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Upcoming Events

Innovations Grand Rounds

MARCH 15, 2017 - 7:00AM | Toland Hall, 533 Parnassus Ave.
Mauro Ferrari, PhD
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Presidential Distinguished Chair
President & CEO, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Q&A to follow in S-118 | Event details >>

Accelerator Shark Tank Pitch Night

APRIL 4, 2017 - 5:30PM | Mission Hall 1400, 550 16th St.

Watch our finalists pitch their medical device ideas to a panel of experts for the opportunity to receive seed funding and engineering and development support to advance their projects towards commercialization and patient benefit.

Reception to follow in Mission Hall Atrium | Event details >>

Meeting Calendar

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00PM, Byers Hall 211, Mission Bay
3/7 - Non-invasive monitor for assessing pain nerve block. Matthew Haight, DO & Merlin Larson, MD, UCSF Department of Anesthesia.

3/14 - Tracheostomy alarm for sensing accidental decannulation. David Conrad, MD, UCSF Department of Otolaryngology.

3/21 - HoloLens AR for surgical visualization. Jesse Courtier, MD, UCSF Department of Radiology.

3/28 - PEG tube placement without endoscopy. Sunghoon Kim, MD, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Pediatric Surgery.
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00AM, Room S-118, 513 Parnassus

3/1 - Spectroscopic biopsy needle for intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors. Georg Widhalm, MD, PhD, UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery.

3/8 - Handheld disposable brain stimulator. Mitchel Berger, MD, UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery.

3/15 - Q&A with Grand Rounds speaker. Mauro Ferrari, PhD, Houston Methodist Research Institute.

3/22 - Never Lost surgical sponges and laparotomy packs. Ron Zagoria, MD, UCSF Department of Radiology.

3/29Percutaneous arteriovenous fistula device for dialysis access. Shant Vartanian, MD, UCSF Department of Surgery.
Meeting agendas are subject to change. Check the web calendar for current info.
* Guests external to UCSF are required to sign our Code of Conduct to protect confidentiality and intellectual property while allowing for open dialogue.
* If you're interested in presenting an idea or project at a meeting, email Stacy Kim. Drop-in guests and topics are always welcome, too!

Web Calendar


Sleep apnea device featured on ABC7 News
Led by Dr. Michael Harrison, engineers, clinicians, and collaborators have been developing an alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnea powered by magnetic force. The Magnap device is currently in clinical trial at UCSF and accepting new patients. Watch the ABC7 News story >>
CERSI Course on US Device Regulation
4/7, 9am-4pm
The introductory mini-course will cover the general context for medical device submissions: FDA's regulations, guidance documents, and on-line informational resources. The event will take place at Mission Bay. Register here >>
Join our team!
Surgical Innovations is currently recruiting a postdoc-level technical project manager, summer engineering student interns, and surgical research fellows to join our team starting in July. Details here >>

About Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations is an initiative of the Department of Surgery in partnership with the Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences to identify, mentor, and facilitate the translation of novel medical technologies into transformative new devices and treatments to improve patient care by:
  • Lowering the barriers for surgeon-innovators. We provide a one-stop shop to guide and support device innovators, complete with dedicated technical staff, resident and student team members, access to facilities and equipment, coordination with campus innovation programs, and a rich network of multidisciplinary experts and device industry professionals.
  • Focusing on value-based solutions with market viability.  Our Accelerator program vets projects comprehensively and provides seed funding, mentorship, and commercialization planning to the most promising ideas.
  • Educating trainees in interdisciplinary collaboration and translation. Our Innovation Pathway provides hands-on training experiences for surgical residents in their research years to work alongside graduate bioengineering students under multidisciplinary mentorship.
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