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Sarah Palya

Gus Gear LLC
Founder and CEO
Sarah is the founder and CEO of Gus Gear LLC, a Pittsburgh, PA-based medical textile company that makes securement devices and covers for medical implements like central lines, ostomy pouches and feeding tubes. Sarah is focused on maximizing patient safety and quality of life for those with medical challenges by allowing patients to live their lives to the fullest. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Sarah is passionate about educating consumers, their parents and medical professionals about improving safety and quality of life for patients.
Sarah’s leadership of Gus Gear has been recognized by awards including 2018 Pittsburgh Business Times Innovator and 2018 Oley Innovator of the Year. Sarah is currently collaborating with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh clinicians on a Clinical and Translational Science Institute Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh)-funded project to evaluate the performance of Gus Gear products in a clinical setting.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, May 14

3:15pm EDT