Director for Education, Byers Center for Biodesign
Associate Director of Surgery, School of Medicine
Dan Azagury is the Section chief of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Stanford University. He is a minimally invasive surgeon and a health technology innovator with an international background. Dr. Azagury is the Director for Education for the fellowship program at the Stanford 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.
Director for Academic Programs, Byers Center for Biodesign
Lecturer, School of Medicine
Lyn Denend is Director for Academic Programs at Stanford Biodesign and a Lecturer in the Stanford School of Medicine. In her Biodesign role, she leads curriculum development and program execution across Stanford Biodesign’s portfolio of educational offerings. She also teaches numerous courses and is the principal author of Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies.
Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Emerita, School of Engineering
Dr. Margot Gerritsen is a professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford. She is the co-founder and co-director of Women in Data Science (WiDS), an initiative to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. If you want to learn more about how to use data science to address critical issues like climate change in an equitable way, WiDS invites you to attend their annual conference on March 7, 2022 at Stanford University and online across the world.
Associate Professor, Stanford Medicine Boussard Lab
Dr. Hernandez-Boussard is an Associate Professor at Stanford University in Medicine (Biomedical Informatics), Biomedical Data Sciences, Surgery and Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy).
Founder, iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
Fellow, Biodesign Innovation
Uday Kumar is the Founder of iRhythm, which is a digital healthcare company that is seeking to redefine the way cardiac arrhythmias are clinically diagnosed by combining wearable biosensing technology with cloud-based data analytics and machine-learning capabilities. The Zio Patch is a discreet, comfortable, patient-friendly monitoring patch that resembles an adhesive bandage.
Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science
Susan Ford Dorsey Fellow, Center for African Studies
Ken Opalo is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. His research interests include legislative development in Africa; the political economy of development; regional cooperation and trade in Africa; and elections, governance, and security in the Horn of Africa region. In 2012-2013, Opalo will be the Susan Ford Dorsey Fellow affiliated with the Center for African Studies at Stanford.
Adjunct Professor, Management Science & Engineering
Director, Health Economics & Value, Stanford Biodesign
Jan Pietzschs professional and academic work focus on early-stage technology assessment and strategic decision-support for investors, manufacturers, and research institutions. A primary emphasis is on the early evaluation of the value proposition of new technologies to provide quantitative input into the selection of the most promising technology concepts and their targeted development. This includes model-based assessment of the clinical and health-economic benefit of new diagnostics and therapies.
Founder & Director, Byers Center for Biodesign
Paul Yock is a cardiologist, health technology innovator, and professor of medicine and bioengineering at Stanford University. He is the Founder and Director of Stanfords Byers Center for Biodesign, a pioneering innovation training program dedicated to the design and development of medical technologies. He is also the Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine and Mechanical Engineering and Founding Co-Chair of Stanford’s Department of Bioengineering. Paul is internationally known for his work in inventing, developing, and testing new devices and has co-founded several medical technology companies. In his academic career, he has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, chapters and editorials, textbooks, and over 45 U.S. patents. Paul received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.