About The Founders

Emily Finlayson, M.D., M.S., FACS

Emily is Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Health Policy. After completing her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Finlayson trained in general surgery at UCSF and in colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In her post-doctorate training, she received a Master of Science from the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School and completed a research fellowship with the VA Outcomes Group in White River Junction, Vermont. She was on faculty at the University of Michigan Department of Surgery and the Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation until she returned to UCSF in 2009. Her NIH-funded research is in population-based surgical outcomes with a focus on functional outcomes in the frail elderly.

She is a longstanding member of the American College of Surgeons’ Geriatric Surgery Task Force and Co-Chair of the Data Registry Subcommittee for the American College of Surgeons’ The Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery Project.

At UCSF Health, Dr. Finlayson is the founding director of the UCSF Center for Surgery in Older Adults, a transdisciplinary collaborative the develops, tests, and implements strategies to improve outcomes after surgery in older adults.

Sean Bumgarner

Over the last ten years Sean has created mass market health and wellness websites and award winning apps for Apple iOS and Android phones, tablets, smart watches and sensor-enabled shirts.

At the publisher Rodale, he built an app development and production team from two freelancers to a team of ten, including: design, development, editorial and operations full-time positions. Using lean and agile methodologies this group had a contribution margin of over 200% and was able to effectively create highly-successful consumer apps on limited budgets in tight timeframes. Here he won awards for his work on the Men’s Health and Best Life iPhone editions.

As Design Director, Platforms and Devices at Condé Nast’s Editorial Development Group, Sean worked with the magazine brands and technology partners refining approach and anticipating industry developments.

His work is featured in “Becoming a Graphic and Digital Designer Guide to Careers in Design” by Steven Heller, Veronique Vienne