Benjamin E. Padilla, MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Principal Investigator

Michael Harrison, MD, is internationally renowned for his expertise and pioneering innovation in pediatric and fetal surgery. Dr. Harrison served as Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco for over 20 years, where he established the first Fetal Treatment Center in the U.S. In 2009 he founded the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium (PDC), now the country’s longest running FDA-sponsored PDC program. As the UCSF-Stanford PDC since 2018, the program is dedicated to developing innovative medical devices for unmet needs in children. Dr. Harrison is the inventor of numerous devices enabling new and paradigm-changing pediatric and fetal surgical procedures, including the Magnetic Mini-Mover for minimally invasive pectus excavatum correction and Magnamosis for repair of neonatal esophageal atresia.

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