Adjunct Professor of Medicine | Cardiovascular Medicine | Stanford Medicine

Seasoned clinician with a proven track record of mentoring medtech entrepreneurs and early stage companies in the development of life changing technologies. As the Associate Director of the PAMF Hospital Medicine service line he co-leads a team of 30 physicians across 3 community hospitals in the Bay Area. When not seeing patients, he serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Fogarty Innovation where he mentors a variety of early stage companies. As an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Stanford he works closely with the Biodesign group to teach and mentor students and Biodesign fellows. He co-teaches the Biodesign Innovation graduate course which is offered to Stanford graduate students in the school of medicine, school of engineering and the graduate school of business each winter and spring quarter. Zach holds an MD from the UCLA School of Medicine and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He completed Internal Medicine Residency and the Biodesign Fellowship at Stanford University.

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Director, Hospital Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (2014 - Present)
  • Chief Medical Officer, Fogarty Innovation (2020 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Clinical & Community Engagement, Stanford Biodesign (2019 - Present)
  • Faculty, Stanford Graduate School of Business (2022 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Medical Advisory Board, Ultrasight (2022 - Present)
  • Medical Advisory Board, Chronus Health (2020 - Present)
  • Medical Advisory Board, Biospectal (2022 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Biodesign Innovation (2008)
  • Residency, Stanford University, Internal Medicine (2007)
  • MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management (2004)
  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine (2004)