Dr. James Wall was born in London, England and immigrated to the United States at a young age, attending high school in Mobile, Alabama. He received an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and completed General Surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco. His research interest is in the design, development and analysis of surgical devices. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Biodeisgn program and holds a masters degree in Bioengineering from Stanford University. He spent a year learning minimally invasive surgical techniques in Strasbourg France prior to starting his pediatric surgery fellowship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in July 2011.