Dr. Yulun Wang leads research and development (R&D) for Teladoc Health. Under his direction, the R&D team applies product innovation, data science, technological expertise and clinical excellence to transform how people access and experience healthcare around the world.
Dr. Wang brings a decorated career of entrepreneurship and innovation in artificial intelligence and medical robotics. He founded InTouch Health and served as chairman until its acquisition by Teladoc Health in 2020. Prior to InTouch, Dr. Wang founded surgical robotics pioneer, Computer Motion. He was also principal architect and inventor of AESOP, the first FDA-approved surgical robot, and the ZEUS robotic surgical system, which performed the world’s first transatlantic surgery.
Dr. Wang holds several board positions, including chairman of the World Telehealth Initiative, a nonprofit that uses telehealth to bring sustained healthcare to impoverished areas. He also serves on the board of directors of WellAir (previously Novaerus) and Cottage Health, a nonprofit health system based in Santa Barbara, California. Previously, Dr. Wang was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2011 and served on the NAE peer committee from 2012 through 2015.
He has received multiple awards, including the University of California, Santa Barbara's Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology. Dr. Wang is the author of more than 50 technical publications and inventor of over 200 patents. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.