Dr. Andy Rink earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University. He then attending medical school at Indiana University. After medical school, he attended Northwestern University for general surgery residency. He completed a fellowship a surgical innovation at Stanford University's Biodesign Center. He has combined his engineering interests and medical knowledge to focus on innovation since his days at Vanderbilt. He has received grants from the NIH, SAGES, FDA, and Johnson & Johnson which have led him to develop and license a novel device to treat hernias as well the first device to treat night terrors in children. He is a US patent holder and his devices have been used by thousands of families across 8 different countries. Dr. Rink now resides in Oakland with his wife, daughter, and dog. When not practicing medicine, he likes to enjoy the Bay Area by running, swimming, and playing golf and tennis whenever he can.