BioAesthetics Team Member

Sandra Coufal, MD

Board Member

Prior to co-founding Sibling Capital, Dr. Coufal founded Relypsa’s Scientific Advisory Board and co-founded Ilypsa’s Scientific Advisory Board. Since 2001, she has been the Biomedical Advisor for the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and continues in this role at the present time. Before pursuing a career in biotechnology, Dr. Coufal was the Head of the Division of Internal Medicine at the Torrey Pines site of Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA. She also sat on the Board of Scripps Green Hospital as the Representative-at-Large elected by the 300 physicians of Scripps Clinic Medical Group. Concurrently, she served as Associate Faculty in the Division of Internal Medicine for UCSD. Dr. Coufal received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. She also completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas under Chairman Dr. Daniel Foster. She received her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and was designated a Notre Dame Scholar.