Your 20-words-ish resume … BSE (Duke), PhD (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine), MBA (Cornell). Product development leader at several implantable medical device companies and start-ups — mostly in the cardiac space — culminating in my becoming part of Abbott through the acquisition of Nanostim by St. Jude Medical. Why this work, what drew you to it … From as early as I can remember, I always loved the engineering of the human body (i.e., 'how' it worked). In parallel, my strong interest in how the heart functioned (or didn't) was likely shaped quite significantly by family events: My paternal grandfather died from a heart attack when he was just 38 (when my father was just 6), and my father had his first cardiac event and bypass surgery when he was 39 (when I was around 10). Thus was born my passion for engineering inquiries into cardiac electrophysiology and its dysfunction, as well as for inventing and developing means to treat those dysfunctions.