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

Ami Dudzinski Mehr, 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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Andrew Greenfield, President, Abiomed

“It’s all I want to do now,” says Andrew, about working in the medtech industry. With an undergraduate degree and MBA, he applied his business background to healthcare in order to find a meaningful career. Motivated by improving upon options for patients and seeing innovation come to life, Andrew is driven to do better each day.  

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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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Jim Biggins, CEO, Access Vascular

Jim found his passion for plastics engineering at an early age and was driven to apply his knowledge to the medical device field to help those in his family with health issues. Today, he is proud to lead an organization where through creation and innovation, he and his team bring products to life that help patients. Because of the impact devices can make on people, Jim says, “This is the only thing that I could be doing.”

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W. David Lee, Lumicell

David worked in the high-tech industry building semiconductors for consumer products for the majority of his career, but when his wife, Ramsey, was diagnosed and passed away from breast cancer in 2003, he knew he was destined for something different. It has become his life goal to “improve breast cancer care. Period.”

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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.