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Enjoy these stories from heroes in our industry and learn about how medical technology has impacted their lives.

Why Medtech Featuring ZOLL Employees

ZOLL’s medical devices, software and related services are used worldwide to diagnose and treat patients suffering from serious cardiopulmonary and respiratory conditions. ZOLL employees are passionate about improving patient outcomes and helping save lives.

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Catherine Bouthillier, Senior Manager, Healthcare Corporate Partnerships, PracticePoint, WPI

Having a brother who was born prematurely, Catherine saw firsthand the importance of research and innovation on quality of life and outcomes. That exposure, paired with an interest in helping others, set her down the path of pursuing a career as a pediatrician. When her father was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, she changed her course of study to communication in order to finish earlier to help at home. With that degree she entered corporate America but after many successful but demanding years, she found herself burnt out and sought a more rewarding opportunity. Marrying her love for research with her natural relationship skills, today she is thankful to make a meaningful impact on a daily basis in the medtech industry.

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Ami Dudzinski Mehr VP, Strategy, CDMS MedTech, Veeva Systems, Breast Cancer & Brain Tumor Survivor 

Ami didn’t find medtech. Medtech found her. Working to develop software to help with clinical trials, she never thought she would be a patient herself. But in 2014 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy with reconstruction. Then again five years later, she found out she had a brain tumor and through the use of over 1,000 medical devices and a 26-hour surgery, her life was saved yet again. Today, she dedicates her life to the industry that saved hers and strives to help other patients like her.

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Jorge Ferrer, Senior Vice President of Clinical Research and Strategy, Lumicell

After attending school in Puerto Rico, Jorge pursued a career in the technology sector, which to his dismay, left him unfulfilled. He decided on MIT for his doctorate, which connected him to the life changing work he is doing today to help those with cancer. Working collaboratively with technology and clinical leaders, he is now impacting the standards of cancer care.

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Dr. John Martin, Butterfly Network

Leveraging Butterfly's point-of-care ultrasound technology, Dr. John Martin discovered a metastatic tumor in the back of his throat, dubbing himself “patient number one.”

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We have all been impacted by the medical device technology industry in different ways. We want to hear from you about how it has improved your quality of life – or even saved your life or that of a loved one. Work in the medtech industry? Your story matters! Share what drives you and you’ll help create awareness of the industry you love.