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Stanford Health Policy Associate, Martha Meier Weiland Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering and at the GSB

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Paul Yock is the Weiland Professor of Medicine at Stanford and the founding co-chair of the Department of Bioengineering. Dr. Yock is internationally known for his work in inventing, developing and testing new medical devices, including the Rapid Exchange (tm) balloon angioplasty and stent system, now the primary system in use worldwide, and the Doppler-guided hypodermic needle system, P-D Access (tm).   Dr. Yock also authored the fundamental patents for intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging and founded Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, now a division of Boston Scientific.  Dr. Yock's research focuses on preclinical development and clinical trials of catheter devices, most recently in the area of stem cell delivery to the heart.  Dr. Yock also founded and directs the Program in Biodesign, which is a teaching and mentoring initiative focusing on the process of needs finding, invention and technology translation in the biomedical field. 

News around the web

Stanford Biodesign Program releases video series on the FDA system
As explained on the program's website: Each video brief uses an interview format with Paul Yock, MD, Director of the Biodesign Program, asking questions of two different regulatory experts. Su-Mien Chong is a seasoned regulatory professional who has ...
February 22, 2011 in Scope (blog)

Another biodesign success: Researchers develop low-cost medical ventilators ...
"It's a lot of work to get the need right, but once you are there, the invention will almost certainly follow," said Paul Yock, MD, director of Stanford ...
February 14, 2011 in Stanford Report