Thomas M. Krummel, MD, FACS/FAAP
Dr. Krummel is a pioneer and serial medical device innovator. 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 has served in leadership positions of many surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Surgical Association, the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Pediatric Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is currently President of the Halsted Society. He is a Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Stanford University, and Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (by courtesy) and Bioengineering (by courtesy), as well as the Co-Director of the Biodesign Program and Director of the Surgical Innovation Program. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the International Health Professional of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Medicine Award, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, and the Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) by the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.