About the Founders
Emily Finlayson, M.D., M.S., FACS
Emily is Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Health Policy. After completing her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Finlayson trained in general surgery at UCSF and in colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In her post-doctorate training, she received a Master of Science from the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School and completed a research fellowship with the VA Outcomes Group in White River Junction, Vermont. She was on faculty at the University of Michigan Department of Surgery and the Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation until she returned to UCSF in 2009. Her NIH-funded research is in population-based surgical outcomes with a focus on functional outcomes in the frail elderly. She is a longstanding member of the American College of Surgeons’ Geriatric Surgery Task Force and Co-Chair of the Data Registry Subcommittee for the American College of Surgeons’ The Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery Project. At UCSF Health, Dr. Finlayson is the founding director of the UCSF Center for Surgery in Older Adults, a transdisciplinary collaborative the develops, tests, and implements strategies to improve outcomes after surgery in older adults.
Sean Bumgarner
Sean is an award winning product leader. Over the last twelve years he has launched mass market health and wellness websites and apps. At the publisher Rodale, he built cross functional app development and production team including: design, development, editorial and operations full-time positions. Using a human-centered approach and lean methodologies this group had a contribution margin of over 80% and was able to effectively create highly-successful consumer apps on limited budgets. This team’s work was regularly in the top ten on the Apple App store, they also received awards for the Men’s Health and Best Life iPhone editions. As Design Director, Platforms and Devices at Condé Nast’s Editorial Development Group, Sean worked with the magazine brands and technology partners refining approach and anticipating industry developments. His work is featured in “
Becoming a Graphic and Digital Designer Guide to Careers in Design
” by Steven Heller, Veronique Vienne.