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Past Grand Rounds

November 2018 Innovations Grand Rounds
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00AM
HSW-300, 513 Parnassus Avenue
Q&A in Chancellor's Conference Room S-118 at 8:00AM

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Biodevice Innovation Pathway: Training the Next Generation of Surgeon Innovators

Gologorsky Rebecca

Bioreactor function in vivo: Evaluation of immunoisolation and function in a porcine model

Rebecca Gologorsky, MD

UCSF Biodevice Innovation Fellow & General Surgery Resident, UCSF East Bay


Feasibility, efficacy, and mechanism of action of Magnamosis DIPASS in non-human primate model of obesity

Vamsi Aribindi, MD

UCSF Biodevice Innovation Fellow & General Surgery Resident, Baylor College of Medicine

Kim Phillip

Mitigation of hospital acquired pressure ulcers using "SmartDerm"

Phillip Kim, MD, MBA

UCSF Biodevice Innovation Fellow & General Surgery Resident, Columbia University


GR_Jaime Wong


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"A Surgeon's Perspective: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Robotic Assisted Surgery Innovation"

Speaker: Jaime Wong, MD, MBA | Vice President & Senior Medical Officer, Intuitive Surgical


GR_Rob Matheny

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Principles of In Vivo Tissue Engineering of Cardiovascular Tissues"

Speaker: Robert Matheny, MD | Co-Founder, Director & Chief Medical Officer, CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc.


Shuvo Roy

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"Implantable (Bio)Artificial Organs: A Tale of Two Disciplines - Bioengineering & Surgery"

Speakers: Shuvo Roy, PhD | Professor of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences and Surgery, UCSF

Jarrett Moyer, MD | Resident Research Fellow, UCSF

GR_Jesse Courtier

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"Using Augmented Reality to Improve Surgical Planning"

Speaker: Jesse Courtier, MD | Associate Professor of Radiology, UCSF






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"Augmented Surgical Vision"

Speaker: Alan Dang, MD | Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF

Alexis Dang, MD | Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

"Magnetic Anastomosis (Magnamosis): First-in-Human Successes"

Speaker: Michael Harrison, MD | Professor Emeritus, UCSF

Carter Lebares, MD | Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Veeshal Patel, MD, MBA | Biodevice Innovation Fellow, UCSF


GR_Andrew Cleeland

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"Building Upon a Legacy of Innovation"

Speaker: Andrew Cleeland | CEO, Fogarty Institute for Innovation, Vice President & General Manager TMVR, Medtronic & Vice Chairman, The Foundry


Barry Selick 2

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"Innovation Ventures at UCSF"

Speaker: Harold E. "Barry" Selick | Vice Chancellor for Business Development, Innovation and Partnerships, UCSF


Shant Vartanian - 144pxWednesday, May 17, 2017

"Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistula for Dialysis Access"

Speaker: Shant Vartanian, MD | Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Surgery






"Quantitative Assessment of Degree and Spatial Extent of Pain Nerve Block"

Speaker: Merlin Larson, MD | Professor Emeritus, UCSF Department of Anesthesia


Ferrari -labWednesday, March 15, 2017

"Precision Medicine and Infectious Disease: Case Studies"

 Speaker: Mauro Ferrari, PhD | Ernest Cockrell Jr. Presidential Distinguished Chair, President & CEO, Houston Methodist Research Institute



derisiWednesday, January 11, 2017

"Precision Medicine and Infectious Disease: Case Studies"

 Speaker: Joe DeRisi, PhD | Professor & Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF, Co-Director, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Bionics for a Better Quality of Life"

 Speaker: Homayoon Kazerooni, PhD | Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Director, Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering, University of California, Berkeley


Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

"Pediatric Device Development: A Conundrum or Paradoxical Opportunity?"

 Speaker: Peter C.W. Kim, MD, PhD | Vice President, The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Associate Surgeon-in-Chief, The Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care Children's National Health System      



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Immunomodulatory Device to Treat Acute and Chronic Organ Failure in the ICU"

 Speaker: H. David Humes, MD | Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Founder of CytoPherx and Innovative BioTherapies, Inc.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease"

Speaker: Atul Butte, MD, PhD | Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"The High Efficiency Ambulatory Lung (HEAL)"

Speaker: Benjamin Padilla, MD | Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, UCSF


Lamwilbur2 CroppedheadshotWednesday, March 23, 2016

"Lessons Learned from a Clinician Turned Engineer Turned Entrepreneur"

Speaker: Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD | Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Advancement of Surgical Technologies in the University Setting: A Single-Surgeon Experience"

Insoo Suh, MD | Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSF


Jeffrey Lotz

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Collaborative Models to Accelerate Basic Discoveries to Patient Benefit"

Speaker: Jeffrey C. Lotz, PhD | Professor & Vice Chair of Research




Edward ChangWednesday, December 16, 2015
"Innovation at the Interface of Brain and Machine"

Speaker: Edward Chang, MD | Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Physiology, UCSF


Susan RowinskiWednesday, November 18, 2015

"Reimbursement Considerations for Successful Medical Device Start-ups"

Speaker: Susan Rowinski, MSE | President, Rowinski Group LLC


GoldbergWednesday, October 21, 2015

"Learning from Demonstrations for Robot Assisted Surgery"

Speaker: Ken Goldberg, PhD | Professor of Engineering, UC Berkeley


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Surgical Innovations Accelerator Project Pitches"

Uri Greenwald

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
"Startup Building Blocks, Challenges, and Pitfalls from Formation to Growth"

Speaker: Uri Greenwald, MD, JD | Associate Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

"Sensors for Wound Healing and Hernia Repair"

SpeakersDavid Young, MD | Professor, UCSF Department of Surgery

Hobart Harris, MD, MPH | Professor & Chief, UCSF Department of Surgery

Michael Maharbiz, PhD | Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Michael BilligWednesday, April 8, 2015

"Today's FDA: Regulation, Innovation & Opportunity"

Michael J. Billig | CEO, Experien Group



Ken Drazan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Trends in Medical Device Innovation"

Speaker: Ken Drazan, MD | Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California




SilbergWednesday, February 18, 2015

"Direct Antibiotic Delivery: A New Way to Deliver Antibiotics Directly into Target Tissues Independent of Blood Supply"

Speaker: Barry N. Silberg, MD, FACS | Plastic Surgeon and Founder/CMO of Sonescence, Inc.

Dan Burnett

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Medical Device Innovation - Alternative Financing Strategies"

Speaker: Daniel Burnett, MD, MBA | President and CEO, Theranova, LLC




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Translating Scientific Discovery into the Real World"


Michael Longaker, MD, MBA | Deane P. and Louise Mitchell, Professor Vice Chair of Surgery, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering 


Geoffrey Gurtner, MD | Johnson & Johnson Professor of Surgery, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Surgery, Stanford University     



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"The Surgical Innovations Program: Retreat Update and Forward Directions"
Recap of October 4th Innovation Retreat along with project pitches by several faculty working on innovative device ideas.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Idea to Premarket Approval: Got a Couple Decades?"

Speaker: Dan Schwartz, MD | Professor, Department of Opthalmology, UCSF, Founder of Calhoun Vision


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"ChemoFilter and MARC: A Tale of Two Translational Research Projects"

Speaker: Steven W. Hetts, MD | Associate Professor of Radiology, Interventional Neuroradiology


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