Paul Lem, M.D.
Founder & Chief Medical Officer
As Spartan's Chief Medical Officer, Paul is responsible for setting the company's strategy and leading its implementation. He also oversees sales and marketing, He also ensures that Spartan's culture stays true to its values. Paul co-founded Spartan with John Lem and Dr. Jamie Spiegelman in 2005.
Prior to Spartan, Paul served as Vice President, Product Management at DNA Genotek (acquired by Orasure Technologies). He co-invented the Oragene DNA self-collection kit that is used by millions of people around the world through companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com. He was also founder and CEO of Plexagen.
Paul holds a bachelor's degree in human biology from the University of Toronto, and a medical degree from the University of Ottawa. He graduated from the inaugural class of Singularity University. In 2010, Paul was honored with the $200K Premier's Catalyst Award for Best Young Innovator.