A Special Tribute to Prof Paul Yock from Singapore Biodesign & Our Local Ecosystem Stakeholders

Prof Paul Yock, Founder and Director for Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign will be retiring in 2021. Paul has been a key figure in our programme's hisory; he, together with our first programme director, Dr Jui Lim and then Fellowship Head, Mr Peh Ruey Feng, set up the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Programme back in 2010.


Paul has generously contributed his guidance, leadership and support for our programme, particularly as we navigated through significant milestones in recent years, such as our rebranding to Singapore Biodesign and conferment of Stanford Biodesign Global Affiliate status.

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We had the opportunity to show our gratitude for Paul when we held a special Zoom tribute with some of our programme supporters and Fellow Alumni on 24 March 2021. We also sent over a small token of appreciation from all of us in Singapore. As many of our Alumni and key stakeholders have mentioned, Paul has been a great friend, mentor, Yoda figure, teacher, and inspiration. It is impossible to pay this back but in true 'Paul Yock' fashion, we promise to pay it forward.

Our heartfelt thanks to Paul for inspiring a whole generation of Med/Healthtech Innovators internationally and we look forward to your future visits to Singapore. To our attendees for the zoom gathering, thank you for taking time off their busy schedules to join us for the session.


Interested to see what we have done for Paul? Take a look at the short tribute video below!
To view the full version, contact us at sbenquiry@hq.a-star.edu.sg.

Profile of Prof Paul Yock

Paul Yock

Yock began his faculty career as an interventional cardiologist at UC San Francisco and then moved to Stanford in 1994. Yock is known for his work in inventing, developing and testing new devices, including the Rapid Exchange angioplasty and stenting system, which is the primary approach used worldwide. Yock also authored the fundamental patents for intravascular ultrasound imaging, conducted the initial clinical trials and established the Stanford Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions as a core laboratory for analysis of intravascular ultrasound clinical studies. He also invented the Smart Needle and is a co-inventor of the strain-reduction patch for wound healing. Yock was founding Co-Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and continues research related to new device technologies. Yock also founded and is the Director of Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign -dedicated to advanced training in medical technology innovation.

Link: https://profiles.stanford.edu/paul-yock