Ryan Van Wert, MD is a healthcare innovator with a passion for improving patient care through technology. Dr. Van Wert is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University, and the Assistant Director of the Faculty Fellows Program at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. His academic focus is in technology assessment and in teaching biomedical innovation. Dr. Van Wert is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vynca, Inc., a Silicon Valley healthcare technology company whose mission is to improve care delivery at the end-of-life, and co-founder at AWAIR, Inc., a medical device company developing technology to reduce complications in the intensive care unit, which was licensed to Cook Medical Technologies in 2015. He serves as an advisor to young technology companies, including through the Biomedical Zone, a hospital-based incubator in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Van Wert graduated with the University Medal in chemical engineering at Queen’s University, Canada. He completed medical school internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto, and his post-doctoral training at Stanford University in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Biodesign. He holds three board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.