The Road Less Traveled
Dr. Catherine Mohr is the Director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, a high technology surgical robotics company that makes the da Vinci Surgical System. In this role she evaluates new technologies for incorporation into the next generation of computer aided surgical platforms. In addition, she is a Consulting Assistant Professor in the department of Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine, and Faculty at Singularity University based at NASA Ames which studies the impact of exponentially changing technologies on our society.
Dr. Mohr received her BS and MS in mechanical engineering from MIT, and her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. She has been involved with numerous startup companies in the areas of alternative energy transportation, and worked for many years developing high altitude aircraft and high efficiency fuel cell power systems, computer aided design software, and medical devices.
Dr Mohr has served as a scientific advisor for several startup companies in Silicon Valley, the NCI SBIR program, and government technology development programs in her native New Zealand. She is the author of numerous scientific publications, and the recipient of multiple design awards.
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