Andrew Trister, MD

Deputy Director, Digital Health and Innovation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle, WA
Andrew Trister, MD

Andrew Trister, MD leads digital health as Deputy Director of the Innovative Technology Solutions team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a physician scientist passionate about leveraging technology to improve health care for all. Andrew believes the combination of multiscale digital data from patients can impact our understanding, prevention, and treatment of disease. He joined the foundation from Apple where he led clinical research and machine learning efforts in health special projects. Prior to Apple, he was the senior physician at Sage Bionetworks where he focused on incentives for researchers and participants to collaborate on large datasets and translating those findings to clinical settings.

Andrew completed residency in radiation oncology at the University of Washington, earned an M.D., Ph.D. in bioengineering, MSE and BSE in computer science, and a B.A. in biological basis of behavior all from the University of Pennsylvania.