Chris has over 25 years of experience in advancing cutting-edge biomedical information technology in the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry. As a serial entrepreneur, Chris has created value in new companies that accelerate the adoption of smarter, technology-based systems such as cognitive computing, big data analytics, and systems engineering. He has founded and successfully engineered the exit of multiple startups including MedTrust Online, the world’s first and largest online community of cancer doctors, Golden Gateway Partners, a leading trans-Pacific technology consulting company, TransMed Partners, the first boutique consultancy for translational medicine, and LabBook, the first electronic laboratory notebook for biomedical researchers. As CEO of Yoo and Company, Chris continues to drive the adoption of transformative technologies through angel investment in and acceleration of new ventures, working arm-in-arm with the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.
Chris is Faculty Associate in Department of Biomedical Informatics & Biomedical Diagnostics in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He is a recipient of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Cancer Research Award for his postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley, and he received his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Yale University.
Chris serves as a board member and Strategic Director with ReSuture. In this capacity he assists with fundraising, strategic planning, and business development.