Dan Azagury is a surgeon and health technology innovator with an international background. He is the Director for Education for the fellowship program at the Stanford's Byers Center for Biodesign. He teaches multidisciplinary teams a process to identify important healthcare needs and develop novel health technologies to address them. He also teaches in multiple international medical innovation programs and co-directs the Japan Biodesign partnership program. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and serves as Medical Director for the Stanford Bariatric and Metabolic Interdisciplinary clinic as well as fellowship director for Minimally Invasive and Bariatric surgery. Dr. Azagury graduated from medical school in Switzerland, completed surgical residency at the Geneva University Hospital, and undertook research and clinical fellowships at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He then completed the Biodesign Innovation Fellowship at Stanford and co-founded Ciel Medical along with his Biodesign teammate Kate Garrett. Together they developed novel solutions for intubated patients in the ICU. Ciel Medical was acquired by Vyaire Medical in 2017. Dr. Azagury's research focuses on multidisciplinary approaches to improving bariatric surgery outcomes as well as medical device innovation. He holds three patents and has published over 75 scientific articles and book chapters.