【6/19/2021】CAPA-NoVA Distinguished Chinese American Project

(Author:Xiaoyan Deng)

Yulun Wang (1960 – ), A member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and recipient of the 2005 Innovation Award from the American Telemedicine Association, Wang is chairman and founder of InTouch Health, Goleta, CA, USA.

Yulun Wang was born April 9, 1960 in Boston while his father was doing post-doctoral work at MIT. The Wang family travelled around the world in those early years, following Dad on his professorial career–from Michigan to Ohio and onto Taiwan, eventually settling in Berkeley when Yulun was 5.


The innovations of Yulun Wang concerning remotely operated surgical robots and his development and application of telemedicine systems have improved the quality of healthcare around the world, providing care to patients who otherwise would not have access and lowering the costs of treatment.

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Wang brought medical robots to mainstream research and development and established the role of the surgical robot for minimally invasive surgery. Surgical robots provide the advantages of precision, smaller incisions, decreased blood loss, less pain, and quicker healing time for patients undergoing robotic-assisted surgeries. Wang invented the Automated Endoscopic System for Optical Positioning (AESOP). AESOP is a voice-controlled robotic arm that can hold and move a laparoscope for a surgeon, and it was the first FDA-cleared surgical robot. He also developed the ZEUS robotic surgical system, which performed the world’s first trans-Atlantic surgery.


The surgical robotics and telemedicine innovations that Wang helped to develop have now benefited several million patients—and are continuing to help over a million patients every year.

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