Catalyst
Team

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”

Breaking down barriers for implementation and growth of impactful health care innovations.

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Austin Aker

Interim Director of Operations

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Brooke Gazzoli

Operations Analyst

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Danielle Ngo

Catalyst Project Manager

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Jessica Kennedy

Director of Project Management

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Liam Stimpson

Business Analyst

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Larry Frye

Special Advisor to Catalyst

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Reed Sprague

Special Advisor to Catalyst, Executive Director Stanford Industry Relations and Digital Health