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Thomas J. Fogarty, MD

Director
Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D. has served as a director since November 2017. Dr. Fogarty has been involved with a wide spectrum of innovations in business and technology, having served as founder/co-founder of a variety of companies, and acquired over 160 surgical patents. Dr. Fogarty received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, in November 2014, the Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons, the 2000 Lemelson-MIT prize for Invention and Innovation and was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in December 2001. Dr. Fogarty founded the Fogarty Institute for Innovation at El Camino Hospital, which seeks to create an environment where innovation in medicine is encouraged, supported, and nurtured. Dr. Fogarty received his undergraduate education at Xavier University and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency at the University of Oregon and later served as Medical Staff President at Stanford Medical Center from 1973-1975.