President and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors
Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of medical, engineering, scientific and management experience. He became Chief Executive Officer of Intuitive in January 2010. He served as President, starting in July 2007, and before that served as Chief Operating Officer and held various engineering management roles during his more than two decades at the company.
Prior to Intuitive, Dr. Guthart was part of the core team developing foundational technology for computer enhanced-surgery at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute). While at SRI, he also developed technologies for vibration and acoustic control of large-scale systems. Dr. Guthart has served on the Board of Directors of Illumina, Inc. since December 2017 and previously served on the Board of Directors of Affymetrix, Inc. from May 2009 until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in March 2016.
Dr. Guthart received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology.