Auriel August, MD
Auriel cultivates the firm’s portfolio of early-stage companies with a focus on medical devices and healthcare services.
Prior to joining Santé, Auriel was a Physician-in-Residence in IDEO’s Design for Health Studio where she worked with clients in the healthcare space to design new medical devices, digital health technologies and patient care experiences. Before joining IDEO, Auriel completed the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship where she identified unmet needs within healthcare, invented novel technologies to address them and mapped a path to implementation. Auriel trained as general surgeon at Stanford, where she focused on innovation as a way to address healthcare disparities.
Auriel earned her MD from Dartmouth Medical School and BS in biomedical engineering from Duke University.
What attracted you to the healthcare and life sciences space?
The human body is the most perfect machine and to have the knowledge and technology to fix it when it fails, is inspiring.
What is something most people do not know about you?
I am a competitive equestrian show jumper and certified sommelier.