School of Medicine

Center for Global Surgery

Solutions Innovation

The problem of expanding access to surgical care to an additional five billion people is massive, and solving it will require unique and unprecedented ways of thinking, working, and partnering. The Center for Global Surgery is committed to creating environments that support the design of new medical technologies that disrupt expensive health care delivery systems around the world, and committed also to pioneering the processes that relate to bringing these to scale and to bear on our own health system. Furthermore, we embrace the possibility that the solutions to global problems might emerge from resource-poor settings, and endeavor to prove it.


The University of Utah hosts an annual competition for medical device innovation, called Bench 2 Bedside, which we are proud to support. Click here to learn more. 
    (credit: Salt Lake Tribune)
(photo credits: University of Utah-Health Sciences, Salt Lake Tribune)
The Center for Medical Innovation combines formal education programs, faculty and student project development, and support and facilitation of device development and commercialization. The Center creates a one-stop-shop environment that assists both the novice and experienced innovator through ideation, concept generation, intellectual property, market analysis, prototyping and testing, business plan development, and commercialization.