Dan Riskin , MD

Life Sciences

Menlo Park, CA

Dan Riskin is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard Medical Technologies and Consulting Associate Professor of Surgery at Stanford University. He has developed and commercialized products in healthcare analytics, healthcare services, and medical device. He also dedicates a portion of each month to academic medicine: caring for patients, teaching resident physicians, and publishing on best practices in healthcare technology creation, evaluation, and adoption.

Dan was named one of the top 35 innovators under 35 by Technology Review and won the AMA Leadership Award in 2005. He subsequently served on the Obama Campaign Healthcare Advisory Committee in 2008 and testified before congress on medical technology innovation in 2014. He has been an invited speaker on medical technology creation and venture development at the NIH, NSF, NASA, IBM, HP, Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. His views and contributions in data-driven healthcare have been featured by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and other leading media.

Dan's medical credentials include a MD from Boston University, residency in surgery at UCLA, and fellowship in critical care and acute care surgery at Stanford University. He is board certified in four specialties, including surgery, critical care, palliative care, and clinical informatics. His business training includes a MBA with a focus in bioinformatics and biomedical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship.

Contact Information

(650) 723-4000

325 Sharon Park Dr., #730

Menlo Park, CA 94025


Surgery Healthcare IT

Research Interests