Kathryn Zavala

Chief Operating Officer

MedTech Innovator

Speaker Sessions

September 22, 2023 | 01:00 PM (PST) - 02:00 PM (PST)

September 22, 2023 | 03:45 PM (PST) - 04:30 PM (PST)

September 22, 2023 | 09:45 AM (PST) - 10:45 AM (PST)

September 23, 2023 | 04:00 PM (PST) - 05:00 PM (PST)

About Kathryn Zavala, PhD

Kathryn Zavala, PhD, is Chief Operating Officer of MedTech Innovator, the largest accelerator of medical technology in the world. The global nonprofit seeks to improve human health by accelerating the growth of startups and scaleups poised to transform health care. To date, MedTech Innovator has supported 509 alumni that have gone on to raise over $6.8 billion in follow-on equity funding, brought over 150 products to market, and achieved 36 exits. Kathryn also serves as Managing Director of BioTools Innovator, a new program powered by MedTech Innovator to support life science tools and diagnostics.

Previously, Kathryn held positions at the UCLA Technology Development Group, where she assisted with the commercialization of university technologies, and at Campbell Alliance (now Syneos Health), where she developed launch strategies for biopharma clients. Kathryn received a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCLA.


No relevant financial relationships to disclose.