Ahmed Zaafran, M.D, is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at The University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine in anesthesiology prior to moving to Stanford University School of Medicine as faculty in 2012. In 2013, he completed his Certification in Entrepreneurship and Global Innovation through the Graduate School of Business (GSB) Stanford Ignite Program. He is a partner with Spire Ventures, an international network of life science experts who work with selected early-stage companies to provide them strategic guidance and development support. He is currently the Director of Development for Stanford Medicine X-Middle East Region and a team member of Stanford Healthcare Innovation.