Interview with Dr. Yunghan Au

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Mana Modares
Jeff Park



Yunghan Au, PhD, MBA, was born in the United Kingdom and completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Imperial College London. His PhD focused on protein structural biology, involving the use of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. At Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Yunghan researched as a postdoctoral scientist studying the structures of proteins involved in transcriptional regulation. Following this, he pursued a career in scientific sales back in the United Kingdom for four years. Yunghan went on to complete his MBA at the University of Cambridge in order to further pursue his interest in business. He came back to Canada to work for Lilly, GSK, and then AbbVie Canada in market access and health economics and outcomes research, articulating the value proposition of new drugs to public and private payers. Today, Yunghan serves as the VP of Medical Affairs for the Toronto- based company Swift Medical, which is the leading digital wound care management company, seeking to improve wound healing. Yunghan continues his work to incorporate Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning in a smartphone application that enables wound care measurement and visualization.