Innovation within a university setting

      Elisabeth K. Wynne, MD, completed her undergraduate degree in bioengineering and is currently a surgical resident in training at the University of Washington. From 2014–2016, she served as a Biodesign Fellow at Stanford University. She plans to pursue a career of innovation as an academic surgeon.
      Thomas M. Krummel, MD, is the Emile Holman Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr Krummel has been a pioneer and an innovator. For >12 years, he has partnered with Dr Paul Yock to co-direct the Stanford Biodesign program, which is designed to teach innovation at the emerging frontiers of engineering and biomedical sciences. Dr Krummel is Chairman of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation Board of Directors, and President of the International Scientific Committee at Institut de Recherche contre les Cancers de l'Appareil Digestif - IRCAD at the University of Strasbourg and is a frequent consultant to the medical device industry.
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