Company

Board of Directors

Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors


Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D., joined Intuitive Surgical in April 1996. Effective January 2010, Dr. Guthart was appointed as Chief Executive Officer. In July 2007, he was promoted to President. Prior to that, Dr. Guthart assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in February 2006. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Dr. Guthart was part of the core team developing foundation technology for computer enhanced-surgery at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute). Dr. Guthart is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Affymetrix, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering science from the California Institute of Technology.

Lonnie M. Smith
Chairman of the Board of Directors


Lonnie M. Smith joined Intuitive Surgical as Chief Executive Officer in June 1997. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Mr. Smith was the Senior Executive Vice President at Hillenbrand Industries. Mr. Smith joined Hillenbrand in 1978 and, during his tenure, he was also a member of the Executive Committee, the Office of the President and the Board of Directors. Mr. Smith has also held positions with The Boston Consulting Group and IBM. Mr. Smith served as the Chief Executive Officer from June 2007 to January 2010 and remained as an executive officer of Intuitive Surgical from January 2010 to January 2013. Mr. Smith remains as the Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Smith has served as the Chairman of the Board of Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. since January 2013 and as a member of the board of directors of several private companies. Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Craig H. Barratt, Ph.D.
Google


Craig H. Barratt, Ph.D., has been a member of Intuitive Surgical’s Board of Directors since April 2011. Currently, he is the Senior Vice President, Access and Energy, at Google, Inc., an internet company, which he joined in June 2013. From May 2011 to February 2013, he served as President of Qualcomm Atheros, a division formed in May 2011 following the acquisition of Atheros Communications, a fabless semiconductor company, by Qualcomm, a mobile technology company. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Atheros Communications from 2003 until its 2011 acquisition by Qualcomm. Prior to joining Atheros as Vice President of Technology in 2002, Dr. Barratt held a number of positions at ArrayComm, Inc., a company specializing in multi-antenna signal processing. Dr. Barratt is a co-inventor of several U.S. patents in fields including wireless communications and medical imaging and has co-authored a book on linear controller design. Dr. Barratt holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and pure mathematics and physics from the University of Sydney in Australia. In addition, Dr. Barratt holds a Master of Science and doctoral degree.

Michael A. Friedman, M.D.
City of Hope


Michael A. Friedman, M.D.

Michael A. Friedman, M.D., has been a member of Intuitive Surgical’s Board of Directors since July 2015. Dr. Friedman currently serves as the Emeritus Cancer Center Director at City of Hope, a leading cancer research, treatment and education institution. Dr. Friedman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of City of Hope from May 2003 to December 2013 and holder of the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair. Before leading City of Hope, from September 2001 until April 2003, Dr. Friedman held the position of Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Medical and Public Policy, for Pharmacia Corporation and, from July 1999 until September 2001, was a Senior Vice President of Searle, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company. From 1995 until June 1999, Dr. Friedman served as Deputy Commissioner for Operations for the Food and Drug Administration, and was Acting Commissioner and Lead Deputy Commissioner from 1997 to 1999. Dr. Friedman has also served on the Board of Directors of MannKind Corporation since December 2003, Celgene Corporation since February 2011, and Smith & Nephew plc since April 2013. Dr. Friedman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, manga cum laude, from Tulane University, and a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Texas, and is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

Eric H. Halvorson
Formerly with Salem Communications


Eric H. Halvorson has been a member of our Board of Directors since Intuitive Surgical’s acquisition of Computer Motion in June 2003. Mr. Halvorson joined Computer Motion in July 2002 as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Halvorson is currently engaged in the practice of law. Mr. Halvorson was President and Chief Operating Officer of Salem Communications Corporation from 2007 to 2008. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Salem Communications Corporation from 1995 to 2000. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, he was the company’s Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Halvorson served on the Board of Directors of Salem Communications Corporation from 1988 to 2008. From 2000 to 2003, 2005 to 2007, 2009 to 2011 and 2013 to 2014, he was a Visiting Professor of Business Law and Accounting, Executive in Residence at Pepperdine University and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Pepperdine University School of Law. From June 2003 to February 2005, Mr. Halvorson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Thomas Kinkade Company. Mr. Halvorson was a Partner at Godfrey and Kahn, a law firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1976 until 1985. Mr. Halvorson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pharmacyclics, Inc. Mr. Halvorson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bob Jones University and a Doctor of Law from Duke University School of Law.

