Pierre R. Theodore is Vice President, Therapeutic Area Expert, Thoracic Surgical Oncology for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. In this role, he is responsible to help accelerate innovation, advance the standard of care within early stage science and to elevate existing and adjacent technologies. Additionally, Dr. Theodore is a Health Sciences Associate Professor of Surgery and the Van Auken Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery at The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Theodore was Associate Professor of Surgery and the Van Auken Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery at The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. In addition, he served as the Director of Thoracic Surgery at the Saint Mary’s Medical Center. He has over two decades of experience in cardiothoracic surgery, surgical education, entrepreneurship and innovation. Pierre’s practice focused on minimally invasive surgical approaches in thoracic surgery, interventional pulmonary procedures, and Global Surgery initiatives to expand surgical capacity in low-income countries.
Pierre has engaged in innovation across a wide range of domains including: informatics technology, surgical oncology, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Pierre has founded and served in leadership roles in several start-up companies devoted to health information technology and integrated care and is a co-inventor of several medical devices and drug delivery platforms.
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