Paul G. Yock, M.D.

Paul YockPaul Yock is the Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine and co-chair of Stanford University’s Department of Bioengineering, with courtesy appointments in the Graduate School of Business and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Yock began his faculty career as an interventional cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and then moved to Stanford University in 1994. He served as acting chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine from 1997 to 1998. After undergraduate and graduate study at Amherst College and Oxford University, respectively, Yock received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, followed by internship and residency training at UCSF and a fellowship in cardiology at Stanford University.

Yock founded the Stanford Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions (now the Stanford Center for Cardiovascular Technology) and has trained more than 25 fellows in intravascular ultrasound and interventional cardiology. In 1986, he founded Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Inc., which was acquired by Boston Scientific in 1994.

Yock also directs Stanford Biodesign, a unit of Stanford’s Bio-X initiative, whose the mission is to develop leaders in biomedical technology innovation. Twenty-five fellows have completed the Biodesign Innovation Fellowship since 2001.