an Explore Mars Event

May 17-19, 2022

The George Washington University

Washington D.C.


Dr. Saralyn Mark

SolaMed Solutions, LLC & iGIANT | Founder and President

Saralyn Mark, MD

Space Medicine Physician, Author, Entrepreneur

Saralyn Mark, MD, an expert on space medicine and a world renowned leader in women's health, is an endocrinologist, geriatrician and women’s health specialist. As President and CEO of SolaMed Solutions, LLC, Dr. Mark has served as a medical and scientific policy advisor to the White House, NASA, HHS Office on Women's Health, Gates Strategic Investment Fund, XPrize Health and Pandemic Alliance Brain Trust and other organizations dedicated to improving health on Earth and in space. She is also the President of iGIANT®, the only nonprofit accelerating gendered innovation in the world. Dr. Mark holds 4 academic appointments including at Yale and Kings College-London in the Center for Human and Aerospace Physiology. Dr. Mark completed her residency and fellowships including designing the first women’s health fellowship at UCSF. She is author of Stellar Medicine: A Journey Through the Universe of Women's Health which chronicles her adventures with the space program and her journey across all 7 continents which she incorporates into her podcast, Always Searching. She has published and delivered over 700 lectures and is a frequent health media expert. Dr. Mark was invited by the White House to testify about her work on precision innovation for the National Space Council which is led by the Vice President. Dr. Mark has received numerous awards including the NYU School of Medicine Alumni Leadership Award for her contributions to medicine, precision health and emerging technologies.