Los Altos, CA
Amir Belson, M.D., was the founder of Neoguide Systems, a company that developed platform technology for minimally invasive surgical procedures and was acquired by Intuitive Surgical in 2009. Belson is also the founder of Vascular Pathways, a company that developed an FDA approved vascular intervention technology that has been chosen as one of the 10 best inventions of 2009 by Popular Science magazine, Zipline Medical, a wound closure technology company, Thermocure, a minimally invasive therapeutic hypothermia technology company, Radguard Medical, a radiation protection medical device company and VasoStitch, which develops large vessel access and closure technology.
Belson graduated cum laude from the school of medicine of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, Israel. He did his pediatric residency at Dana Children’s Hospital in Tel Aviv and his pediatric nephrology fellowship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. He also served several years as a flight surgeon in Israel’s air force rescue unit before moving to the US for a three years Pediatric Nephrology fellowship and Stanford University Medical Center. Belson also spent one year as a research fellow with the Biomedical Technology Innovation Program at Stanford.
He is the author of 34 medical papers and abstracts and has more than 200 issued and pending patents.