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Paul Yock - The Martha Meier Weiland Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Medicine, and (by courtesy) of Mechanical Engineering

Scientific Leadership Council Member, Clark Center Faculty

Dr. Yock directs the Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions, which is a core facility for development and testing of new devices in cardiovascular medicine. The center focuses on early-stage concepts for new technologies, providing a clearinghouse where these ideas can be refined and tested in animal models and clinical studies. Recently Yock and colleagues have launched the Program in Biodesign, a new interschool initiative at Stanford that focuses on the invention and development of new medical technologies.

The main focus of Dr. Yock’s research program has been in the field of intravascular ultrasound. Dr. Yock is internationally known for his work in inventing, developing and testing new devices, involving the Rapid Exchange™ balloon angioplasty system, which is now the dominant system in use worldwide. He developed a Doppler-guided hypodermic needle system, and the Smart Needle™ and P-D Access™.