Innovators

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He identified patient needs and set about developing the technology to meet that demand.

Dr. Wayne Grody

Collaboration with medical technology companies enabled Dr. Grody to create and improve the cystic fibrosis genetic mutation test.

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Millions of Americans no longer need glasses thanks to Dr. Trokel. 

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Dr. Fischell continues to set the pace for medical technology innovation.

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Minimally invasive surgery is common today, but that wasn’t the case when Dr. Thomas Fogarty was a high school student scrub technician at a hospital. There, he observed surgery to remove an embolism – or blood clot – blocking a blood vessel that involved multiple procedures and large incisions. This often resulted in amputation and death. Though only a teenager, Dr. Fogarty worked with surgeons at the hospital to improve on this procedure and improve patient outcomes. 

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She saw the potential to improve outcomes for her patients.

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Dr. Yock is driven by the need to improve health care and patient outcomes.

When Dr. Martin Malawer started practicing in the 1970s, amputation was the standard treatment for young children and adolescents with bone and tissue cancer. Working with pioneers in the field of orthopedic oncology, Dr. Malawer helped to develop the first set of orthopedic endoprostheses, which included artificial bone and joint replacements.