Paul Yock is the Founder and Director of the Byers Center for Biodesign at Stanford University, a pioneering innovation training program dedicated to the design and development of medical technologies. He is also the Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine and Mechanical Engineering and Founding Co-Chair of Stanford’s Department of Bioengineering. Paul is a cardiologist who received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.He is internationally known for his work in inventing, developing, and testing new devices, including the Rapid Exchange™ balloon angioplasty system, which is now the primary system in use worldwide, and Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, which was acquired by Boston Scientific in 1994. He has also co-founded several other medical technology companies.In his academic career, Paul has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, chapters and editorials, textbooks, and over 45 U.S. patents. Current research interests focus on development and testing of catheter-based delivery systems for cardiac cell transplantation and new catheter and molecular imaging techniques for cardiology.