Dr. Natarajan is a physician and engineer who specializes in utilization of advanced technology to solve pressing clinical problems. He founded Infinite Biomedical Technologies (IBT) in 1997 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company for over ten years.
IBT spun out two companies: Ikona Medical and Vigilant Medical. The latter developed a healthcare IT solution which was used to help over 20,000 patients last year. Currently IBT is developing an advanced dexterous prosthetic system for upper limb amputees, and today over 500 amputees are using one or more components of this system. For the past several years, Ananth has also been an active angel investor and has helped fund over a dozen early-stage companies.
Ananth has several publications, presentations, and patents to his credit. He has received the TR35 award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review and the Duke University Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. He has been featured in the Red Herring magazine in a cover story as one of “5 Technology Innovators Changing the World.” He is a member of the California Club, the Athenaeum, and the Economic Round Table. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Caltech Associates (Past President), Innovate Pasadena and Vigilant Medical (Chairman). In the past he has served on the Boards of the Duke University Alumni Association of Southern California, HIVE Lighting, the Pasadena Angels, and the Pasadena Symphony. He is Past President of the Physicians’ Wine & Food Society and continues to serve on its Executive Committee.
Dr. Natarajan received his BSE in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University (at age 18, with Distinction). He received an MSE in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed his residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Southern California.