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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.


Jerry J. McNamara
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing


Jerry McNamara, Senior Vice President, Woldwide Sales

Jerome J. McNamara joined Intuitive Surgical in April 1999. In July 2007, Mr. McNamara was promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Mr. McNamara was the Vice President at Valleylab. Prior to Valleylab, Mr. McNamara worked at United States Surgical Corporation for nearly 17 years where he held positions in senior sales management, marketing and national accounts. Mr. McNamara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Biology.


Dave J. Rosa
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific 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 2013, Mr. Rosa assumed the position of Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs and, in 2014, he was appointed 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.



Jim Alecxih
Senior Vice President, Sales-Americas/Australia


Sal Brogna, Vice President, Engineering

Jim Alecxih joined Intuitive Surgical in September 2000 as Area Sales Manager, Texas and Central U.S. He was promoted to Director, National Accounts, in September 2002; to Director, Southeast U.S., in May 2003 and to Vice President, Eastern Area Sales in October 2003. He was then promoted to Vice President, US Sales in January 2007 and to Senior Vice President, Sales – Americas/Australia in January 2010. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Mr. Alecxih was a Regional Business Director for Indigo, the start-up urology division of Johnson & Johnson. Before joining Indigo, Mr. Alecxih worked as a Sales Representative for UltraCision, the start-up medical device manufacturer that developed the Harmonic Scalpel. Prior to this, he worked for Automated Instruments, a Division of U.S. Surgical. Mr. Alecxih received his B.A. in Business from LeTourneau University in Longview, TX


Salvatore J. Brogna
Senior Vice President, Product Development


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 2010, Mr. Brogna was promoted to the position of 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 is a graduate of Clarkson University where he earned a BS and a MS in Mechanical Engineering.


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.


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.


Paige A. Bischoff
Vice President, Corporate Communications


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.


Nancy L. Hill
Vice President, Human Resources


Nancy Hill, Vice President, Human Resources

Nancy L. Hill joined Intuitive Surgical in April 2011. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Ms. Hill was the Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources at LifeScan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson medical device company providing blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery devices, from 2002 to 2011. Ms. Hill has over 20 years of Human Resources experience , including a broad range of HR leadership roles at Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), Tandem Computers and several start-up companies (CoSine Communications, Inc. and ParcPlace-Digitalk). Ms. Hill received a B.A. degree in English and Communications at Bowling Green State University and is a Certified Executive Coach. She has a passion for people and has demonstrated HR leadership by growing global companies, developing leaders and building exceptional teams.


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.

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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