About Us

We are the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier healthtech ecosystem.

Patients are at the center of everything we do

Our story

We offer mentorship, connections, insider knowledge and community to guide entrepreneurs from concept to commercialization of radical innovations.

We are believers in the power of health technology to change lives. Yet we know that the journey of getting a healthtech innovation to market is very challenging. We’re passionate about giving talented entrepreneurs the know-how, connections, and insider information they need to be successful. Our ultimate mission is to improve patients’ lives by reducing time to market for transformative solutions.

The UCSF Rosenman Institute was founded in 2014 and is named after the late Daniel Rosenman, who dedicated 25 years to the field of medical devices. Dan was inventor or co-inventor on 40 U.S. patents and co-founded BioCardia, an interventional cardiology device company. His passion was not only the rapid design of innovative products, but also bringing them to clinicians and patients within a short time period and in a way that focused on the human factors, as well as clinical utility. He was known not just as a brilliant and innovative designer and inventor, but also as a person with a strong moral compass and a genuine focus on human healing and care. 

Rosenman’s impact

The UCSF Rosenman Institute has been supporting transformative health technology companies from concept to commercialization since 2014.

Patients Impacted
Dollars Raised
FDA Approvals


Here’s what our remarkable Rosenman Innovators and Partners have to say about us:
“The Rosenman Innovator program was game-changing for our company. We [met] several highly-experienced mentors whose guidance helped us make drastic changes in our organization and strategy… and optimize our commercial path.”

Ted Abraham, MD
Founder, Perceptive Navigation

“We have always felt so fortunate to have worked with the UCSF Rosenman Institute. Of the three people they introduced us to, one joined as our COO, one as a director of the board and one as a consultant for six months.”

Mehdi Peikar, MD
Founder & CEO, BRIUS

“The Rosenman Innovator program was a fantastic experience and opportunity to get exposure to seed-stage healthcare investors and other industry stakeholders. We met two investors who participated in our round through the program.”

Ade Adesanya
Co-Founder & President, Moving Analytics