This excerpt taken from the ISRG DEF 14A filed Mar 6, 2009.
Class II Directors Continuing in Office until the 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Robert W. Duggan has been a member of our Board of Directors since our acquisition of Computer Motion in June 2003. Prior to our acquisition of Computer Motion, Mr. Duggan had been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Computer Motion since 1990 and Chief Executive Officer since 1997. Mr. Duggan is currently the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pharmacyclics, a pharmaceutical company that focuses on the treatment of cancer and immune-mediated diseases. Mr. Duggan has been a member of the Board of Directors at Pharmacyclics since September 2007. Mr. Duggan is the Founder of the investment firm Robert W. Duggan & Associates. Mr. Duggan has been a private venture investor for more than 30 years and has participated as a director of, investor in and advisor to numerous small and large businesses in the medical equipment, computer local and wide area network, PC hardware and software distribution, digital encryption, consumer retail goods and outdoor media communication industries. Mr. Duggan has also assisted in corporate planning, capital formation and management for his various investments. He received the Congressmans Medal of Merit and in 2000 he was named a Knight of the Legion of Honor by President Jacques Chirac. He is a member of the University of California at Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees.
Dr. Floyd D. Loop is currently retired. Until his retirement in 2004, Dr. Loop served the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 35 years, holding leadership positions including Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Governors (1989-2004). Dr. Loop and his colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic were responsible for developing the use of arterial conduits in coronary artery surgery, for innovations in valve repair and for pioneering technical improvements for re-operations. Dr. Loop has served as the President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, as a Director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and as a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. He has received Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Cleveland State University, St. Louis University and Purdue University. Dr. Loop is an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon, a recipient of the American Heart Association Citation for International Service, and the American College of Cardiology Cummings Humanitarian Award. Dr. Loop received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his M.D. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. His postgraduate training was at George Washington, the U.S. Air Force at Andrews Air Force Base and at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Loop currently serves on the public boards of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and Athersys, Inc., and other private corporate boards.
George J. Stalk is currently a Senior Advisor at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the Toronto Office. Prior to that, until December 2008, Mr. Stalk served as a Senior Partner at BCG. Mr. Stalk started with BCG in Boston in 1978 and has been with the firms Tokyo and Chicago offices as well. Mr. Stalk received a BS in
Engineering Mechanics from the University of Michigan, MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Stalk has led BCGs worldwide innovation efforts and co-authored several best-selling books on business strategy including Kaisha: the Japanese Corporation, Competing Against Time, Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win? and Five Future Strategies You Need Right Now.