Medtronic GI CMO Dr. Austin Chiang
Dr. Austin Chiang is chief medical officer of Medtronic’s Gastrointestinal business [Photo courtesy of Medtronic]

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today said it has hired Dr. Austin Chiang as the first chief medical officer of the medical device maker’s gastrointestinal business.

Chiang is an assistant professor of medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and director of the Endoscopic Bariatric Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, both in Philadelphia. He has a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Chiang holds the unusual position of chief medical social media officer of Jefferson Health, reflecting his advocacy for using online channels for education and outreach about GI-related conditions and current events in healthcare.

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