Shuvo Roy, PhD

Co-Investigator & Technology Lead, UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium
PRofessor of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences & Surgery, UCSF

Dr. Roy is Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and Surgery at UCSF. As a Program Director and Technology Lead for the UCSF-Stanford PDC, Dr. Roy oversees the early-stage technical vetting and development of projects by managing the PDC’s in-house engineers and students and working with his network of scientific and engineering collaborators on design and technology challenges.

Prior to joining faculty at UCSF, Dr. Roy began working with Dr. Harrison on MEMS sensing technology due to its applications in the various magnetic implants Dr. Harrison was developing for kids. In 2009, they founded the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium, which has advanced 10 internally developed pediatric devices from the concept stage to first-in-human trials, guided three devices to market availability, and leveraged over $30M in external funding to support continued development of its technologies.

Dr. Roy has experience in the entire spectrum of device development, from the idea to engineering and testing, and from marketing to creating a start-up company. At UCSF, he directs the Biodesign Laboratory and The Kidney Project, a national research project to develop an implantable, bioartificial kidney to treat end stage renal disease. The project is part of the FDA Innovation Pathway 2.0 program, intended to bring breakthrough medical device technologies to patients faster and more efficiently.

Dr. Roy also has an extensive network of faculty collaborators working on new technologies at various universities in the Bay Area and across the nation, as well as technology leaders in the private sector.