“Surgery Without a Trace”-Cal Huntzinger-03/03/2015 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
“Surgery Without a Trace”
Event Date: 
03/03/2015 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Cal Huntzinger
Event Speaker Title: 
Event Speaker Company: 
De3 MedTech, LLC
Event Speaker Bio: 

Cal Huntzinger is the principal of De3 MedTech, focusing on the definition, development and launch of medical products to solve significant unmet healthcare needs. Cal has over 30 years of experience in Medtech with 25 years of corporate middle and upper management roles including extensive experience in cutting edge technologies and strategic and marketing responsibilities. In his recent prior position he was instrumental in the development of the radiosurgery commercial strategy at Varian Medical, including the definition, development and commercial launch of the Edge, TrueBeam STx, Novalis Tx and Trilogy Tx image-guided radiosurgery platforms, with a combined market value of over $700 million dollars. In that role he also directed all marketing efforts for the Varian Surgical Sciences group.

He holds an undergrad physics degree from California State University-East Bay, an MS in Radiological Health Physics from San Jose State University and attended the Stanford/AeA Executive Institute.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Ionizing radiation has been used as a therapeutic agent for over a century. Radiation therapy has become a workhorse of contemporary cancer treatment, and is arguably one of the most effective agents. What is not widely known is that the practice of radiation therapy is undergoing dramatic changes, moving towards the emerging practice of “radiosurgery”, that allows very sophisticated completely non-invasive surgical treatments to be completed in just minutes. Cal will provide insights in the development of radiosugery, including important milestones, enabling technologies and changing clinical roles.