Siddarth Satish

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Gauss Surgical

Siddarth Satish is the Founder and CEO of Gauss Surgical, a medical technology company using computer vision and machine learning to make surgery and childbirth safer and more cost-effective. Gauss’s first application, Triton, uses the iPad to monitor blood loss from digital images of sponges and canisters, with the goal of improving obstetrical safety, reducing unnecessary transfusion, and preventing retained sponges. In his operating roles, Siddarth has led the team through seven US/EU regulatory clearances (including FDA De Novo approval and raised $25 million in venture capital. In the last 12 months, Triton has been adopted by over 30 hospitals, covering over 100,000 surgeries annually. From 2011 to 2013, Siddarth served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartX, Stanford University’s Startup Accelerator, and as a SIMdesign Fellow in the Department of Surgery at Stanford. Previously, he worked on computational drug discovery and molecular modeling at Gilead Sciences. Siddarth was born in India and immigrated to the United States at the age of 7. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Bioengineering from the UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering. He serves on the Technology Committee of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in healthcare.