Gaurav Krishnamurthy, PhD is a Senior R&D engineer at a Bay Area based medical device start-up. Gaurav has a strong passion for medical device innovation and is interested in disruptive medical technologies that not only solve an unmet clinical need, but also bring down the cost of healthcare. Gaurav closely follows medical device trends in emerging markets and is fascinated by simple and inexpensive solutions to major healthcare problems. Gaurav earned his PhD and Master's in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University where he developed state of the art computational models of beating heart valves that can be used to design and test heart valve prosthetics. Gaurav was a Medtronic BioX Fellow at Stanford University. Gaurav also serves as a Senior Advisor to a Bay Area angel investment group focusing on mobile health and healthcare innovation.