James Wall, Associate Professor & Pediatric Surgeon, Stanford University
James Wall is an Associate Professor and Pediatric Surgeon at Stanford University who focuses on minimally-invasive approaches to children’s surgery. His research focuses on how to educate others to design and develop health technology, as well as on flexible endoscopic surgery in children. He is a physician entrepreneur who has developed multiple health technologies including a novel epidural needle, a protection device for umbilical catheters, and a wearable leg compression system. James currently holds the roles of director of Program Development for the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship and co-director of the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium. He was previously chairman of the perioperative value analysis committee for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. James graduated from Tulane University with an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed a general surgery residency training program at the University of California, San Francisco. He graduated from the Stanford Biodesign Innovation fellowship and has a Master’s Degree in bioengineering from Stanford. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the IRCAD institute in France followed by a Pediatric Surgery fellowship at Stanford.