Innovation in Medicine: Thinking at a Global Level


Peter Fitzgerald, MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University, discusses how a global perspective of medicine impacts the underlying dynamics of technology innovation both afar and at home.

Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Conference, November 2013.

Peter Fitzgerald
About The Speaker

Peter Fitzgerald is a professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University. His laboratory includes 17 postdoctoral fellows and graduate engineering students focusing on state-of-the-art technologies in Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Fitzgerald has led or participated in over 150 clinical trials and published over 450 manuscripts/chapters. In addition, he heads the Stanford/Asia MedTech innovation program, and he has been principle/founder of eighteen medical device companies in the San Francisco Bay Area; twelve of these start-ups have transitioned to large medical device companies. Dr. Fitzgerald serves on several boards of directors and has advised dozens of medical device startups as well as multinational healthcare companies in the design and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic devices in the cardiovascular arena. He received his MD and PhD from Dartmouth Medical School and did his medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at UCSF.