Dan E. Azagury, MD, graduated from medical school in Geneva in 2001 and then completed surgical residency at the Geneva University Hospital. His focus during training was laparoscopy and bariatric surgery, as well as questioning current perioperative management habits such as postoperative nutrition. During this time, he kept a passion for innovation and design, winning second place in a BBraun suture design competition in Switzerland. After completing surgical training and board certification Dan E. Azagury decided to pursue this innovation route further and went to Boston for a research fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. This fellowship mostly focused on novel endoscopic techniques and device development. Amongst other projects, he participated in the development and experimentation of magnetic anastomoses in the gastrointestinal tract, a gastrointestinal bleeding sensor and endovascular bleeding therapies. He also designed a novel surgical device during that time. He extended his Boston experience with a clinical fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at the same institution, the following year. He then decided to further explore his passion for innovation and became a fellow at the Biodesign Fellowship in innovation at Stanford University. This team based fellowship with 3 engineers resulted in two main inventions and projects in the fields of urology and intensive care and the creation of two startup companies. Dan extended his stay at Stanford and focus on the intensive care project with Kate Garrett, his co-fellow during the fellowship. Kate is now CEO of their company, Ciel medical. Dan is now back on faculty in Geneva, in charge of Bariatric surgery at Geneva’s University Hospital and working on innovation projects and programs in collaboration with multiple institutions.