Friday, December 2
This seminar is open to the public. Students in ME 328 and CS/ME 571 are required to attend.
Bldg. 530, Room 127
Seminar Topic: Transformations in Medical and Surgical Care: Opportunities and Challenges
Medical and surgical care are undergoing a deep transformation. Surgical skills are traditionally taught through a master-apprentice model, in which technique and decisions are considered an art as much as a science. As a result advances are disseminated slowly and unevenly across the medical community. An evidence-based mind-set supported by enabling technologies in robotics and information technology are creating the right conditions for a better way to deliver surgery which will benefit millions of patients around the world. I will discuss some of the opportunities and challenges in making this vision a reality
Pablo Garcia is the Vice President for Research and Technology at Verb Surgical. Prior to Verb he spent 20 years at SRI International leading numerous research programs sponsored by healthcare and robotics companies, as well as the Department of Defense, NASA, and DARPA. His research interests include medical devices, robots, and learning systems. He co-founded MISTRAL, a collaboration with Stanford University and funded by the FDA intended to foster innovation in the development of medical devices for the under served pediatric population. He earned an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a B.S./M.S in industrial and mechanical engineering from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain.