2014STheodorePierrePierre Theodore is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Medical School as the  Van Auken Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery.  Dr. Theodore’s chief research interest is the application of technologic solutions to pressing problems in modern medicine.  Dr. Theodore is a founder of Parnassus Medical dedicated to innovation in efficiency-driven medical communication platforms in healthcare.   He has engaged in leading research regarding the use optical head mounted computers in surgical care.  In addition to his role as an academic surgeon and healthcare technology innovator,  Dr.  Theodore serves as a Lieutenant Commander the US Navy Reserve and is on the board of Catholic Charities  Catholic Youth Organization.