Garrett Cale Smith PhD
Dr. Garrett Cale Smith has co-invented and co-founded three healthcare companies in Southern and Northern California and Arizona. He has created ventures that aim to positively impact patient care in dentistry, ophthalmology, and cancer. Additionally, he has been involved in global health projects in infant mortality in India with Stanford University and is now advising RMF relating to healthcare projects in Africa. Garrett is deeply committed to teaching entrepreneurship within the developed and developing world healthcare setting. He currently serves as an advisor to the BioInnovate Fellowship in Galway, Ireland and as an advisor to RMF.
- Alumni of the Stanford BioDesign Fellowship
- Co-founder and CEO for Nasseo which is developing the next generation of dental and spinal implant technologies based off of his research at UC San Diego, where he completed his Doctorate in Bioengineering.
- Trained at Lund University in Sweden as a Whitaker International Fellow with one of the early pioneers of the dental implant.
- While at Stanford, co-invented and co-founded Oculeve, a med-tech company that offers an implantable solution to treat severe dry eye disease, which won a number of business competition and grant awards including the Stanford Business Plan Competition and NCIIA grant , and raised a $7M+ Series A led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, NEA, and Versant Ventures to run clinical trials.
- On the software side of healthcare, Garrett is a co-founder of CRIXlabs, a software tool for speeding up cancer drug discovery for pharma which is backed by Rock Health and the Mayo Clinic.