Catalyst Directors

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Michael Halaas

COO, and Associate Dean, Stanford School of Medicine

“For the last 125 years, Stanford and Silicon Valley have shared a special relationship—one that has produced an environment for innovation and entrepreneurism unlike anywhere else in the world.”

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Euan Ashley, M.D.

Associate Dean, Stanford Medicine

“Stanford Medicine has a long history of pioneering medical innovations that transform how health care is practiced. By strategically partnering with industry, we can bring greater reach and scale to our groundbreaking work, ensuring that the discoveries we make today are readily used everywhere tomorrow.”

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Kevin Wasserstein

Executive Director, Stanford Medicine Catalyst

“At Catalyst we aim to unleash the unlimited potential of Stanford’s healthcare innovations by pairing passionate, brilliant inventors with experienced operators and entrepreneurs. Together, we roll up our sleeves to navigate each project’s unique challenges, catalyzing the path from bench to bedside”

Catalyst Team

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Grayson Burdon

Business Analyst

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Jessica Kennedy

Director of Innovation Development

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Krithika Kumar

Director of Discovery

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Kathleen Lacar

Project Manager

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Leilanie Madriaga

Program Administrator

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Jonathan Muddle

Project Manager

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Vishnu Ravi

Technology Architect

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Alsu Zamaleeva

Project Manager

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Cheryl Cathey

OTL Advisor to Catalyst

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Larry Frye

Executive in Residence

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Dave Hovda

Executive in Residence