About Us

Stanford Biodesign is proud of what we have accomplished since our inception, but we are even more energized about what we will achieve in the coming years with the support of our tremendous community.

Watch the VideoFounder Paul Yock and Stanford Biodesign were recently awarded the National Academy of Engineering's Gordon Prize for innovation in engineering education. Learn more about this honor in a short video.

In 2000, we founded Stanford Biodesign to create an ecosystem of training and support for Stanford University students, fellows, and faculty with the talent and ambition to become health technology innovators. Our goal was (and continues to be) looking beyond research and discovery to provide the knowledge, skills, mentoring, and networking required to deliver meaningful and valuable innovations to patients everywhere.

Today, the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign is widely regarded as one of the most successful partnerships between academia and the health technology industry anywhere. Stanford Bio-X provides the ideal setting for our interdisciplinary program, with its intersecting laboratories and connections across the schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Business. And Stanford University’s location in Silicon Valley gives us unprecedented access to world-class mentors and coaches who share their insights and expertise with our fellows, students, and faculty trainees to help them more effectively and efficiently address critical healthcare needs.

We’re proud of the extraordinary impact our alumni are having in improving the lives of millions of patients around the world. And we continue to advance our programs and approach to help them keep pace with the rapidly changing health innovation ecosystem. Our thriving Stanford Biodesign community isn’t just responding to an evolving industry, we’re helping to define it.

Learn more about Stanford Biodesign and our development on our Timeline & History page.