OUR JUDGES

Meet our 2022 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
Margaret Malone
Senior Associate
Flare Capital Partners
Benedikt Brueckle
CEO
CompuGroup Medical Inc.
Samir Batra
CEO
BAHA
Joe Gatto
Kushal Parikh
Radiologist
Midwest Radiology, PA
Mike Ryan
Chairman
Executive Impact Group
Paul Grand
CEO
MedTech Innovator
Decky Goodrich
VP Global Sales
Codex DNA
Archana Dubey
Global Medical Director
HP
Theodore Zanto
Associate Professor, Director of Neuroscience Division at Neuroscape
UCSF
Melissa Medvedev
Assistant Professor of Neonatology at UCSF, Consultant at Parexel AI Labs, and Medical Advisor at Feebris
UCSF
Brittany Partridge
Virtual Care Technology Lead
UC San Diego Health
Dave Whelan
Harneet Bath
Anne Wellington
Managing Director
Cedars-Sinai Accelerator
Jennifer Ernst
CEO
Tivic Health
Sameer Berry
Gastroenterology Fellow
University of Michigan
Cris De Luca
VP Global Head of Digital Investments
Sanofi Ventures
Di Lacey
Sudipto Srivastava
Senior Director - Digital Health
Mount Sinai Hospital
John Forsayeth
Executive Chair
Rio Pharmaceuticals
Jay Wadia
Director, Open Innovation
Bayer
Kenneth Su
Head of Search Health Partnerships
Google Health
Lauren Li
Global Head of Digital Health
Ipsen
Michael Billing
Regularatory Expert- Medtech
Experien Group
Shawn Becker
Founder and President
Silvercat Advisors
Elizabeth Bluestone
Sr Director of Global Scouting & Partnerships
Proctor & Gamble Ventures
Romilla Batra
Chief Medical Officer
SCAN Health Plan
Allan May
Chairman
Life Science Angels
Robert Dickinson
Biome SF Site Head
Novartis Biome
Tari Suprapto
Director, Search & Evaluation (West)
Novo Nordisk
Michael Lesh
CEO/Professor of Medicine
Syntegra.io & UCSF
John Kollins
President & CEO
Satsuma Pharmaceuticals
Shubhra Jain
Senior Associate
Cota Capital
Josephine Muir
Chief Executive Officer
Noisy Guts Pty Ltd
John Dayton
Innovation Fellow
Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine
Adrienne Schneider
CEO
The Camille Group
Jim St.Clair
Chief Trust Officer
Lumedic
Aaron Kornblith
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics
UCSF
Sandhya Rao
VP
Haven
Joe Panetta
Natasha Dupont
Sr Manager National Channel Strategy
Kaiser Permanente
Jeff Newman
Professor
UCSF
Geetu Ambwani
Michael Springer
Former Chief, Executive Relations and CIO Liaison
Philips
Karen Madden
SVP, Chief Innovation Officer Emerging Technologies
PerkinElmer
Benjamin Swig
Director of Healthcare Innovation & Strategy
Acadian Companies
Xavier Amatriain
KEI KONDO
Business Development Manager
NSK Corporation
Stan Kachnowski
Program Director
HITLAB

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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