Winners of the 3rd Annual UCSF Health Awards Announced

October 12, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, October 12, 2021 - UCSF Health Hub and UCSF Health Awards committee is proud to announce the 20 winning companies and Hall of Fame inductees for the 2021 UCSF Health Awards.

The winning companies and individuals include:

Breakthrough COVID-19 Technology Biobot Analytics
Consumer Prevention Podimetrics
Consumer Wellness Earlens
Employer Prevention and Wellness Omada Health
Hospital Diagnostics Zeto
Mental and Behavioral Health Cityblock Health
New Application of Telehealth Amwell
New EHR advance 1upHealth
New Health Application of AI Aidoc
New Life Sciences Diagnostic Day Zero Diagnostics
New Life Sciences Tool BigHat Biosciences
New Therapeutic Allogene Therapeutics
Patient Cost Savings Innovaccer Inc.
Remote Diagnostic Tool or Device iRhythm Technologies
Best of UCSF DNA - Companies with Product Genentech
Best of UCSF DNA - Up and Coming Arsenal Bio
UCSF Hall of Fame Julia Hu - Lark Health, Deborah Kilpatrick - Evidation Health and Iyah Romm - Cityblock Health

The winners were selected across 16 categories by an expert team of judges in the healthcare and VC industries, including Daniel Kraft (Digital.Health), Ursheet Parikh (Mayfield Fund), Blake Wu (NEA), Michael Roizen (Cleveland Clinic) and Michael Blum, MD (UCSF), among 450 others.

The winners were chosen from more than 1,200 submissions based on a rigorous judging criteria. In the first round of judging, the priority was on market validation and traction for health tech categories and unmet need and validation for life sciences categories; in the second, innovation, impact and value for both health tech and life sciences categories; and in the third, evidence and differentiation for health tech categories and evidence and groundbreaking for life sciences categories.

“This year's winning class represented the amazing maturity in and acceleration of health innovation. The winning companies represented 1.6% of the companies that applied; and the overall company submissions across the board were so impressive. Hats off to all of the great companies that submitted applications, progressed to the quarterfinals, the final round and then won at the Grand Finale',” said Mark H. Goldstein, Chairman of the UCSF Health Hub and General Partner at venture capital firm Builders VC.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures, only the finalist companies and a select number of presenters were on campus at the UCSF Mission Bay Center for the Awards Show on October 7 at 5:30 p.m. PST. Many presenters and finalists joined via Zoom and some were pre-recorded, making this a true hybrid event. All other guests and sponsors were at the new Gott’s Roadside location at the Chase Center watching the show from the large videoboard on the Chase Center. Grand Finale video can be viewed on Vimeo here and YouTube here.


About UCSF Health Awards 2021
Produced by UCSF Health Hub, the UCSF Health Awards, now in its third year, is the leading awards show in the health tech industry awarding the next best products and technologies in digital health and life sciences. Eighteen winners are hand selected from thousands of submissions.

About UCSF Health Hub
UCSF Health Hub is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, affiliated with the University of California. Our goal is to help the next best digital health companies develop ideas, validate, and scale by matching them to advisors, investors, mentors, clinicians, and customers.

Our 20,000 member and subscriber community consists of thousands of select, early-to-late stage healthcare companies and highly qualified healthcare industry experts, mentors, investors, clinicians, researchers, and buyers who subscribe to our newsletters, get matched via our UCSF | Health Hub Connect platform, participate in the UCSF Health Award program, and attend our monthly events (both live and virtual).

About UCSF:
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is exclusively focused on the health sciences and is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, as well as affiliations throughout the Bay Area. Learn more at, or see our Fact Sheet.

Category name
Best in Class Winner
Rising Stars Winner
Remote Diagnostic Tool or Device
Huma Therapeutics
Rune Labs
Aidar Health Inc.
Cognita Labs
Health Equity
Propeller Health
Pluto Health
Patient Safety
Employer Subsidized Wellness
Carrum Health
Reperio Health
Plethy, Inc
Women's Health
Carrot Fertility
Hey Jane
Pediatric/ Adolescent Care Innovation
Hazel Health, Inc.
Clinical Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool
HeartFlow, Inc.
Particle Health
Flosonics Medical
Mental & Behavioral Health
Brightside Health
Flow Neuroscience
Ellipsis Health
Consumer Wellness
Outset Medical
Osara Health (formerly CancerAid)
Sonde Health
Surgical Transformation
nSight Surgical
Best Use of AI in Health Tech
Next-Gen Telemedicine
Nest Collaborative
Grant Beneficiaries:
Aidar Health
(Remote Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool)
Ayble Health
(Consumer Wellness)
(Mental and Behavioral Health)
Pangaea Health
(Best use of AI in Health Tech)
Skin Analytics
(Best use of AI in Health Tech)
Hall of Fame
Johathan Bush
Jonathan Gleason
Category name
Remote Diagnostic Tool or Device
Health Equity
Patient Safety
Employer Subsidized Wellness
Women's Health
Pediatric/ Adolescent Care Innovation
Clinical Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool
Mental & Behavioral Health
Consumer Wellness
Surgical Transformation
Best Use of AI in Health Tech
Next-Gen Telemedicine
Daniel Kraft
Stephen Klasko
Mark Goldstein
Geeta Nayyar
Stephen Klasko
Daniel Kraft
Geeta Nayyar
Matthew Holt
Daniel Kraft
Stephen Klasko
Mark Goldstein
Mark Goldstein
Matthew Holt
Murray Brozinsky
Chief Strategy Officer, Amwell Former CEO, Conversa
Gregg Talbert
Senior Vice President, Head of Personalized Healthcare and Digital Partnering
Lance Baily
"Founder/CEO - Advisory Board Member - Patient Safety Technology Challenge"
Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative
Stacy Feld
Regional Head, Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson
Brittany Barreto
Chief Innovation Officer & Founder
Omkar Kulkarni
Chief Innovation & Digital Transformation Officer
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles / Kids X
Jonathan Weiner
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Josh Seidenfeld
Partner and Chair, Digital Health
Charlie Haddad
Associate VP of Digital Health
Mike Roizen
Chief Wellness Officer Emeritus
Cleveland Clinic
Stefano Bini
Founder, DOC SF
Sally Frank
Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Lead
Unity Stoakes
President and co-founder
StartUp Health
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