Ryan Spitler, Ph.D.

Deputy Director Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics (PHIND) Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Spitler is the Deputy Director of the Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center (PHIND) at Stanford University. He completed his Post Doctorial Research Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, conducting research in the field of Magnetogenetics for remote-controlled cellular reprogramming and developed smart MRI diagnostics tools for oncology. Additionally, Dr. Spitler completed executive training programs at Stanford school of business as well as the biodesign program. He has also developed a number of new approaches working across several scientific areas ranging from medical devices to gene therapies. Prior to his position at Stanford, Dr. Spitler received his Ph.D. in Cellular and Developmental Biology at the Beckman Laser Institute at the University of California, Irvine. His research at the Beckman Laser Institute included developing and characterizing new nitric oxide-based drugs, as well as laser, and LED-based multimodal wound healing therapies. Dr. Spitler earned his B.S. in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he worked in the areas of structural biology and biochemistry. Over the past two decades he has held a number of academic and industrial positions and has served as a board member and/or advisor for a number of Bay Area companies. Dr. Spitler is the recipient of the Stanford Radiological Sciences Laboratory Innovation Challenge Award, the Stanford Cancer Imaging Fellowship Training Award, the Biophotas Research Fellowship, and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Imaging Achievement Award. He has numerous scientific articles and book chapters across many different disciplines.