Transforming medical devices for improved patient outcomes

Peter J. Fitzgerald, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine & Engineering, Stanford University Medical Center
Director, Interventional Cardiology Research Lab, Stanford Medical School
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Technology, Stanford University
Director, Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory, Stanford Medical School
Entrepreneur

Peter J. Fitzgerald, M.D., Ph.D. is an interventional cardiologist and holds a PhD in biomedical engineering. He serves as Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Technology at Stanford University and Director of the Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory at Stanford University Medical School. Dr. Fitzgerald is a professor in the departments of medicine and engineering at Stanford. At present, Dr. Fitzgerald’s laboratory includes 14 postdoctoral fellows and graduate engineering students focusing on state-of-the-art technologies in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Dr. Fitzgerald has led or participated in more than 100 clinical trials, published over 350 articles and chapters in medical journals and textbooks, and he regularly lectures worldwide. He is the principal/founder of more than a dozen medical device companies, and led the transition of eight of these start-ups into large medical device companies. He 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.

Dr. Fitzgerald received his B.S degree from Santa Clara, his M.S. from Rensselaer, his R.A. from Stanford and his M.D. and Ph.D. from Dartmouth.