The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) announces that Andrew Fish, JD, has been appointed as president and CEO, effective July 20. Fish succeeds Pamela Goldberg who is stepping down after leading the organization for four years.

Fish joins MDIC following his most recent tenure as executive director, Center for Digital Health, and head of sector initiatives at AdvaMed, where he expanded the association’s digital health membership and scope of work while supporting the center’s Executive Leadership Group. 

Previously, Fish served as the first executive director of AdvaMedDx, AdvaMed’s corporate division focused on in vitro diagnostics, and subsequently as AdvaMed’s chief strategy officer, overseeing the association’s global and domestic policy departments and providing thought leadership on the fast-evolving role of medical technology across all care delivery settings. Fish has demonstrated consistent success in developing effective public policies and achieving advocacy goals in numerous areas of healthcare regulation and delivery.

“Over the past several months the board conducted an extensive search for a CEO with substantial experience in building and leading cross-sectional teams and a passion for medical device innovation. With his exceptional track record of leading and growing organizations with a commitment to advancing innovative patient care, Andrew is the ideal leader for MDIC as we continue to collaborate with our partners to advance science and enable transformational medical technology to shape the future,” says MDIC Board Chairman Jijo James MD, chief medical officer, med-tech and external innovation at Johnson & Johnson.

“CDRH congratulates Andy Fish on his appointment as the new president and CEO of MDIC. We look forward to working with Andy and our continued collaboration and partnership with MDIC to support medical device safety and innovation in the interest of patient health,” says Jeffrey Shuren MD, JD, director, of the U.S. FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

MDIC, through its public-private partnership among government and regulatory agencies, nonprofits, and the medical device industry, aims to advance regulatory science and bring innovative technologies to patients. MDIC coordinates the development of methods, tools, and resources used in managing the medical device lifecycle to improve patient access to cutting-edge medical technology.

In accepting the position as CEO, Fish says: “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead MDIC by serving as president and CEO. I look forward to bringing together medical devices and diagnostics stakeholders and leveraging our collective expertise, resources, and data to create new methods, tools, approaches, and standards that will assist in developing safe and effective medical technologies for patients everywhere.”