Lecture / Reading


Sponsored by Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford School of Medicine, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
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Stanford Biodesign launched the From the Innovator’s Workbench speaker’s series in 2003 to enable the Stanford Biodesign community and the public to learn from the greatest health technology innovators of our time. With multiple Innovator’s Workbench events held annually, each one features an individual or a panel of innovators being interviewed about their innovation process, insights, and perspectives on the changing healthcare landscape.

This event will feature Joe Almeida, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Baxter International Inc. David Cassak, a renowned healthcare journalist, is the moderator of the event.

Almeida assumed his current responsibilities in January 2016. He is now leading Baxter through a period of dynamic transformation powered by accelerated innovation, operational excellence and strategic execution. Prior to joining Baxter, Almeida was chairman, president and CEO of Covidien plc from 2012 through 2015. He previously served as president of Covidien's Medical Devices organization, and in several senior leadership roles at Covidien's predecessor, Tyco Healthcare. He has also held leadership positions at Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, American Home Products' Acufex Microsurgical division, and Johnson & Johnson's Professional Products division. Almeida is a member of the board of directors of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., a Carlyle Group Company. He also serves on the board of trustees of Partners in Health.

A native of Brazil, Almeida received a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia.

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