Mr. Anurag Mairal


Qualification - PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder


About -

Innovator, Entrepreneur, Professor, Strategy Advisor

PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder

MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

MS in chemical engineering from the Indian Institution of Technology in Mumbai

BS in chemical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Raipur.

Dr. Mairal was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Twente, Netherlands and at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

At BerkeleyHaas, he was a founding co-Chairman of the South Asia Business Conference and Chair of the Biotech Panel for the Asia Business Conference.

His work has been published in more than 30 publications, and he has seven issued patents.

  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine and the Director, Global Outreach Programs at Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University.
  • Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business
  • Faculty Fellow and Lead for Technology Innovation and Impact at Center for Innovation in Global Health.

In these roles, he leads initiatives focused on applying the biodesign process to resource-constrained settings globally.

Further, he facilitates opportunities for students, faculty and fellows at Stanford to work on global healthcare needs.

He is part of the founding faculty team for MED 232, Global Health: Scaling Health Technology Innovations in Low Resource Settings and BIOE 371, Global Biodesign: Medical Technology in an International Context, graduate-level courses offered to engineering, business, and medical students at Stanford University.

Earlier, he served as Associate Director for the Stanford-India Biodesign and Singapore-Stanford Biodesign programs. He serves as the Founding Chair of BME IDEA APAC, a community of medtech innovation programs in Asia Pacific, partnering closely with the industry and academia in the region. He is also an Honorary Professor at University of Cape Town, South Africa. Concurrently, he is a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Orbees Medical, a SF Bay Area-based strategy consulting firm serving global healthcare industry, with a focus on medtech, pharmaceutical, and digital health industry.

Dr. Mairal has an extensive background in medical technology development and commercialization, collaborating with partners in the U.S., India, China, and other emerging markets to advance product development, manufacturing, and distribution.

Recently, he took a sabbatical for two years to take a senior leadership role at PATH, a major global health nonprofit based in Seattle. In this role, he oversaw research and development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies in PATH’s medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health divisions.

Previously, he held several positions at Johnson & Johnson, including Business Development Director and Product Director for structural heart, cardiology, and peripheral vascular products at Cordis.

Before joining J&J, he was a Group Leader and a Process Development Manager at Membrane Technology and Research (MTR). At MTR, he was responsible for business development, strategic alliances, and product development in the bioseparations area.

An active mentor to entrepreneurs and industry professionals, he serves as the chair of PATH’s Bay Area Leadership Council, board member at EPPIC Global Network and IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation and advisory board member at D-Rev and Sewa International.

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health, School of Medicine (2017 – Present)
  • Senior Advisor, Global Health, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2016 – Present)
  • Honorary Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2015 – Present)
  • Senior Advisor, Singapore-Stanford Biodesign, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2011 – Present)
  • Director, Global Exchange Program, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2010 – Present)
  • Associate Director, Stanford-India Biodesign Program, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2007 – 2010)

Positions Held:

  • Director, Global Outreach Programs : Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign: Aug 2017 – Present
  • Chair, BME IDEA APAC Stanford, California Jan 2016 – Dec 2019
  • Director, Global Exchange Stanford, CA Jan 2011 – Jul 2017

In this role, Dr, Anurag has been responsible for developing an extensive network of partners from the industry, academia, regulatory bodies, and investors in Asia and the U.S. He also advises students, faculty, and fellows at Stanford who are developing medtech solutions for global health. From January 2013 through February 2015, he spent most of his time at PATH as the Global Program Leader, a responsibility that was complementary to his role at Stanford. During this time, Dr. Anurag remained available at Stanford for advising and for the Global Biodesign course he teaches every Spring.

