Health Innovators Collaborative Seminar

Under the Boughs - Startups in an Age of Healthcare Transformation: Changing Expectations and Tactics

Speaker Details:

Lee Huntsman
President Emeritus
University of Washington Department of Bioengineering

Lecture Details:

November 17, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Cambia Grove - 1800 9th Ave 2nd Floor in Downtown Seattle


Lee Huntsman, UW President Emeritus and Seattle health care visionary, will lead a panel discussion titled “Startups in an Age of Health Care Transformation: Changing Expectations and Tactics.”


  • Mike McSherry – CEO, Xealth
  • Anisha Sood – Principal and Assistant Director of Strategic Investments, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Patrick Yung – Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Rejuvenly

Speaker Bio:

Trained in electrical engineering at Stanford University, Huntsman earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the University of Washington as a research assistant professor in the Center for Bioengineering in 1968. In 1980 he became Director of Bioengineering, a position he held for 16 years.

Huntsman also served as associate dean for scientific affairs in the UW School of Medicine from 1993 to 1996, a role in which he provided broad scientific and graduate education leadership. His duties included participation in executive decision making during a time when the School was confronting a variety of competitive pressures both in research and clinical practice. Throughout the years in Bioengineering and Medicine he maintained an active research program focused on the application of engineering principles to biology and medicine. His laboratory received continuous NIH funding. Huntsman is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Dr. Huntsman became Acting Provost of the University of Washington in 1996 and Provost in 1997. Beginning in November 2002, he became Interim President and then President of the University of Washington. He was named President Emeritus by the University of Washington Board of Regents in July 2004. Today, he provides leadership in a variety of scientific and policy initiatives underway at the University and in the state of Washington and as a member of various for profit and nonprofit boards.