Dr. Paul Yates holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, an M.D. from the University of California San Diego, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California San Diego. He has been involved at all stages of initial optical and electrical design of the Cavcam and EntireEye WF platforms, including first proof of concept testing of the earliest devices in patients.
Dr. Yates is a practicing vitreoretinal specialist and also has experience as a biomedical engineer designing all of the electronics and software for the early alpha prototypes. He currently directs the University of Virginia Diabetic Retinopathy Screening program and has been integral in bringing low-cost mobile device technology into these screening efforts. In this capacity, he fully understands the challenges of creating a sustainable and cost-efficient screening network that reaches patients most in need.