  • Chair, Indian Medtech Summit Delhi Nov 2007 – Dec 2011
  • Associate Director, Stanford-India Biodesign Oct 2007 – Dec 2010
  • Member of The Board of Advisors SEWA International USA Dec 2019 – Present
  • Board Member IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation Dec San Francisco Bay Area 2019 – Present
  • Chair, PATH Bay Area Leadership Council San Francisco Bay Area 2019 – Present
  • Member, PATH Bay Area Leadership Council San Francisco Bay Area Jan 2017 – Nov 2019
  • Adjunct Professor Stanford University School of Medicine Aug 2017 – Present
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health Stanford, California Mar 2017 – Present

Launched in 2015, the CIGH Faculty Fellow program is a network of over 140 Stanford affiliated faculty across the Stanford campus. CIGH Fellows represent an interdisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians across schools and over 25 departments at Stanford who play an integral role in global health research, education and clinical care at Stanford. The program aims to foster community and collaboration across the Stanford campus and provides affiliated members with support at various junctures in their careers.

  • Adjunct Professor Stanford University Graduate School of Business Sep 2013 – Present
  • Executive Vice President Orbees Medical San Francisco Bay Area Mar 2015 – Present

Orbees Medical provides market research and strategy solutions to the healthcare industry, with focus on medical devices and diagnostics and pharmaceutical sectors.

  • Founder: Orbees Medical San Francisco Bay Area May 2008 – Present

Orbees Medical provides knowledge-intensive consulting services to innovative medical device and biopharma companies, helping them reduce risks and help them expedite a successful product launch at a reasonable cost. From January 2013 to February 2015, Dr. Anurag took time off from Orbees Medical to work with PATH, a leading global health NGO, but remained an advisor to the firm.

  • Honorary Professor, Department of Human Biology University of Cape Town SA, Mar 2015 – Present
  • Member of the Editorial Board IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine USA, Jul 2013 – Present

The IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM) is a peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal and community forum that premiered in July 2013.

  • Board Member Start Ups and Industry Orgnizations Jan 2008 – Present
  • Board Member (since January 2018) and Charter Member; EPPIC Global Network January 2010 – Present (
  • Advisor, Advent Access January 2017 – Present
  • Advisor, D-Rev January 2018 – Present
  • Member, Strategic Advisory Board; WinVivo September 2009 – Present
  • Member, Board of Directors; Stealth Mode MedDvice Co May 2009 – Present
  • Co-founder, South Asian MBA Association ( January 2007 – August 2009
  • Global Program Leader, Technology Solutions PATH Seattle, WA 2013 – Feb 2015

Dr. Anurag oversaw research and development, commercialization, and implementation of health technologies in the areas of maternal and neonatal health, nutrition, water and sanitation, digital health, reproductive health, vaccine-related technologies, and diagnostics for infectious and noncommunicable diseases.

  • Associate Editor, Special Issue: Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Mar 2012 – Apr 2013
  • President and CEO Gurome, Milpitas, CA Jan 2005 – Dec 2012

Gurome (previously TestPundit) offers GMAT Test Prep, MBA admissions, and career advising solutions. This position involves corporate strategy and partnership development. Additional responsibilities include recruiting, sales management, and product development. TestPundit became Gurome in Jan 2009.

  • Product Director Cordis Mar 2005 – Jan 2008
  • Business Development Director, Product Director Johnson & Johnson Mar 2005 – Jan 2008
  • Development Director, Business and Emerging Technologies, NDC, Johnson & Johnson Mar 2005 – Jan 2007


  • MBA Marketing University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business 2001 – 2005
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Porous Media University of Michigan 1997 – 1998
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship Membrane Science University of Twente 1997 – 1997
  • D. Chemical Engineering University of Colorado Boulder 1993 – 1997
  • S. Chemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 1990 – 1993
  • S. Chemical Engineering National Institute of Technology Raipur 1985 – 1990


  • Ultrafiltration process
  • Ethanol recovery process
  • Natural gas dehydration apparatus
  • Treatment of shipboard-generated oily wastewaters
  • Zein recovery using non-porous membranes
  • Thin-film nitinol based drug eluting stent
  • Separation process using pervaporation and dephlegmation


  • Current and Future Challenges in Point-of-Care Technologies: A Paradigm-Shift in Affordable Global Healthcare with
  • Guest Editorial: Special Section on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies
  • Can Collaboration Resuscitate Global Health Funding?
  • Stanford-India Biodesign: Outcomes from an eight year collaboration with the government of India to promote medical technology innovation in India
  • Translating Innovation: How to Deliver New Technologies in Global Health