Ananth Natarajan, MD
Dr. Natarajan is a physician-entrepreneur who specializes in utilization of advanced technology to solve pressing clinical problems. He founded Infinite Biomedical Technologies (IBT) in 1997 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company for over ten years. Funding for the company was provided by the National Institutes of Health, which committed over $20 Million to IBT for development of its high-risk, high-reward technologies. The company has developed neurocritical care monitors and also spun-out a software company in the endoscopy space and a healthcare information technology company. Currently the company is developing advanced dexterous prosthetic systems for upper extremity amputees. For the past several years, he has also been an active angel investor and has helped fund over ten early stage technology companies outside the life sciences arena. Ananth has several publications, presentations, and patents to his credit. He has received the TR100 award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review and the Duke University Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. Red Herring magazine has cited him as one of "5 Technology Innovators Changing the World". He is a member of Annandale Golf Club, the California Club, the Economic Round Table, the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Ikona Medical, Vigilant Medical (Chairman), Machina Technologies (Chairman), HIVE Lighting, the Pasadena Angels (Secretary) and the Caltech Associates (President-Elect). He is Past President of the Physicians' Wine & Food Society and continues to serve on its Executive Committee.
Dr. Natarajan received his BSE in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University (at age 18, with Distinction). He received an MSE in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the University Of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed his residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Southern California, where he currently serves as Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology.