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Paul Yock, MD

Academic Appointments

  • The Martha Meier Weiland Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering and at the GSB

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    James H Clark Center 318 Campus Dr E100 MC 5428 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 736-1161 Fax (650) 724-8696
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 736-1161
    Alternate Contact
    Mary Gorman Executive Assistant Tel Work 650-736-1161
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview


Yock began his faculty career as an interventional cardiologist at UC San Francisco and then moved to Stanford in 1994. Yock is known for his work in inventing, developing and testing new devices, including the Rapid Exchange balloon angioplasty system. The main focus of his research program has been in the field of intravascular ultrasound. He authored the fundamental patents for intravascular ultrasound imaging and conducted the initial clinical trials. Yock directs the Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions, which is a core facility for development and testing of new devices in cardiovascular medicine. The center focuses on early-stage concepts for new technologies, providing a clearinghouse where these ideas can be refined and tested in animal models and clinical studies. Recently Yock and colleagues have launched the Program in Biodesign, a new interschool initiative at Stanford that focuses on the invention and development of new medical technologies.

Clinical Focus

  • Cardiology (Heart)
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Bioengineering (2003 - 2006)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering (2013 - present)

Professional Education

Internship: UCSF Medical Center CA (1980)
Residency: UCSF Medical Center CA (1982)
Medical Education: Harvard Medical School MA (1979)
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1985)
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center CA (1985)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1982)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Device development and testing in interventional, cardiology including angioplasty, atherectomy, and stents;, intravascular ultrasound: development and clinical trials; advanced, coronary imaging techniques including x-ray topography; coronary, hemodynamics especially velocity and pressure measurements


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