Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 – 2016

Deborah Kilpatrick/Evidation Health

Dr. Deborah Kilpatrick has been the CEO of Evidation Health, a digital health startup that quantifies real life impact of digital and conventional interventions on health outcomes, since 2014.

Deborah grew up in Cochran, Georgia, where she spent her summers on a peach farm and, later, obtained her B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in engineering all from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Previously, she was the chief commercial officer of genomic diagnostics company CardioDx, where she directed the release of the Corus CAD product, which was listed under Time magazine’s “Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs.” She is a co-founder of the annual MedTech Vision Conference in Silicon Valley, and has been named one of FierceBiotech’s “Top Women in Biotech,” FierceMedicalDevice’s “Top Women in Medtech,” and Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “100 Women of Influence.”

Deborah has traced her ancestors back to pre-Revolutionary War times in the original American colonies. According to her most recent genealogy test, she is 22 percent Irish and says that “The best thing about being Irish is smiling on St. Patrick’s Day because you know that you actually are!”

She lives in California with her domestic partner, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, who also has strong Irish roots. She has one son, Kael.