Medtronic hires social-media-minded chief medical officer for its gastrointestinal unit

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 holds a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“I am thrilled to be joining Medtronic at such an innovative time in healthcare and especially in the gastrointestinal space, helping to deliver on what is a promising future for those in need of innovative GI care around the world,” Chiang said in a news release. “I look forward to joining a world-renowned team of brilliant engin…

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