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Intuitive Surgical named Gary Guthart CEO

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Sunnyvale, Ca., USA - October 23, 2009, Sunnyvale, Ca., USA - Intuitive Surgical, Inc., a medical devices company, announced that Gary Guthart, President and COO, has been named President and CEO, effective January 1, 2010.

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Dr. Guthart joined Intuitive Surgical, Inc. in April 1996 and became Vice President, Engineering in November 1999. He was promoted to Sr. Vice President, Product Operations in January 2002. Previously, Dr. Guthart was part of the core team developing foundation technology for computer enhanced-surgery at SRI International (formally Stanford Research Institute). While at SRI, he also developed technologies for vibration and acoustic control of large-scale systems.

Upon receiving his doctorate degree from the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Guthart was honored with the Richard Bruce Chapman Memorial Award. In addition, Dr. Guthart received a BS in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated magna cum laude and an MS and Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology.

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