OUR JUDGES

Meet our 2021 Judges

Our judges are the best and brightest stars in the digital health and life sciences industries.

We are looking to add judges to our panel! If you have a decade plus of experience in healthcare with a deep understanding of the tools, processes and technologies used, we'd love you to apply.

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Bob Wachter
Professor and Chair
UCSF
Aaron Neinstein MD
Director, Clinical Informatics
UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation
Harold E. “Barry” Selick
Vice Chancellor for Business Development, Innovation and Partnerships
UCSF
Aurelio Bonavia
Vaccine Development
Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute
Christine Aylward
Founder & Managing Partner
Magnetic Ventures
Stefano Bini
Professor and CTO Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UCSF
Michael Blum
Asssociate Vice Chancellor, Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
UCSF
David Blumberg
Managing Partner
Blumberg Capital
Darya Bubman
Licensing Officer
UCSF
Peter Silvester
President, Life Sciences Solutions and Laboratory Products
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Daniel Burnett
President and CEO
Theranova
Atul Butte
Chief Data Scientist and Distinguished Professor
UCSF
John Cappuccitti
Director
Velocity
Sander Duncan
General Partner
Lifeforce Capital
Unity Stoakes
President, Co-founder & Managing Partner
StartUp Health
Lindy Fishburne
Managing Partner
Breakout Ventures
Ash Fontana
Managing Director
Zetta
Ralph Gonzales
Chief Innovation Officer
UCSF
David Harkins
CIO
UCSF Investment Company
Charles Hart
Director, Catalyst Program
UCSF
Aenor Sawyer
MD
UCSF
Christopher Hess
Professor & Chair, UCSF Radiology & Biomedical Imaging
UCSF
Christopher Hill
Partner
DNA Capital
Matthew Holt
Founder
The Health Care Blog
James Huie
Partner
Wilson Sonsini
Daniel Kraft
Founder & Chair
Exponential Medicine
Kyle Lui
Partner
DCM
Kimberly MacPherson
Faculty, Exec Dir Health Mgmt
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Holly Martin
Associate Professor
UCSF, SOM
Alex Morgan
Partner
Khosla Ventures
Ali Alemozafar
Partner
WSGR
Ursheet Parikh
Partner
Mayfield
Christopher Peabody
Director, Acute Care Innovation Center
UCSF
Barney Pell
Venture Partner
Radical Ventures
Andrew Perlman
Managing Partner
Great Point Ventures
Kereeti Pisapati
Clinical Research Manager
Mount Sinai Health System
Nathaniel Prorok
Catalyst Program
UCSF
Neda Ratanawongsa
Chief Medical Informatics Officer for SFDPH
UCSF at ZSFG, SFDPH
Urmimala Sarkar
Professor
UCSF
Bob Saunders
General Partner
OCA Ventures
George Ugras
Partner
AV8
Stephanie Marrus
Managing Director Entrepreneurship
UCSF
Blake Wu
Partner
NEA
Mikihiro Yasuda
GP
Hike Ventures
Peter Kotsonis
Executive Director
UCSF
Jacqueline Shreibati, MD
Clinician Scientist
Google
Orrin Ailloni-Charas, MD, MBA
Managing Partner
Global Health Impact Fund
Hubert Zajicek
CEO
Health Wildcatters
David Rhew
Chief Marketing Officer
Microsoft
Scott Woodward
VP Venture & Development
Red Crow
Jorden Woods
Shae Ziaee
Business Development & Alliance Manager
University of California - San Francisco
Ben Olsen
Snr Manager Business Development and Licesing
UCSF Innovation Ventures
Rodrigo Martinez
Founder & CEO
AZUL: Strategy & Creative Agency
Emma Huang
Director, Data Sciences External Innovation
Johnson & Johnson
Ryan Bethencourt
CEO
Wild Earth
Scott Barclay
Partner
Point72
Ariel Poler
Co-founder
Reveri Health
Yousuf Mazhar
Managing Partner
TEAMFund Health Ventures
Harsha Madannavar
San Fransisco Office Head
L.E.K.
Jessica Chin Foo
Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships
KiwiTech
Vab Goel
Darren Cooke
Executive Director of Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Center
UC Berkeley
Matthew Koerner
Strategic Marketer and Product Strategist
American Medical Association
Julian Hong
Assistant Professor; Medical Director of Radiation Oncology Informatics
UCSF (Radiation Oncology, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute)
Gary Gershony MD
Founding General Partner
Baymed Venture Partners
Mark Cullen
Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
Cardinal Health
Christina Dong
Investor
Bow Capital
Jonathan Kfoury
Managing Director & Partner
L.E.K. Consulting
Reuben Youngblom
Eric Hsia
Managing Director
TransLink Capital
Joe Panetta
Danish Nagda
Founder & CEO
Rezilient
Sandhya Rao
VP
Haven
Lizette Alvarez
COO
Health Core Possibilities
Marlene Grenon
Director of Digital Health, Innovation Ventures
UCSF
Ricky Mehra
Founder and General Partner
Continuum Ventures
Brittany Partridge
Virtual Care Technology Lead
UC San Diego Health
Geetha Rao
CEO
Springborne Life Sciences
Geoff Cotton
Entrepreneur in Residence
Mission Bay Capital
Allon Jacobs
Angel Investor
Life Science Angels
Ethan Weiss
Assoc Professor
UCSF
Rebecca Hu
Investor
Owl Capital
Bill Hyun
Director, Lab for Advanced Cytometry
UCSF
Jeff Newman
Professor
UCSF
Leah Houston
Founder/CEO
HPEC
Jenny Chen
Founder, CEO
3DHeals
Thomas Vail
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF
UCSF
Annitha Kannan
Greg Yap
Partner
Menlo Ventures
Joe Gatto
Rushi Patel
Resident Physician
RowanSOM
Kushal Parikh
Radiologist
Midwest Radiology, PA
Julia Rozman
Janet McNicholas
Partner/Of Counsel
Jones Day
Faye Sahai
Managing Director
Vinaj Ventures
Neal Bhadkamkar
General Partner
Bold Capital Partners
Dave Whelan
Xavier Amatriain
Michelle Nemits

Interested in joining the judging panel?

Hundreds of outstanding companies that are changing the paradigm within the digital health and life sciences have applied to the awards this year. We are looking for the biggest healthcare luminaries to join our panel of 300+ distinguished judges and shine the spotlight on the technologies truly making a difference.

Join us on this incredible journey.
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The 2021 UCSF Health Awards Show is an event produced by UCSF Health Hub. Judges for the awards include over 450 recognized healthcare professionals from around the world, including select UCSF clinicians, professors, and advisors. Winners of the awards are not companies whose products are necessarily used by UCSF Health nor are they endorsed directly by UCSF Health or by UCSF.

For more information on UCSF Health Hub click here.

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The 2021 UCSF Health Awards Show is an event produced by UCSF Health Hub. Judges for the awards include over 450 recognized healthcare professionals from around the world, including select UCSF clinicians, professors, and advisors. Winners of the awards are not companies whose products are necessarily used by UCSF Health nor are they endorsed directly by UCSF Health or by UCSF.

For more information on UCSF Health Hub click here.

For more information on UCSF Health click here.