Senior Vice President and General Manager, Instruments and Accessories
Bob DeSantis has more than 25 years leading the development, commercialization and production of novel technologies for the surgical community. DeSantis started his career at U.S. Surgical and helped develop laparoscopic technologies enabling the first wave of minimally invasive surgery. At Covidien, he led the group that first commercialized single port surgery (SILS). As Senior Vice President and General Manager, Instruments and Accessories at Intuitive, DeSantis leads the Instrument and Accessory business unit charged with identifying, developing and producing products and solutions to enable robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery.
Bob DeSantis earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo. He also holds the Certificate in Innovation Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.