Company

Executive Leadership

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. Dr. Guthart has been the Chief Executive Officer since January 2010. 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 served as a member of the Board of Directors of Affymetrix, Inc. from May 2009 until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in March 2016. 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. Mr. Rosa served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since June 2015. In 2014, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. In 2013, Mr. Rosa assumed the position of Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs. 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. Mr. Rosa graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. He also holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Rosa serves on the boards of directors’ compensation committees for Kardium, a private company based in Vancouver, Canada focused on the treatment of atrial fibrillation, and for Arterys, a private company based in San Francisco, California focused on using artificial intelligence to improve the evaluation of radiologic images. Mr. Rosa also serves as chairman of the board of the joint venture between Intuitive Surgical and Fosun Pharma based in Shanghai, China.


Salvatore J. Brogna
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Sal Brogna, Vice President, Engineering

Salvatore J. Brogna joined Intuitive Surgical as Director, Mechanical Engineering, in October 1999. Mr. Brogna was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2017. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Product Operations from June 2015. During his previous years at Intuitive, he was Senior Vice President of Product Development and Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, 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 B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.


Myriam J. Curet, M.D.
Executive 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. Dr. Curet was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, in November 2017. She served as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer from February 2014. For more than 17 years, Dr. Curet has also held a faculty position at Stanford University School of Medicine, serving as a Clinical Professor of Surgery since October 2015 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.


Marshall L. Mohr
Senior Vice President and 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. ("Adaptec"). 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 boards of directors of Plantronics, Inc. and Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. He also serves on the board of the joint venture between Intuitive Surgical and Fosun Pharma based in Shanghai, China.


Mark J. Meltzer
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and 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. ("FoxHollow") from October 2004 to December 2007. 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.


Mark Johnson
Senior Vice President, Regulatory and 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.


Bob DeSantis
Senior Vice President, Instruments and Accessories


Bob DeSantis, Senior Vice President, Instruments and Accessories

Bob DeSantis joined Intuitive Surgical in January 2013 as Vice President, Research and Development, Instruments and Accessories Engineering. In November 2015, Mr. DeSantis was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Instruments and Accessories. In this position, Mr. DeSantis is responsible for managing the development of new technology from design to market as well as production engineering support for the instrument and accessory portfolio. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Mr. DeSantis spent almost twenty years in the medical device industry, holding positions at several companies, including US Surgical and most recently at Covidien, where he last served as the Vice President, Research and Development for the mechanical and energy instrument businesses. Mr. DeSantis holds a B.S. and M.S.in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. DeSantis also holds a certificate in Innovation Management from MIT.


Brian Miller, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Systems and Vision


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 a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Iowa State University and M.S. and doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.


Colin Morales
Senior Vice President, Secondary Market Equipment and Service


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.


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 B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oregon and a M.B.A from Colorado State University.