Aenor Sawyer

Aenor Sawyer

Professional Title Director

Companies & Organisations University of California, UC Space Health Program, UCSF Skeletal Health Service

Session Title Ocean Rowing – A Sea of Health Risks & Medical Strategies

Dr. Aenor Sawyer has more than two decades of experience in the development and evaluation of health technologies, telemedicine and remote medical management. Dr. Sawyer’s experience in remote medical management includes 15 years as an Expedition Medic and Medical Advisor for extreme ocean rowers. She also conducts research with the Australian Antarctic Division on remote medical monitoring.  She has expertise in remote care and Space Health/Medical management as the Director of the UC Space Health Program and previously served as the Chief Health Innovation Officer for the Translational Research Institute for Space Health, a NASA-funded program.


She is a member of the UCSF IT Governance Committee, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies, Co-Founder of the Center for Digital Health Innovation, and a UCSF HEALTH HUB board member.   External roles also include Chair of MCRI Health Technology Advisory Board, Board Member for NODE Health, and External Advisory Board Member of the Scripps Translational Sciences Institute, and prior Associate Editor of Nature’s Digital Medicine Journal.


As a UCSF Orthopedist, she is Founder and Director of the Skeletal Health Service where she combines her background as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Physical Therapist, and Exercise Physiologist enabling pediatric to geriatric patients to optimise their bone health across the lifespan.  Dr. Sawyer’s career includes 10 years as a Physical Therapist, after which she received an M.S. in Human Physiology and her M.D. from the University of California, Davis. Upon completion of her Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Stanford University, she completed fellowship training in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Paediatric/Adolescent Sports Medicine, both at Boston Children’s Hospital, in the Harvard Orthopaedic program.