Square Roots Expands Advisory Board with Appointment of Dr. Elena Gates, Dr. David Rowitch and Dr. Yao Sun

UCSF Medical Experts in Gynecology, Neonatology and Perinatology Join
World Class Square Roots Advisory Group

, a life sciences company focused on the formation
of life and pregnancy, today expanded its Advisory Board to include
three additional Advisors from University of California San Francisco
(UCSF). The announcement follows the recent appointment of nine experts
across the fields of medicine, science, environment, and public policy
who will serve the mission of Square Roots with deep and varied
experience and skills. The combined Board is uniquely positioned to lead
maternal and birth science in the United States.

Square Roots is pleased to announce these new Advisors:

Elena Gates
is a general obstetrician and gynecologist at the UCSF
Obstetrics & Gynecology faculty practice at Mission Bay, which Gates was
responsible for opening in 2011. Dr. Gates also serves as vice chair of
the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at
UCSF. Gates has a special interest in ethical issues regarding
reproduction, genetics, human experimentation and patient

David Rowitch
, Chief of Neonatology at Benioff Children’s Hospital,
is a neuroscientist and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
at UCSF. In addition to caring for patients, he leads a laboratory that
investigates genetic and cellular factors that regulate human brain

Sun, M.D., Ph.D
, is a neonatologist and perinatologist. He is the
medical director of the William H. Tooley Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF
Benioff Children’s Hospital. Sun’s expertise includes medical
informatics, a field that combines medicine and computer science, which
he uses to keep the intensive care nursery on the cutting edge. Sun is
also an associate professor of clinical pediatrics in the UCSF Division
of Neonatology.

Dr. Gates, Dr. Rowitch and Dr. Sun join members of the Square Roots
Advisory Board, who were previously introduced in August, 2015:

  • The Honorable Richard “Dick” Gephardt, Founding Partner and Chairman
    of Advisory Board, Square Roots; Former United States Congressman and
    House of Representatives Majority Leader
  • Senator Thomas “Tom” Daschle, Founder and Chairman, The Daschle Group,
    A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson; Former United States
    Senator and Senate Majority Leader, United States Senate
  • Dr. Fareed Nabiel Fareed, Emergency Department Director,
    HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus
  • Dr. Terrie Inder, Chair of the Department of Pediatric and Newborn
    Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso, Prenatal and Reproductive Psychiatrist,
    Allina Health/Children’s Health Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Charles H. Weinman Endowed Professor of
    Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Margo Oge, Environmental expert and author (previously
    Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality U.S. Environmental
    Protection Agency)
  • Dr. Ravikiran “Ravi” Raju, Pediatric Resident, Urban Health and
    Advocacy Track, Children’s Hospital of Boston/Boston Medical Center
  • Steven Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development,
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

About Square Roots

Square Roots is a life sciences company focused on integrating new
technology and scientific findings to improve maternal and infant care.
The Square Roots framework implements solutions by connecting the dots
of existing medical research and care with human needs to create a
measurable impact on health at life’s most critical stages, birth and
infancy. To learn more about Square Roots, please visit www.squareroots.com.


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