Thomas Fogarty, MD
Dr. Fogarty is the founder of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation located on the El Camino Hospital Mountain View campus. He is an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon and inventor. He has acquired over 100 medical patents, including the Fogarty Balloon Embolectomy Catheter and the widely used Aneurx Stent Graft that replaces traditional open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. Dr. Fogarty is the recipient of countless awards and honors including the Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons, the 2000 Lemelson MIT prize for Invention and Innovation and was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in December 2001.