James Wall

James Wall

Bio:   Dr. James Wall is a pediatric surgeon who focuses on minimally-invasive approaches to children’s surgery. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship. His research focuses on how to educate others to design and develop health technology, as well as on flexible endoscopic surgery in children. He has developed multiple health technologies including a novel epidural needle, a protection device for umbilical catheters, and a wearable leg compression system. James currently holds the roles of director of Program Development for the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, chairman of the perioperative value analysis committee for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and co-director of the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium. James graduated from Tulane University with an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and has a masters in bioengineering from Stanford. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed a general surgery residency training program at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the IRCAD institute in France followed by a Pediatric Surgery fellowship at Stanford.

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pediatric Surgery (2013) CA
  • Residency: UCSF General Surgery Residency (2010) CA
  • Internship: UCSF General Surgery Residency (2009) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery (2015)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2010)
  • Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania (2003) PA
  • Biodesign Fellowship, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2007)
  • Masters of Bioengineering, Stanford University (2008)

Honors & Awards

  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Teaching Award, Division of Pediatric Surgery (2016)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Director, Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2014 - 2019)
  • Chairman Value Based Selection Committee, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2015 - Present)
  • Director, UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium (2018 - Present)
  • Director, Program Development, Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2019 - Present)