Network (MAGnet), a member of the leadership group of the American Heart Association’s Council on Functional Genomics, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health. He is a peer reviewer for the NIH and the AHA as well as journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and theLancet. Dr. Ashley is co-founder of Personalis, Inc a company pioneering genome guided medicine.

Dr. Jordan Shlain is a nationally recognized physician for his innovative approach to the delivery of healthcare. In addition to being a full time doctor and founder of Healthloop, he has been appointed commissioner by the Mayor to the SF Health Service Systems Board and sits on the board of the bi-partisian Washington, DC policy think tank, Hope Street Group. He has been named one of the top 100 health care innovators by HealthSpottr. In addition to being a frequent speaker at various conferences; Health 2.0, RockHealth, Economist Big Ideas, Futuremed and UC Berkeley’s Pre-Med 101, he consults with the investor community as a due diligence expert.



Dan Riskin, MD, MBA, FACS is the CEO of Health Fidelity and a Consulting Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stanford University. He has developed and commercialized products in healthcare analytics, healthcare services, and medical device. He also dedicates a portion of each month to academic medicine: caring for patients, teaching resident physicians, and publishing on best practices in healthcare technology creation, evaluation, and adoption.

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