Mentorship: A Conversation with John Simpson, Paul Yock and Kate Garrett


Date and Time 
January 27, 2021
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Online via Zoom
General Public
Event Sponsor 
Biodesign Program, Stanford University Libraries

The venerable Oxford English Dictionary defines a mentor as “a person who offers support and guidance to another.” But what is mentorship exactly? What do mentors do, and how do they shape lives and careers?

Please join us for the first in a series of conversations hosted by the Silicon Valley Archives. The topic is mentorship. Three distinguished leaders in the field of medical technology with interlinked mentoring relationships will speak. Our panelists are John Simpson, whose invention of the over-the-wire catheter and entrepreneurship redefined interventional cardiology; Prof. Paul Yock, who developed a series of devices that revolutionized angioplasty and founded the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign to train others in health technology innovation; and Kate Garrett, a former Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellow who founded Ciel Medical out of the program and currently serves as Assistant Director of the Biodesign Innovation Fellowship and as a managing partner at Sonder Capital.

This conversation will be led by Leslie Berlin, historian of the Silicon Valley Archives and author most recently of Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's coming of age (Simon & Schuster, 2017).

Please register for this virtual event using the RSVP form.