Dietrich Stephan, PhD, Board Member

Dr. Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D. is a human geneticist and entrepreneur who works to positively disrupt the health care system so as to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Stephan is credited with being one of the fathers of the field of Personalized Medicine based on both his work in deeply sub-classifying common diseases using molecular scanning technologies, and subsequently putting in place the diagnostic testing infrastructure and paradigms to enable personalization. Stephan’s academic career includes his current role as Professor and Chairman of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior, he served as the founding Chairman of the Neurogenomics Department at the Translational Genomics Research Institute and being on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He is founder of many biotechnology companies including Navigenics, a personal genetics company. Dr. Stephan has been featured twice on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for his game-changing contributions to healthcare, and publishes on the business of science in journals such as the Harvard Business Review.