Mike Meyer learned early on that combining technology and compassion could result in innovative devices that improve lives. Growing up with a brother who suffered from cystic fibrosis, Meyers saw the impact a well-designed therapeutic device — one engineered by the boy's own physician — could have on his quality of life. Determined to make a meaningful difference, Meyer uses his natural curiosity and problem-solving passion to be part of a team that includes doctors, Abbott colleagues and the people receiving the life-changing structural heart technology that he helps develop. Let’s get to know him. You'd describe your childhood as … I feel like I had a great childhood. I have a loving family with parents that really supported me. I loved running around with friends, playing sports and doing stuff outside. I have a brother that was born with cystic fibrosis, so I know what it is like for a family to live with medical challenges. My brother's doctor, Dr. Warren Warwick, invented a vest that uses pulsed air to vibrate the patient's lungs instead of having to do manual treatments. This vest truly changed the quality of life for my brother and our family. I think this invention was a big inspiration for me to pursue developing medical devices that can make a difference in people's lives.