Amal M. Johnson
MarketTools


Amal M. Johnson has been a member of Intuitive Surgical’s Board of Directors since April 2010. Ms. Johnson is currently the Executive Chairman of Author-it Software Corporation, a private software company that provides a platform for creating, maintaining, and distributing single-sourced technical content. Prior to joining Author-it, Ms. Johnson was the Chairman of MarketTools, Inc., a software and services company, which she joined in March 2005 as Chief Executive Officer until the company was acquired in January 2012. Prior to joining MarketTools, Inc., Ms. Johnson was a General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, focusing on enterprise software and infrastructure, from March 1999 to March 2004. Previously, Ms. Johnson was: President of Baan Supply Chain Solutions, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company, from January 1998 to December 1998; President of Baan Affiliates, an ERP software company, from January 1997 to December 1997; and President of Baan Americas from October 1994 to December 1996. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson served as President of ASK Manufacturing Systems, a material requirements planning software company, from August 1993 to July 1994 and held executive positions at IBM from 1977 to June 1993. Ms. Johnson also serves on the Board of Directors of CalAmp and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Ms. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Montclair State University and performed graduate coursework in computer science at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Alan J. Levy, Ph.D.
Frazier Healthcare Ventures


Alan J. Levy, Ph.D., has been a member of Intuitive Surgical’s Board of Directors since February 2000. He has been a Venture Partner at Frazier Healthcare Ventures since 2007. Currently, he is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chrono Therapeutics, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, which he joined in February 2014. From June 2010 to January 2013, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Incline Therapeutics, Inc., a novel drug/device company that was acquired by the Medicines Company in 2013. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Northstar Neuroscience, Inc., a medical device company he co-founded, from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northstar Neuroscience, Inc. from 1999 to 2007. From 1993 to 1998, Dr. Levy served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Heartstream, Inc., a medical device company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 1998. Prior to joining Heartstream, he was President of Heart Technology, Inc., a medical device company that was acquired by Boston Scientific in 1995. Before joining Heart Technology, Dr. Levy was Vice President of Research and New Business Development and a member of the board of Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Levy currently serves as a director of several private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Levy holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from City University of New York and a doctoral degree in organic chemistry from Purdue University.

Mark J. Rubash
Eventbrite, Inc.


Mark J. Rubash has been a member of Intuitive Surgical’s Board of Directors since October 2007. Mr. Rubash is the Chief Financial Officer at Eventbrite, Inc., a privately-held e-commerce company, which he joined in June 2013. Currently, Mr. Rubash serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Iron Planet, Inc., an online auction company for construction and agricultural equipment. Prior to Eventbrite, Mr. Rubash was the Chief Financial Officer of Heartflow, Inc., a privately-held medical diagnostic services company, which he joined in March 2012. Prior to Heartflow, Inc., Mr. Rubash was the Chief Financial Officer at Shutterfly, Inc., an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company. Prior to joining Shutterfly in November 2007, Mr. Rubash was the Chief Financial Officer of Rearden Commerce, an e-commerce platform company, from August 2007 to November 2007 and, prior to that, Mr. Rubash was a Senior Vice President at Yahoo! Inc. from February 2007 to August 2007. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Rubash held various senior positions at eBay Inc. from February 2001 to July 2005. From January 2000 to November 2000, Mr. Rubash was the Chief Financial Officer at Critical Path, Inc. From October 1987 to January 2000, Mr. Rubash was an audit partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he was most recently the Global Leader for their Internet Industry Practice and Practice Leader for their Silicon Valley Software Industry Practice. Mr. Rubash holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University Sacramento.

George J. Stalk, Jr.
The Boston Consulting Group


George Stalk Jr. has been a member of Intuitive Surgical’s Board of Directors since October 2007. He is currently a Senior Advisor and Fellow at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Prior to that, Mr. Stalk served as a Senior Partner and Fellow at BCG until December 2008. Mr. Stalk started with BCG in 1978. Mr. Stalk is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at the Rotman School of Business-University of Toronto and a Senior Partner at Banyan Family Business Advisors. Mr. Stalk has led BCG’s worldwide innovation efforts and co-authored several best-selling books on business strategy. Mr. Stalk holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

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Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: temporary pain/nerve injury associated with positioning; temporary pain/discomfort from the use of air or gas in the procedure; a longer operation and time under anesthesia and conversion to another surgical technique. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger incisions and/or increased complications.

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