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Starling Surgical | Travis Davis + Cyrus Doctor

Starling Surgical | Travis Davis + Cyrus Doctor

To change the way surgical wounds are closed within 5 years.

At Trinity College Dublin, Starling Surgical is developing the optimum wound closure device.

We are developing a device that will provide superior results to meticulously performed surgical sutures at the speed and convenience of a skin stapler.



Cyrus Doctor | CEO

Cyrus is a Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in medical device innovation.

He graduated from Imperial College School of Business in 2004 with a degree in Management and Medical Sciences and graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2007 when he was also awarded and Associate of Imperial College Degree. Cyrus went on to become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2011.

He has an interest in surgical research and has several peer review publications in different areas of surgery.

In August 2014, he took a sabbatical from Clinical Medicine and was sponsored by Boston Scientific to partake in the Bioinnovate fellowship. Shortly after returning to Trauma and Orthoapedic surgery he identified a clinical need and conceived the concept for a device which later won the Cleveland Clinic Innovators award and has now become the project that launched Starling surgical.

Travis Davis | CTO

Travis is a former patented National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research and design engineer. His previous background spans liquid propulsion design and test program management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering with a Medical Device Design focus from Trinity College Dublin.  



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