Sarah Doherty

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, TeleHealthRobotics

Sarah is an engineer and entrepreneur, adventure-seeker and music-maker, twin and neon-enthusiast hailing from Chicago, Illinois. She’s devoted to eliminating the world’s healthcare access crisis and passionate about growing the number of women educated and working in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM), entrepreneurship, and healthcare. Sarah co-founded and serves as CTO of TeleHealthRobotics, a company that has created a tele-robotic healthcare platform. The platform allows a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional stationed anywhere in the world to provide on-demand, direct-to-consumer, real-time medical services to a patient stationed with TeleHealthRobotics’ kiosk without the aid of onsite personnel. The company’s first product is called TRUDI (Tele-Robotic Ultrasound for Distance Imaging) with which a provider can execute remote ultrasound (a ubiquitous diagnostic tool used for prevention, detection, and diagnosis of disease as well as rehabilitation) for the heart, vascular system, brain, uterus, breast and abdomen. Eventually the company intends to provide remote primary, eye, and skin care as well as other diagnostic services on the same tele-robotic platform. Sarah serves as a subject matter expert on medical devices, telemedicine and healthcare digitization for commercial, non-profit and governmental organizations. She and her work have been featured at TEDMED and in The Financial Times, The Huffington Post and The Chicago Tribune among other venues and publications. She is an ambassador for XX in Health (a division of Rock Health) and Disruptive Women in Healthcare. Sarah helped found Chicago’s healthcare incubator (MATTER Chicago). She served as President of the Penn Club of Chicago as well as Vice Curator and Curator for the Chicago Hub of Global Shapers. Sarah is an alum of the University of Pennsylvania where she studied Biomedical Engineering and Entrepreneurship. She worked previously in healthcare strategy consulting.