Leaders

Stanford Biodesign is led collaboratively by dozens of faculty, staff, and industry contributors. Meet the talented team behind our success.

Center Management

Todd Brinton

Director, Innovation Fellowship

Todd Brinton
Director, Innovation Fellowship

Stanford Biodesign’s resident expert on needs finding and screening. Directs the Biodesign Innovation Fellowship and co-directs the Innovation course and Executive Education.

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Lyn Denend

Director, Academic Programs

Lyn Denend
Director, Academic Programs

Principal writer of the Biodesign textbook and champion of the biodesign innovation process. Passionate about continually improving what we teach and how we teach it.

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Carolyn Heller

Director, Operations and Finance

Carolyn Heller
Director, Operations and Finance

Manages Stanford Biodesign’s operations, finance, and—most importantly—our human resources. Keeps us organized and on track in support of our vision and mission.

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Thomas Krummel

Co-Director

Thomas Krummel
Co-Director

Co-directs Stanford Biodesign and actively mentors the Biodesign Innovation and Faculty Fellows. Tireless source of wisdom and humor.

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Gordon Saul

Executive Director

Gordon Saul
Executive Director

Leads implementation planning and technology translation across Stanford Biodesign’s training and grant programs. Guardian of our financial health and sustainability.

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Paul Yock

Founder, Director

Paul Yock
Founder, Director

Leads Biodesign and actively participates in all of our programs and initiatives. Fosters relationship across the health technology ecosystem. Inspires our team to excel.

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