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Executive Staff

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, in February 2006, Dr. Guthart assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Intuitive, 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 received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology.


Dave J. Rosa
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer


Dave Rosa, Vice President, Product Development

Dave J. Rosa joined Intuitive Surgical in March 1996 and has held leadership positions in Engineering, Clinical Development, Marketing and Product Development. In 2015, Mr. Rosa was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. In 2013, Mr. Rosa assumed the position of Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs and, in 2014, he was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. He has been a passionate supporter and evangelist of da Vinci technology since its inception. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Mr. Rosa contributed to the development of trans-esophageal transducers for Acuson Corporation. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. He also holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.



Salvatore J. Brogna
Executive Vice President, Product Operations


Sal Brogna, Vice President, Engineering

Salvatore J. Brogna joined Intuitive Surgical as Director, Mechanical Engineering, in 1999 and was promoted to Vice President, Engineering in 2005. In 2015, Mr. Brogna was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Product Operations. In 2010, Mr. Brogna was appointed as Senior Vice President, Product Development. Prior to joining Intuitive, Mr. Brogna led design and development of complex robotic systems at Adept Technology and at Unimation. Mr. Brogna holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.



Henry Charlton
Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales


Henry Charlton Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales

Henry Charlton joined Intuitive Surgical in November 2003 as Area Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic U.S. He was promoted to Area Sales Director, Northeastern U.S. in January 2005; to Area Vice President, Sales, Northeast U.S. in January 2008; and to Vice President, Key Accounts in January 2010. In January 2015, Mr. Charlton was promoted to Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Mr. Charlton was the Vice President of Eastern U.S. Sales, and Director of EMEA for Tidal Software. Before joining Tidal Software, Mr. Charlton worked in sales and sales management for Securant Technologies (later acquired by RSA Securities in 2001), Legato Systems, and U.S. Surgical. Mr. Charlton received his B.A. in History and English from the University of Pittsburgh.



Myriam J. Curet, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer


Myriam Curet, Chief Medical Advisor

Myriam J. Curet, M.D. joined Intuitive Surgical in December 2005, as Chief Medical Advisor. In February 2014, Dr. Curet was promoted to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Curet also held a faculty position as Professor of Surgery at Stanford University. Since October 2010, she has served as a Consulting Professor of Surgery at Stanford University with a part time clinical appointment at the Palo Alto Veteran's Administration Medical Center. Dr. Curet received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and completed her general surgery residency program at the University of Chicago. She then worked for the Indian Health Service for four years before finishing her Surgical Endoscopy fellowship at the University of New Mexico. She was on the faculty at the University of New Mexico for six years prior to joining the Stanford University Department of Surgery in 2000.


Mark Johnson
Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Quality


Mark_Johnson, Sr. VP Regulatory & Quality

Mark Johnson joined Intuitive Surgical in February 2014.  Previously, Mr. Johnson served as Worldwide Vice President of Quality and Regulatory for the Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Care Franchise.  During his nearly 15 years with Johnson & Johnson, he worked for a number of operating companies in various quality and regulatory leadership roles.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Johnson also worked in numerous operational and quality roles at General Electric and at Haemonetics Corporation.  Mr. Johnson graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Management Leadership.


Mark J. Meltzer
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer


Mark Meltzer

Mark J. Meltzer joined Intuitive Surgical in December 2007. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Mr. Meltzer served as General Counsel of FoxHollow Technologies Inc. from October 2004. Prior to FoxHollow, Mr. Meltzer served as General Counsel for Epicor Medical Inc. and Ventritex Inc. Mr. Meltzer graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He received his J.D. from UC Hastings where he served on the law review. Mr. Meltzer, a registered patent attorney, was appointed as a special master in federal court where he assisted in the evaluation and administration of complex patent cases. Mr. Meltzer has tried cases to juries and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His pro bono work has included the representation of indigents and non-profits before courts and administrative agencies and volunteer service in federal anti-poverty programs.


Brian Miller, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Product Development


Brian Miller

Brian Miller, Ph.D., joined Intuitive Surgical in April 2003. In June 2015, Dr. Miller was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Product Development. Prior to this role, Dr. Miller served as Vice President, System Engineering where he was instrumental in the development of innovative technology, obtaining several U.S. patents. Dr. Miller started in the field of robotic surgery in August 2000 at Computer Motion developing software for the AESOP and ZEUS surgical systems. After joining Intuitive Surgical, Dr. Miller contributed to the design of products in the areas of surgical system networking, surgical simulation, and surgical robotic systems. Dr. Miller holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Iowa State University and master’s and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University.


