The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), announced that CVRx’s President and CEO Nadim Yared has been named chairman of the MDIC Board of Directors and Executive Committee for a two-year term. Yared has served on the MDIC Board of Directors since 2013. He will succeed Abiomed President and CEO, Michael Minogue who will remain on the board.
“Since its inception, MDIC has worked to transform regulatory processes to deliver critical, innovative medical technologies in a timely manner to U.S. patients who need them,” says Yared. “I am excited to take on this role as Chairman of the Board for MDIC, and to work alongside fellow board members, MDIC leadership, and its membership as we deepen the organization’s commitment to bring together government, industry, and non-profit partners to support timely, safe, and cost-effective medical device innovation.”
Yared is currently president and CEO of CVRx, a private company that has developed an implantable medical device to treat high blood pressure. He previously served as vice president and general manager of Medtronic Navigation, the leading supplier of integrated image-guided surgery products in the world. He joined Medtronic Navigation in 2002 after a 10-year career with GE Medical, where he held engineering and marketing management positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and general manager of GE’s European x-ray business.
“Nadim has extensive experience in the medtech industry and has made significant contributions as a member of MDIC’s Board of Directors over the past six years,” adds Pamela Goldberg, president and CEO of MDIC. “I look forward to working even more closely with Nadim as we continue to accelerate patient access to innovative medical technologies.”