Thomas Krummel MD

For over 35 years, Dr. Thomas Krummel has served roles as surgeon, innovator, medtech pioneer, educator, mentor and leader.  He has served in numerous leadership positions in many of the important surgical societies including the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Surgical Association (ASA), the American Board of Surgery (ABS), the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and was the President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) for 2013-2014. 

Dr. Krummel has lectured throughout the world, is author or co-author of over 300 publications, chapters, abstracts and books and he has mentored over 300 students, residents and post doctoral students.Over the last 20 years, Dr. Krummel has been a pioneer in the application of information technology to simulation-based surgical training and surgical robotics.  For his work in this area and in surgical robotics, he has received two ComputerWorld Smithsonian Awards.

For more than 15 years, he has partnered with Dr. Paul Yock to co-direct the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.  This program is designed to teach medtech invention to teams of doctors, engineers and business professionals through interdisciplinary research and education at the emerging frontiers of engineering and the biomedical sciences. More than 2.8 million patients have been treated with tools and technologies originating in this program.

There are now 18 similar programs on 3 continents and 227 graduates. ( Dr. Krummel is Chair of the Board of Directors at Fogarty Institute for Innovation; a not-for-profit medtech educational incubator, President of the International Scientific Committee at IRCAD, University of Strasbourg, France, Chair of the Board of Directors at American Pediatric Surgical Association Foundation, and serves on the board for Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Krummel serves as a consultant to the medical device industry.  He has served on Boards of Directors and Scientific Advisory Boards of more than 20 successful early stage medtech device start-ups.He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1973 and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1977.