At the Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI), our top priority is to promote innovative thinking amongst surgical faculty and trainees, as well as the skill sets to commercialize these ideas in the future. We provide the infrastructure and resources to help faculty innovators move from ideation to implementation. In addition to working on research projects with faculty members with specific expertise in innovation, trainees will develop skill sets to advance independent projects. We have created courses around surgical innovation and entrepreneurship that have become a national model for its reach and results.
We aim to support:
- Learning across all levels, from medical students to senior faculty, including a formal curriculum for medical student education in innovation.
- A focus on teamwork within entrepreneurship, including a 6-month course for surgical faculty and trainees to develop novel early-stage medical solutions.
- Partnerships with faculty in business and biomedical engineering, fostering relationships to solve medical problems together and bring new products to market.