Open to the public. Students in ME 328 and CS/ME 571 are required to attend.
Join us for the ME/CS571 Surgical Robotics Seminar featuring Dr. Jeff Schlosser.
Seminar Title: An Entrepreneurial Journey in Medical Robotics
Abstract: This seminar will review the medical robotic devices developed by SoniTrack Systems, a startup company founded out of Stanford's engineering and medical schools. Systems include a force-controlled robotic arm for manipulating an ultrasound probe, a first-of-its-kind radiolucent 3D ultrasound imager, and a rapidly-adjustable "3rd arm" for holding retractors, scopes, and instrumentation during surgical procedures. Discussions will cover technical aspects of each system as well as SoniTrack's winding pathway to successfully commercialize a medical robotics product.
Speaker Bio: Jeff is an entrepreneur specializing in medical technology. He was the Founder and CEO at SoniTrack Systems, a startup acquired by Zimmer Biomet that developed ultrasound and robotic systems for surgery and radiation oncology.
Jeff currently serves as Principal at JSS Consulting, providing technical and business expertise to medical startup companies. He is also the Medical Device Lead at Stanford University's StartX Accelerator, Fellow at Vertex Ventures HC, and Special Projects consultant at Zimmer Biomet.
Jeff completed his PhD at Stanford University in the Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering departments. He also holds a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jeff is the recipient of an American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Young Investigator's Award, NSF graduate research fellowship, Tau Beta Pi Centennial fellowship, and has been principle investigator on multiple NSF and NIH research grants. He is named on more than 20 patents and research papers.