Gretchen Purcell Jackson

Vice President & Scientific Medical Officer, Intuitive Surgical
President & Board Chair, AMIA

Gretchen Jackson, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.M.I., F.A.M.I.A., is vice president and scientific medical officer at Intuitive and an associate professor of surgery, pediatrics, and biomedical informatics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Jackson is an internationally recognized biomedical informatician and accomplished clinical surgeon with over 30 years of contributions to informatics research, innovations in health information technologies, and surgical science. She is a president and chair of the board of directors for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI) and the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA). She is also an elected member of the Society for University Surgeons, the Southern Surgical Association, and the American Surgical Association.  

Before joining Intuitive in 2022, Jackson was the chief health and science officer for IBM Watson Health and before that, Watson Health’s chief science officer.  

Jackson earned a B.S. in electrical engineering, an M.D., and her Ph.D. in medical information sciences from Stanford University.

Gretchen Jackson