Paul Yock

Paul Yock

Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, USA

Paul Yock is the Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, at Stanford University and Founding Co-chair of Stanford’s Department of Bioengineering. He was also the Founding Director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. 

Dr Yock is internationally known for his work in inventing, developing, and testing new devices, including the Rapid Exchange ™ stenting and balloon angioplasty system, which is now the primary system in use worldwide. He also invented the fundamental approach to intravascular ultrasound imaging and founded Cardiovascular Imaging Systems (CVIS), later acquired by Boston Scientific. 

In his academic career, he has authored over 300 papers, two textbooks and 55 patents.  As Director of Stanford Biodesign, he helped to launch over 50 health technology companies led by first-time entrepreneurs. 

Recent awards include the Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) Career Achievement Award, the American College of Cardiology Distinguished Scientist Award, and two of the top three awards from the National Academy of Engineering: the 2018 Gordon Prize for Technology Education and the 2019 Russ Prize for outstanding bioengineering achievement.