Marshall L. Mohr
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Marshall L. Mohr

Marshall L. Mohr joined Intuitive Surgical in March 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Mohr was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Adaptec, Inc. Prior to joining Adaptec in July 2003, Mr. Mohr was an Audit Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was most recently the Managing Partner of the firm’s west region technology industry group and led its Silicon Valley accounting and audit advisory practice. Mr. Mohr received his B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Western Michigan University. Mr. Mohr serves on the corporate board of Plantronics, Inc and Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.


Colin Morales
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Service Operations


Colin Morales, Vice President, Customer Service

Colin Morales joined Intuitive Surgical in March 1999 as Director of Field Service. He was promoted to Vice President of the Customer Support Group in July 2005. In 2010, Mr. Morales was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Customer Support and is responsible for Field Service, Products Support, Order Management and Customer Service Operations. Prior to joining Intuitive, Mr. Morales was with Acuson for more than 13 years, where he held various management positions in field and customer service. Mr. Morales received his associate’s degree from The DeVry Institute of Technology in Phoenix, Arizona.


Glenn Vavoso
Senior Vice President, Global Sales Operations & Strategy


Glenn Vavoso

Glenn Vavoso joined Intuitive Surgical in March 2006 as a Clinical Sales Manager. In January 2015, Mr. Vavoso was promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Sales Operations and Strategy. Prior to this role, Mr. Vavoso assumed the position of Vice President of Sales Planning and Strategy where he led the formation of a consistent sales training process and assisted in setting the strategy and direction for the Sales team. He has held several leadership roles within the sales organization at Intuitive Surgical, including Area Vice President. Mr. Vavoso graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Buffalo and earned a master’s degree with honors in business administration from Duke University.

Paige A. Bischoff
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Corporate Creative Services


Paige Bischoff

Paige Bischoff joined Intuitive Surgical in June 2014. Prior to joining, Ms. Bischoff spent the last 10 years at AT&T in a variety of management positions encompassing public affairs and national media relations. She started her career as an Emmy-nominated healthcare journalist, and subsequently ran the U.S. media and communications training practice for a global public relations firm as well as the consumer practice of a leading high-tech public relations firm in the Bay Area. Ms. Bischoff specializes in messaging, crisis, policy communications, third-party advocacy, social media and corporate and brand reputation. She has a B.A. in 20th Century European History from the University of California, Davis.


Craig Child
Vice President, Human Resources


Craig Child, Vice President, Human Resources

Craig Child joined Intuitive Surgical in May 2001 as a Recruiting Consultant. In March 2015, Craig Child was promoted to the position of Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to this role, Mr. Child has held several key positions since the inception of the human resources organization at Intuitive Surgical, playing an instrumental role in the development of key human resources functions. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Mr. Child held positions in human resources at Adobe and Informix. Mr. Child holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University.


Edward M. Rozynski
Vice President, Government Affairs


Edward M. Rozynski, Vice President, Government Affairs

Ed Rozynski joined Intuitive Surgical as Vice President, Government Affairs in November 2013. Before joining Intuitive Surgical, Mr. Rozynski was Senior Advisor to the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). Prior to joining MDMA in 2012, Mr. Rozynski launched the global government affairs program for Stryker Corporation in 2006. Earlier in his career, he worked with St. Jude Medical Inc., the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Mr. Rozynski holds a BS and MA in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.


David Stoffel, M.D.
Vice President, Marketing and New Business Development


David Stoffel

David Stoffel, M.D., joined Intuitive Surgical in December 2008 as Senior Director of Business Development and was promoted to Vice President in 2013. In 2014, Dr. Stoffel was appointed Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Dr. Stoffel came to Intuitive Surgical from Radius Ventures, a health care venture capital firm. Prior to Radius, Dr. Stoffel held positions at Credit Suisse. Dr. Stoffel received his M.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University

Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious or life-threatening complications, which may require prolonged and/or unexpected hospitalization and/or reoperation, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: injury to tissues/organs, bleeding, infection and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction/pain. Risks of surgery also include the potential for equipment failure and/or human error. Individual surgical results may vary.

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.

Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci® Surgery. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/safety. Unless otherwise noted, all people depicted are models.

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