65 women leaders of medtech companies

The C-suites and board rooms in the medtech industry are becoming more diverse, with women taking on top leadership roles in large and small medtech companies. Here are 65 women leaders of medtech companies to know.

This list was compiled through recommendations and editorial research.

Amy Baxter, MD. Founder and CEO of MMJ Labs (Atlanta).

Yin C. Becker. Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs and Strategic Marketing of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.).

Jeanne M. Blondia. Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.).

Pamela Bonnett. Chief Sales Officer of GE Healthcare (Chicago).

Irene B. Corbe. Vice President of International Audit of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.).

Carol Cox. Executive Vice President, External Affairs and Corporate Marketing of NuVasive (San Diego).

Carrie Cox. Chairman and CEO of Humacyte (Durham, N.C.).

Lisa Davis. Managing Board Member of Siemens AG (Munich, Germany).

Amanda DePalma. Vice President of Global Marketing of Endologix (Irvine, Calif.).

Deborah DiSanzo. General Manager of IBM Watson Health (Cambridge, Mass.).

Meg Eckenroad. Vice President of Women's Health of Hologic (Bedford, Mass.).

Karen Erickson. Executive Vice President, Chief Quality Officer of Optum (Eden Prairie, Minn.).

Jo Anne M. Fasetti. Chief Human Resources Officer of Beaver-Visitec International (Waltham, Mass.).

M. Kathryn Fink. Vice President of Human Resources of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.).

Deborah M. Gage. President and CEO of Medecision (Wayne, Pa.).

Sandra E. Gilbert. Vice President of Global Regulatory and Quality of K2M (Leesburg, Va.).

Ginger Glaser. Vice President of Engineering-Devices of Monteris Medical (Minneapolis).

Jessica Grossman, MD. CEO of Medicines360 (San Francisco).

Diane Holman. Chief People Officer of athenahealth (Watertown, Mass.).

Dawn Howarth. Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Nuance (Burlington, Mass.).

Bridget Hurley. Senior Director of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs of Element Science. (San Francisco)

Susan Jacobson. Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio).

Sandra Jesse. Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Haemonetics (Braintree, Mass.).

Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, RN. CNO of GE Healthcare (Chicago).

Jeanine Kestler. Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for DJO Global (Vista, Calif.).

Deborah Kilpatrick, PhD. CEO of Evidation Health (San Mateo, Calif.).

Pamela Kimmet. Chief Human Resources Officer of Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio).

Shannon Klinger. Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Head of Litigation of Novartis (Basel, Switzerland).

Bernadette L. Legarreta. Worldwide Controller of Beaver-Visitec International (Waltham, Mass.).

Elga Lohler. Chief Human Resources Officer of Smith & Nephew (London).

Lesly Marban. Senior Vice President of Marketing of Medline Industries (Mundelein, Ill.).

Katarzyna Mazur-Hofsaess, MD, PhD. President of Europe, Middle East and Africa of Zimmer Biomet (Warsaw, Ind.).

Kathy McElligott. Executive Vice President, CIO and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson Corp. (San Francisco).

Mary Modahl. Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of American Well (Boston).

Susan M. Moreira. Vice President of Research and Development of Beaver-Visitec International (Waltham, Mass.).

Patricia B. Morrison. Executive Vice President of Consumer Support Services and CIO of Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio).

Lynn Myhran. Senior Vice President, Human Capital of Optum (Eden Prairie, Minn.).

Tiffany Olson. President of Nuclear Pharmacy Services of Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio).

Leslie Oley. Head of Growth Product of Evidation Health (San Mateo, Calif.).

Shari L. O'Quinn. Vice President of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs of Endologix (San Francisco).

Katherine A. Owen. Vice President of Strategy and Investor Relations of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.).

Jennifer M. Paine. Executive Vice President of Worldwide Quality, Regulatory and Compliance of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Raritan, N.J.).

Maria Palasis, PhD. President and CEO of Arsenal Medical (Watertown, Mass.).

Karen Parkhill. Executive Vice President and CFO of Medtronic.

Luann Pendy, PhD. Senior Vice President of Global Quality of Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland).

Monisha Perkash. Co-Founder and CEO of Lumo BodyTech (Mountain View, Calif.).

Sandra E. Peterson. Executive Vice President and Group Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, N.J.).

Tami Reller. Executive Vice President, CFO of Optum (Eden Prairie, Minn.).

Lisa Rock. President of National Medical Billing Services (St. Louis).

Erica J. Rogers. President and CEO of Silk Road Medical (Sunnyvale, Calif.).

Ginni Rometty. Chairman, President and CEO of IBM (Armonk, N.Y.).

Stacey Rubin. Senior Vice President, People at Practice Fusion (San Francisco).

Danielle Russella. President, Customer Solutions of American Well (Boston).

Lori A. Schechter. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of McKesson Corp. (San Francisco).

Joan B. Stafslien. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Strategy of NuVasive (San Diego).

Elizabeth A. Staub. Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.).

Susan Stimson. Vice President of Marketing and International of Intersect ENT (Menlo Park, Calif.).

Lynne Stockstad. Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Optum (Eden Prairie, Minn.).

Ellen R. Strahlman, MD. Executive Vice President of Research and Development and CMO of BD (Franklin Lakes, N.J.).

Laura Sugden. Senior Vice President of Human Resources of K2M.

Carol A. Surface. Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland).

Bronwen R. Taylor. Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.).

Kathryn E. Wengel. Worldwide Vice President of Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, N.J.).

Stephany Verstraete. Chief Marketing Officer of Teladoc (Lewisville, Texas).

Sharon Wolfington. President of DJO Global's Global Recover Sciences Business Unit (St. Vista, Calif.).

Contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com with any questions about this list or to recommend a female leader to highlight in the future.

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