Yulun Wang Joins Cottage Health Board of Directors
Yulun Wang, a pioneer in telehealth, surgical robotics, and medical innovations, has joined the volunteer Board of Directors for Cottage Health, a not-for-profit leader in providing advanced medical care to California’s Central Coast region.
A graduate of University of California Santa Barbara where he earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Wang is the Head of Research and Development at Teladoc Health. Prior to that he founded the telehealth company InTouch Health in 2003. In July 2020, Teladoc Health acquired InTouch Health, where Dr. Wang is a fellow and executive sponsor for the company’s Artificial Intelligence initiatives.
Prior to InTouch Health, Dr. Wang founded Computer Motion, a surgical robotics company. He was the principal architect and inventor of the voice-controlled robotic arm called AESOP, as well as the ZEUS robotic surgical system.
Dr. Wang is an author on more than 50 technical publications and an inventor on over 200 patents. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and served on its Peer Committee from 2012 through 2015. He was appointed as a Council Member on the California Council on Science and Technology from 2017 to 2020.
His board of director experience includes Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach from 2008 to 2015, as well as the American Telemedicine Association from 2010 to 2016. He currently serves on the board of directors of WellAir (previously Novaerus), a venture funded company that uses high plasma energy to clean air. Dr. Wang is also chairman of the nonprofit World Telehealth Initiative which brings sustained health care to impoverished areas.
Members of the Cottage Health Board of Directors serve without compensation to guide the not-for-profit Cottage hospitals in the mission to provide superior health care through a commitment to our communities and to our core values of excellence, integrity and compassion.