Renowned Medical Pioneer, Innovator and Educator Dr. Thomas M. Krummel Joins the Fogarty Institute for Innovation's Board of Directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (June 9, 2014) – The Fogarty Institute for Innovation, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that mentors and inspires the next generation of medical entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses, has announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas M. Krummel to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Krummel serves as Emile Holman Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine as well as Susan B. Ford Surgeon-in-Chief at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital. He is also co-director of the Biodesign Innovation Program at Stanford. During his distinguished career, Dr. Krummel has been a pioneer in the application of information technology to simulation-based surgical training and robotics. He directed one of the first National Institute of Health Phased Innovation programs that developed collaborative-based simulation systems and was awarded two Smithsonian Information Technology Innovators Awards for his work. He also helped jump start the study of cellular and biochemical mechanisms of scar-less repair in fetuses, receiving more than $3 million in research funding during his career.

As co-director of the Biodesign Innovation Program, Dr. Krummel has taught the invention and implementation of new surgical technologies through interdisciplinary education. He is a noted lecturer and author, credited with more than 300 publications, chapters, abstracts and books and is a regular consultant to the medical device industry. Many of his concepts and ideas have been embodied in surgical tools used in laparoscopic, robotic and radiofrequency procedures today.

"The Fogarty Institute for Innovation's board is fortunate to have the expertise of such a well respected innovator, pioneer and mentor as Dr. Krummel," said founder Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty, one of the nation's preeminent health care innovators with 150 surgical patents and 40 startups to his credit. "Dr. Krummel has not only mentored hundreds of medical students, residents and physicians, but he's been instrumental in bringing new ideas to the surgical suite and the marketplace, greatly improving patient outcomes in the process."

About The Fogarty Institute for Innovation

Located on the campus of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., the Fogarty Institute for Innovation is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that serves to energize the process of medical technology innovation. Its educational activities involve teaching the skills and methodology necessary for medical innovators to translate their ideas into new patient therapies. Companies affiliated with the Institute have access to the clinical experience and clinical trial management services available through the collaboration between the Institute, El Camino Hospital and the Taft Center for Clinical Research. Currently, 12 companies are in residence at the Institute. To learn more, go to

About El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, nonprofit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. In addition to state-of-the-art emergency departments, key medical specialties include heart and vascular, cancer care, urology, orthopedic and spine, genomic medicine, and the only Women's Hospital in Northern California. The hospital is recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology and wireless communications, and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center as well as back-to-back ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care. To learn more, visit our website, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or view our videos on YouTube. For a physician referral, visit our website or call the El Camino Health Line at 800-216-5556.

To learn more, visit our website, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or view our videos on YouTube. For a physician referral, visit our website or call the El Camino Health Line at 800-216-5556.

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Fogarty Institute for Innovation

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