Biodesign Faculty Fellows

As of Fiscal Year 2018, Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) will fund 50% for maternal child health Biodesign Faculty Fellowships. The fellowship provides motivated Stanford faculty members from the schools of Medicine and Engineering with advanced training and mentoring in health technology innovation.

Over approximately 6 months, the program leads participants through a rigorous approach for identifying important innovation opportunities within or outside their departments, inventing cost-effective solutions, and—importantly—preparing to implement those inventions to improve patient care.

Through the experience, faculty members gain an understanding of technology translation challenges and opportunities, and also develop a robust network of health technology contacts within and outside the university. Read this article about the Biodesign Faculty Fellows.

2018 (Jan-Jun)

Scott Hoffinger, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Wui Ip, MD 
Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics

Doff McElhinney, MD
Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and of Pediatrics 

Priya Prahalad, MD, PhD 
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Thomas Robinson, MPH, MD 
Irving Schulman Endowed Professor in Child Health; Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics;  Stanford Prevention Research Center; (By courtesy) Department of Health and Research Policy Health, Division of Epidemiology

Avnesh Thakor, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Radiology

"The Stanford Biodesign Program was an incredible experience which taught me the value of identifying the key need behind a medical problem in order that promising and innovative technologies can then be designed to improve patient care.  The course was well structured and provided me with numerous opportunities to learn about different aspects of the healthcare ecosystem ranging from coding and reimbursement to regulatory pathways."

 Avnesh Thakor, MD, PhD 
2018 Biodesign Fellow