Gary S. Guthart

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Gary S. Guthart

Gary S. Guthart

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Intuitive Surgical, Inc.


Gary S. Guthart is President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Dr. Guthart is also on the board of Illumina, Inc. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate and a graduate degree from California Institute of Technology.

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Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

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Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chair at Line 6, Inc.

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board of Directors at Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Author-it Software Corp. Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Barefoot Networks, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Illumina, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer Emeritus at City of Hope - California

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Venture Partner at Frazier Management LLC

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Independent Chairwoman of the Board at Affymetrix, Inc.

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Vice President & Director, Japan at Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

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Advisor at Medocity, Inc.

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Gary S. Guthart
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
B.S. in Engineering

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

MS in Engineering Science

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
1996 - Current

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of da Vinci Surgical Systems, and related instruments and accessories for invasive surgery. Its products include Da Vinci and Ion. The company was founded by Frederic H. Moll, John Gordon Freund, and Robert G. Younge in November 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.


SRI International is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit research institute conducting client-sponsored research and development for government, industry, foundations, and other organizations. SRI’s 2012 revenues were approximately $545 million. Our work spans research, development, and deployment. We also bring our R&D innovations to the marketplace by licensing our intellectual property, creating new ventures, and providing products and services. Since our founding in 1946 by Stanford University, SRI has been committed to discovery and to the application of science and technology for knowledge, commerce, prosperity, and peace. SRI became independent of the university in 1970, and we changed our name to SRI International in 1977. Leadership With representatives from the nonprofit and commercial sectors, a prestigious and active Board of Directors governs SRI. Our executive team creates and leads programs to solve clients' increasingly complex challenges. The team has a broad base of knowledge in science, engineering, and technology innovation, coupled with expertise in policy, growth, and business strategy. SRI International Staff SRI employs 2,500 people worldwide, including scientists, engineers, technologists, policy researchers, and corporate and support staff. More than 40 percent of our people have advanced educational degrees, and many are renowned leaders in their fields. Our seven R&D divisions and other groups are organized around broad disciplines and capabilities. Meet some of our staff members, and if you are interested in joining us visit Careers at SRI. SRI has spun off more than 50 ventures such as Siri, Intuitive Surgical, Nuance Communications, and Tout. mobile radar equipment

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Rank #33
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #108
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
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Gary S. Guthart is affiliated with Intuitive Surgical, Inc., SRI International

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