Université de Strasbourg

Thomas Krummel

Thomas Krummel is the Emile Holman Professor and Chair of the Thomas KrummelDepartment of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, the Susan B. Ford Surgeon-in-Chief at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and Director of the Surgical Innovation Program at Stanford. He is Co-Director of the Stanford Biodesign Program, a systematic approach to needs finding and the invention and implementation of new biomedical technologies. Dr. Krummel’s research interests are in fetal healing, cellular and biochemical mechanisms, and surgical innovation. He has also been a pioneer in the application of information technology to enhance the quality and safety of surgical education and reduce its cost. In collaboration with computer scientists, engineers and industry he has participated in the development of several surgical trainers and has begun the systematic study of their use and efficacy in surgical education. For this work he received a 1999 Smithsonian Information Technology Innovators Award.

Dr. Krummel is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Clinical Surgery and the American Surgical Association and is President-elect of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. In 1997 he was named a Director of the American Board of Surgery. He has served in leadership positions in many surgical organizations, and has been the recipient of numerous honours and awards. Dr. Krummel has lectured throughout the world and is author or co-author of over 300 publications and/or book chapters.

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