Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D.
Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D. has been director since December 2017. Dr. Guthart is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Intuitive Surgical, a global leader in the field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. He joined Intuitive Surgical in April 1996 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since January 2010. In July 2007, he was promoted to President, having 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.
Dr. Guthart 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.