Mestek - Medical Device Marketing

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My mission is to educate students on current industry practices for health technology commercialization.

Collaborations and Tools

My teaching approach uses a combination of interactive lectures, conversations with industry leaders, and individual student mentorship. My key collaborator is Dr. Robin Shandas.

Work We Do

The goal of my teaching is to complement students' technical bioengineering knowledge by providing recent and practical knowledge on how healthcare technology innovations are brought to market in the United States and around the world.

I am the US Marketing Director for Medtronic’s Boulder, Colorado-headquartered Patient Monitoring business. My team and I are responsible for bringing to market non-invasive monitoring technologies designed to help clinicians reduce patient complications. I joined Medtronic in 2009 and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility in Research and Development, Clinical Research and Medical Science and Global Marketing.

In addition to my role in industry, I serve on the The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design External Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the Colorado BioScience Institute, an educational non-profit. I'm also an International Needs Assessor for Project C.U.R.E., a non-profit that distributes donated medical equipment and supplies to resource-limited communities across the globe.

Prior to joining Medtronic, I was a Research Fellow and National Institutes of Health trainee in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder where I conducted translational research on how lifestyle modification improves cardiovascular and metabolic health.

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