About

Thomas M. Krummel, M.D.

Dr. Krummel serves as Emile Holman Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, co-director of the Biodesign Innovation Program at Stanford as well as the Surgeon in Chief at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, the Director of the Stanford University School of Medicine Surgical Innovation Program and the Co-Director of the Stanford Biodesign Program.

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.

Over the last 14 years he has been a pioneer in the application of information technology to simulation-based surgical training and surgical robotics. Along with Dr. Kenneth Salisbury, Professor of Surgery and Computer Science, Dr. Krummel is the recipient of one of the first NIH Phased Innovation R21/R33 programs to develop a collaborative simulation-based surgical training system. For his work in this arena and in surgical robotics he has received two Smithsonian Information Technology Innovation Awards.

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.

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