James Wall, MD

Co-Investigator & Biodesign Lead, UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Stanford University
Assistant Director, Innovation Fellowship, Stanford Biodesign

Dr. Wall is a pediatric surgeon at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital and Assistant Director of the Innovation Fellowship Program at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, where he mentors and advises new entrepreneurs through all aspects of medical device development, from identifying clinical needs to commercialization. He will bring lead the collaboration between the UCSF-Stanford PDC and Biodesign program, which has trained thousands of students and fellows since its founding in 2001.

Dr. Wall’s specific areas of investigational interest include the design and development process of medical devices as well as the translation of minimally invasive technologies into pediatric surgical practice. As a member of a team at the IRCAD Institute in France, he performed the laboratory, engineering, and animal groundwork for several procedures.

As a practicing pediatric surgeon, Dr. Wall has contributed as an investigator on multiple clinical studies for minimally invasive pediatric surgical techniques and created a clinical program in flexible endoscopic surgery in children. His team has safely translated devices and techniques from adult surgery to small children, including the first Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy performed in the United States in 2013.

Dr. Wall has collaborated with multiple medical device companies across a spectrum of clinical needs, including epidural anesthesia, pediatric surgery, venous statis, and umbilical catheters. He was the inventor, founder, CEO, and Chief Medical Officer of InSite Medical Technologies.