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  • Jagannath Padmanabhan

    Jagannath Padmanabhan

    Instructor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioJagannath (Jagan) Padmanabhan, Ph.D. is an Instructor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. He is a bioengineer by training (M.Eng., Cornell University, 2011; Ph.D., Yale University, 2016) and works as a project lead for translational and clinical research projects with Dr. Geoffrey C. Gurtner, the Inaugural Vice Chairman of Surgery for Innovation at Stanford University. Jagan's research expertise spans the fields of wound care, medical devices & MedTech. His research work has led to 29 published manuscripts and multiple patent applications (US10213144B2; PCT/US2021/053992). Over the past five years, Jagan has been invited to critically evaluate scientific manuscripts by 30 different journals.

    Jagan is passionate about biomedical innovation and Industry-Academia collaborations. He recently coordinated a department-wide effort and partnered with Silicon Valley MedTech experts for a unique summer program on biomedical innovation. He also runs a blog for scientists, seekers, and skeptics at

    Quick fact: Four languages and counting.