From consulting to the Stanford Biodesign program, Andy McGibbon has had a front-row seat to how innovation can advance the healthcare field. And now he is delighted to join the Ferolyn Fellowship as a way to further explore the medtech ecosystem, thus enhancing his newest undertaking, Sonder Capital, a venture firm focused on early-stage medtech startups.
With more than 10,000 heart operations under his belt, Dr. Vincent Gaudiani is one of the most prolific practitioners in cardiovascular surgery. His early career followed a similar path as Dr. Fogarty’s, and the two later met at Stanford and have been colleagues and steadfast friends ever since.
Dr. Gaudiani received his bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University,
EchoPixel’s revolutionary technology is rapidly gaining adoption, having already been implemented by over 20 percent of the congenital heart defect programs in the U.S. and used extensively in complex, life-saving surgeries. It has played an essential role in several high-profile cases and has proven successful in both open surgery and interventional procedures.
The Lefteroff internship program, with its focus on mentorship and education, is a true reflection of the ideals of the Fogarty Institute. Each year, we are honored to host these bright young minds as they explore the potential for a career in the life sciences. The graduates represent an important legacy, which is why we are always keen to follow their progress.
When her beloved grandmother died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition that obstructs breathing, Maria Artunduaga, MD, MPH, MTM, realized it was an area that needed attention. That incident became a turning point in her training, leading her to the next phase of what has already been a highly accomplished career.
If you want a snapshot of Deborah (Deb) Kilpatrick’s storied career, you need look no further than the numerous accolades she has amassed. As just a sampling, she has been named on lists such as MM&M’s Top 40 Healthcare Transformers, FierceMedicalDevices’ Top Women in Medical Devices, Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women Engineers,
As parents anticipate the birth of their child, their preparations are extensive – they create a birth plan, take classes, prepare the nursery and research every item their baby may need.
But few think of asking a vital question when considering where to deliver: What happens if my baby is not breathing after delivery?
Building on a track record of great success, the sixth annual Lefteroff internship class was the biggest ever as the eight-week program keeps expanding and improving.
This year we had a broad range of interns hailing from around the country, China, India and Indonesia, with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Thanks to improved tooth-brushing habits, regular dental care and ubiquitous fluoridation, most Americans have benefited from better tooth health. And yet, many still lose their teeth, whether due to injury, decay or periodontal disease. In fact, studies find that approximately 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and a surprising 40 million are missing all their teeth.
Few seminar topics engage a startup audience as wholly as intellectual property, given that it’s viewed as one of the most critical components to success. Not only does it protect a company and allow it to compete among larger players, but it raises a startup’s profile among investors. In fact, 85 percent of medical device VCs say they view patents as a critical factor for funding consideration.