Noted cardiologist Dr. Billy Cohn has a passion for medical devices; as a surgeon, if he needs it, he creates it. In this excerpt from an HXTV interview, we look inside the mind of a genius as he explains the invention of a lifesaving hemodialysis catheter.

Incredible things are happening at the Center for Device Innovation, an initiative by Johnson & Johnson to leverage the resources of the Texas Medical Center and speed production of medical device prototypes.

Dr William E. (Billy) Cohn has a passion for medical device innovation and has more than 100 patents for medical inventions. He is a well-known cardiovascular surgeon, most recently involved in the development of the continuous-flow artificial heart.

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