Robson Capasso , MD
Robson Capasso is currently the Director of Sleep Surgery and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.
His quite extensive and unique training includes medical school and otolaryngology residency in Brazil, and further residencies and fellowships in head and neck and microvascular surgery, neurosciences and sleep medicine.
Dr. Capasso has published and reviewed book chapters, articles and original papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an investigator on imaging modalities and treatment evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea patients. The global recognition of his work is often associated with one of his favorite tasks: lecturing and trading knowledge around the world.
His contact with diverse healthcare systems in several countries combined with his expertise in education led to involvement with Stanford University students interested in the development of new biomedical technologies. He has worked closely with Biodesign students and fellows supporting some of the important critical steps of a health care start-up, including the ability to identify new opportunities for innovation, assess clinical needs and development of new concepts, in close contact with world-renowned Stanford faculty, experienced medical pioneers, and entrepreneurs. This work has recently led to the development of Biotech start-ups in the Silicon Valley area and in Singapore.