Stan is an inventor and entrepreneur who currently serves on a number of healthcare and medical technology boards. He’s been founding CEO of three medical diagnostics companies. Two of them have been among the most successful diagnostics startups of all time: Cytyc Corp., which he founded in 1987 and which revolutionized early detection of cervical cancer through its development of the modern Pap test—the ThinPrep. The two ThinPrep prototypes are at the Smithsonian’s American Museum of National History. And, EXACT Sciences, which he founded in 1995, which pioneered non-invasive early detection of colorectal cancer through its Cologuard test. Since its introduction, Cologuard has become the fastest growing test in the history of the diagnostics industry.
Stan holds 37 patents, primarily in methods for early detection of cancer. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2014 for his work on the early detection of cancer. He also served as an instructor at MIT from 2001 to 2017.
Stan graduated from Cooper Union in New York City with a BS degree in electrical engineering.