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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 an 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 began his professional career as a wildland firefighter team lead in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with 6+ years of experience at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center as an award-winning Liquid Propulsion Design and Test Engineer. He specialized in utilizing metal, polymer and resin additive manufacturing while at NASA and holds NASA patents in that field. After being chosen as a George J. Mitchell Scholar, he earned a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, with a focus on Medical Device Design and earned his Private Pilot license during his time at NASA.



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