Thomas M. Krummel, MD


Thomas M. Krummel, M.D.

Director and Chief Medical Advisor

Dr. Krummel is the Emile Holman Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. Dr. Krummel’s research interests are in fetal healing, cellular and biochemical mechanisms, and surgical innovation. Over the last two decades, he has also been a pioneer in the application of information technology to enhance the quality and safety of surgical education and reduce its staggering cost.  In collaboration with computer scientists, engineers and industry he has participated in the development of several surgical trainers and has begun the systematic study of their use and efficacy in surgical education.  For this work he received a 1999 Smithsonian Information Technology Innovators Award.

Dr. Krummel is a member of a number of professional societies including the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Society for Clinical Surgery, and the American Surgical Association.  In 1997 he was named a Director of the American Board of Surgery.  He has served in leadership positions in many surgical organizations, and has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Dr. Krummel has lectured throughout the world and is author or co-author of over a hundred publications and/or book chapters.

Dr. Krummel completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin with a medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  His surgical residency was at the Medical College of Virginia with a Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh followed by a Research Fellowship both at MCV and UCSF.  Following five years on the faculty at MCV he was named Professor of Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief at the Children’s Hospital. Before moving to Stanford in 1998, he was named in 1994 John A. and Marian T. Waldhausen Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at University Hospitals.

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