Q&A with Vincent Gaudiani, MD, Cardiac Surgeon at PCCSV

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,

Spotlight: Maria Artunduaga, MD, MPH, MTM, Ferolyn Fellow

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.

Q&A with Deborah Kilpatrick, Ph.D., CEO of Evidation Health; Ferolyn Fellowship Advisory Board Member

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,

Panel Agrees IP Is Key To Earn Interest From VCs

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.

Spotlight: James Wall, MD

A surgeon, an educator and a physician entrepreneur, James Wall, MD, has already accomplished more than most in his budding career. Recently named co-director of Stanford Biodesign’s Innovation Fellowship, he is an assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University where he focuses on minimally invasive approaches to children’s surgery. He has developed multiple medical devices,

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