Paul G. York MD
Weiland Professor Bioengineering and Medicine
Founding Director, Stanford Biodesign
Paul Yock is the Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine and founding co-chair of Stanford’s Department of Bioengineering, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is also founder and director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. After completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at Amherst College and Oxford, respectively,
Paul received his MD from Harvard Medical School followed by internship and residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and a fellowship in cardiology at Stanford. He began his faculty career as an interventional cardiologist at UCSF and then moved to Stanford in 1994. Paul has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, chapters and editorials, two textbooks, and over 50 US patents. He is internationally known for his work in inventing, developing, and testing new devices, including the Rapid Exchange ™ stenting and balloon angioplasty system, which is now the primary system in use worldwide. He also invented the fundamental approach to intravascular ultrasound imaging and founded Cardiovascular Imaging Systems (CVIS), later acquired by Boston Scientific.
Recent awards include the Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) Career Achievement Award, the American College of Cardiology Distinguished Scientist Award, and the National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.