Homero Rivas, MD, MBA, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, and the Director of Innovative Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been involved in Mobile Health for nearly five years. Co-Founder of Apps4Patients, small startup who has designed and created several mobile phone applications for patients. They have also undertaken research projects exploring software development of HTLM5 platforms to improve safety in the operating room and for technical assessment of surgeons and surgeons in training.

Dr. Rivas has also developed numerous pilot programs with mHealth and Tele-Medicine for non-insured Hispanics in the Bay Area. Dr. Rivas has been involved in all of these ventures either as an entrepreneur or as an academician. As a digestive surgeon, he has 13 years of experience, and has been part of Stanford’s General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery faculty since March 2010. Before then, he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX for five years. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a pioneer and leader in numerous state-of-the art innovative techniques of minimal access surgery including: Single incision laparoscopic surgery; natural orifice surgery; robotic surgery, and more. He has been involved in minimal access surgery both nationally in the U.S. and internationally in nearly all continents, as a surgeon-in-training, a practicing surgeon and also as teacher of other surgeons. He holds an MBA from the Cox School of Business at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.