Aenor Sawyer, MD

Center for Digital Health Innovation, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA

Dr. Sawyer has more than a decade of Health Technology experience in development of device and digital health solutions, Telemedicine, and EMR design and implementation. She currently guides development, evaluation and translation of novel technologies at UCSF and external incubators.

Dr. Sawyer is the Associate Director of Strategic Relations in the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation and an Associate Director in the CTSI Catalyst accelerator, leading the Digital Health track. She is on the UCOP Governance Committee for Telehealth, the UCSF Telemedicine Committee and she chairs the UCSF Health Information Technology in Orthopaedics (HITO) Committee.

Beyond UCSF, Dr. Sawyer has been an advisor at Rock Health and Epocrates and a member of the NIH CTSA Telemedicine/Telehealth TSIG. Dr. Sawyer is currently a member of the External Advisory Board for Scripps Institute CTSA and the Cisco Global Health Advisory Board. 

As a ‘frontline innovator,’ she co-founded (with Pierre Theodore) Trinity, a HIPAA secure, online, virtual Tumor Board and multidisciplinary collaboration technology. Trinity allows specialists from different disciplines, at different locations and on different schedules to view pertinent patient data, exchange expertise and rapidly form optimal diagnostic and treatment decisions. With a focus on fall and fracture prevention, she co-developed a safe early-mobility device (MOBI-US), combining DME and mobile digital technologies. 

Dr. Sawyer’s device experience includes roles as Project Director (Roboimplant) in the Pediatric Device Consortium and adviser for the Surgical Innovation Committee and the Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovation. She is the Medical Officer for the Great Pacific Race and transoceanic rowers, a role in which she leverages a variety of remote communications and sensing technologies.

As a practicing clinician Dr. Sawyer is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, where she combines a background in Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology and Health Technology to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care. She is Director of the multidisciplinary UCSF Skeletal Health Service empowering Pediatric to Geriatric patients to optimize their bone health across the lifespan.

Dr Sawyer completed her MS and MD at UC Davis, her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Stanford and her Fellowships in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Terms of Appointment: May, 2016 - April, 2018; May, 2018 - April, 2020