Chairman, CIO and Founder
Yulun Wang, Ph.D., Chairman, Chief Innovation Officer & Founder, launched his career at the intersection of healthcare and technology with the founding of Computer Motion, Inc. and the invention of AESOP, the first FDA-cleared surgical robot. Under his leadership, Computer Motion went public in 1997 and later merged with Intuitive Surgical to forge the multi-billion dollar surgical robotics industry. In 2002, Dr. Wang founded InTouch Health which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing healthcare and technology companies by the likes of Inc. 500 and Deloitte 500. Dr. Wang has received multiple entrepreneurship and leadership awards and was elected to the prestigious ranks of the National Academy of Engineering in 2011.
Author to more than 50 publications and 100 registered patents, he is a member of the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Board of Directors, where he also serves as an officer, and is a member of the board of directors at Novaerus. Previously, he served as a board member at Hoag Hospital from 2008 – 2015. Frequently invited to speak at noteworthy meetings and events, Dr. Wang has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, and other nationally televised news programs. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering specializing in Robotics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He was appointed to the Council in 2017.