Janene Fuerch

Clinical Associate Professor

Stanford Children's

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Janene Fuerch

Janene Fuerch is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Co-Director of the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium, Assistant Director of the Biodesign Innovation Fellowship Program at Stanford University, where she mentors and advises new entrepreneurs through all aspects of medical device development, from identifying clinical needs to commercialization. Her areas of investigational interest include the development and commercialization process of neonatal, pediatric and maternal health medical devices as well as the utilization of a simulated environment to develop and test medical devices.

She is a national leader in neonatal resuscitation, ECMO, device development and has been an AHRQ funded co-investigator. She is also on the advisory board of Diversity by Doing. Her industry experience includes co-founding EMME (acquired by Simple Health 2022) an award winning reproductive health company aimed at teenagers, being medical director of Novonate (acquired by Laborie 2023) a neonatal umbilical catheter securement company, and serving as a notable consultant for Vitara (EXTEND – artificial environment to decrease complications of prematurity), Avanos™ and Laborie. Janene is passionate about improving the health of children and newborns through medical device innovation and research.

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