Dr. Frederic Moll co-founded Intuitive Surgical with John Freund and Rob Younge, and was Founder & CEO of Hansen Medical. He was a board member of Mako Surgical until its sale in 2013.  During his surgical residency, he invented the safety trocar, which helped make general laparoscopic surgery possible. Dr. Moll is currently the founder, Chairman and CEO of Auris Health, which was formerly known as Auris Surgical Robotics.
Dr. Moll holds a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in management from Stanford University, and an M.D. degree from the University of Washington.
in 2002 Moll and Younge were EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award Recipients for the Northern California Region. 
- : "Northern California 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) Award Recipients Announced at June 21 Gala; Local Entrepreneurs Recognized for Their Vital Roles in the Business Community.." The Free Library. 2002 PR Newswire Association LLC 13 Apr. 2015 http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Northern+California+2002+Ernst+%26+Young+Entrepreneur+Of+The+Year(R)...-a087719174
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