H

ow does a woman rise to the stratosphere of the medical device industry in male-dominated Silicon Valley? Dr. Catherine Mohr — an MIT-trained engineer and Stanford-trained surgeon — followed her passion: making things.

Mohr, 49, is vice president of strategy Intuitive Surgical, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company that has ridden the popular da Vinci surgical robot to a dominant market position.

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