David Stern
Vice President, Research & Development, St. Jude Medical

David R. Stern was the first employee of CardioMEMS, Inc., an Atlanta based medical device company that successfully developed the recently approved CardioMEMS HF System, a wireless sensing and communication technology designed to improve the management of heart failure. In June, CardioMEMS was acquired by St. Jude Medical, where Mr. Stern is now the Vice President of R&D and the Atlanta Site Leader. Prior to joining CardioMEMS, Mr. Stern was Vice President and Business Unit Manager of the Peripheral Technologies Division of C.R. Bard.

Mr. Stern is a former president and current board member of the Southeast Medical Device Association and is the Co-Chairman of Georgia Bio’s Medical Device Network. He also currently serves on the Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board.

Mr. Stern has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is the holder of 11 patents.