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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Catherine Mohr

VP Strategy | Intuitive Surgical

Mountain View, CA, United States

"Taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

EducationEntrepreneurshipEnvironmentFoodHealthScienceMedicineMusicProduct DesignSustainabilityTechnologyTravel

Very good at:
+ Finding clarity in large, messy, highly cross functional system problems
+ Science communication (explaining complicated subjects understandably and joyfully)

About me & my work:

I am passionate about closing the gap between what clinicians want to be able to do for patients, and what we can do. Whether this is improving the outcomes for surgery, making it both more effective and less invasive, or bringing medical technologies into emerging markets. All of these things help improve the human condition.

Personally, I am always happiest on the steep part of the learning curve. This has led me through my engineering career at Aerovironment where our motto was "imagine the impossible and do it", through medical school in my 30s, and a career that never involves doing exactly the same work from year to year. It extends to my leisure activities, like learning to play the cello.

My links:

My website | Bits and pieces that I share

Intuitive Surgical | In 1999 Intuitive Surgical introduced the da VinciĀ® Surgical System. Today, we are the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. | My 2009 TED Talk about robotic surgery

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