Director for Education, Byers Center for Biodesign
Associate Director of Surgery, School of Medicine
Dan Azagury is the Section chief of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Stanford University. He is a minimally invasive surgeon and a health technology innovator with an international background. Dr. Azagury is the Director for Education for the fellowship program at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. He teaches multidisciplinary teams a process to identify important healthcare needs and develop novel health technologies to address them. He also teaches in multiple international medical innovation programs and co-directs the Japan Biodesign partnership program.
Director for Academic Programs, Byers Center for Biodesign
Lecturer, School of Medicine
Lyn Denend is Director for Academic Programs at Stanford Biodesign and a Lecturer in the Stanford School of Medicine. In her Biodesign role, she leads curriculum development and program execution across Stanford Biodesign’s portfolio of educational offerings. She also teaches numerous courses and is the principal author of Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies.
Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science
Susan Ford Dorsey Fellow, Center for African Studies
Ken Opalo is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. His research interests include legislative development in Africa; the political economy of development; regional cooperation and trade in Africa; and elections, governance, and security in the Horn of Africa region. In 2012-2013, Opalo will be the Susan Ford Dorsey Fellow affiliated with the Center for African Studies at Stanford.
Founder & Director, Byers Center for Biodesign
Paul Yock is a cardiologist, health technology innovator, and professor of medicine and bioengineering at Stanford University. He is the Founder and Director of Stanfords Byers Center for Biodesign, 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 internationally known for his work in inventing, developing, and testing new devices and has co-founded several medical technology companies. In his academic career, he has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, chapters and editorials, textbooks, and over 45 U.S. patents. Paul received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.