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Original ARCS Atlanta Scholar CEO of Silicon Valley Digital Health Company

Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014

Deborah Kilpatrick, Ph.D., a member of the Atlanta Chapter’s first class of ARCS Scholars in 1992-93, is transitioning from her role as Chief Commercial Officer at CardioDx, a Silicon Valley personalized medicine company, to that of Chief Executive Officer at Evidation Health, a newly formed Silicon Valley digital health company.

Dr. Kilpatrick completed her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a Bioengineering focus at Georgia Tech in 1996. She was an ARCS Scholar during the 1992-1996 academic years. Her original research focus was cardiovascular disease and medical devices. Deborah has been awarded 17 patents, and presents invited lectures at Georgia Tech, California Polytechnic State University, and Stanford University.

Recent honors include Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley, 2014; The Gegenheimer Lecturer on Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014; QMed’s 10 Women Medtech Leaders list, 2014; FierceBiotech Top Women in Biotech, 2013; and Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Female Executive of the Year, new consumer products, 2013.

Dr. Kilpatrick co-founded the MedtechVision Conference, the first conference for women leaders focused on major healthcare trends impacting the medtech sector, now held annually in Silicon Valley. She serves on the Advisory Board, Georgia Institute of Technology; Advisory Board, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Board of Directors, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation; and Board of Directors, MedtechWomen. She also serves as Judge for InVenture Prize Competition, Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Public Television.

Deborah writes, "The work you [ARCS Foundation Atlanta members] have all done is tremendous, and I am so proud to be a part of that legacy.  I hope that my work is making you all feel that there has been a good return on your investment."


Deborah L. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. 
ARCS Scholar
Georgia Tech