Member, Oversight Committee
Katherine (Katie) Reuther, PhD, MBA is the Executive Director for the Center for Health, Devices and Technology (Penn Health-Tech) and a Practice Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reuther has extensive experience in developing and translating early-stage medical technologies and discoveries and providing formal educational training for aspiring medical entrepreneurs. Previously, she served as a Senior Lecturer in Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, with additional appointments as the Director of the Columbia Biomedical Engineering Technology Accelerator Program (BiomedX) and the Director of Master’s Studies.
She was awarded the 2021 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching from Columbia University.
Dr. Reuther supports entrepreneurship programs at the National Institute of Health (NIH) through her work with Biocomx, including the Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation (C3i) Program and the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative, and the I-Corps at NIH program. She is also a co-founder of Syntegrity Biomedical, an orthopedic medical device start-up. Dr. Reuther received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from The College of New Jersey, a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School.