Thomas M. Krummel, M.D. has served in leadership positions in many of the important surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and was the President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association for 2013-2014. He has mentored over 200 students, residents, and post docs during their research training.
Throughout his career, he has been a pioneer and an innovator. While just a surgical resident, he formed what was then the world’s second ECMO team. The success of that team served as a major impetus to more widespread adoption of this now well-established technique. He helped “jump start” the study of the cellular and biochemical mechanisms of scarless repair in the fetus; his work has been funded by the NIH for 18 years.
Dr. Krummel is the recipient of over $3 million in research funding over his career. Over the last 20 years, he has been a pioneer in the application of information technology to simulation-based surgical training and surgical robotics. Dr. Krummel, along with Dr. Kenneth Salisbury, Professor of Surgery and Computer Science, is the recipient of one of the first NIH Phased Innovation R21/R33 programs to develop a collaborative simulation-based surgical training system. For his work in this arena and in surgical robotics, he has received two ComputerWorld Smithsonian Awards.
For more than 15 years, he has partnered with Dr. Paul Yock to direct the Biodesign Program at Stanford.