Amazon's newest hire is a top cardiologist from Mass General

Renowned cardiologist Maulik Majmudar, MD, is joining Amazon as the tech giant continues its push into the health sector, CNBC reports.

Dr. Majmudar tweeted his decision to join Amazon Aug. 20. He previously served as a cardiologist and associate director of the healthcare transformation lab at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital and lectured at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

It's not clear which team he will be joining, as Amazon has numerous health-related efforts, but Dr. Majmudar called his new post an "exciting and challenging role." Some of Dr. Majmudar's work could be with Amazon's Grand Challenges team, a research and development group working on various projects including medical records and telemedicine, CNBC suggests.

Other tech companies, like Alphabet's life sciences arm Verily and Facebook, have recently snagged heart health experts.

"This is a fascinating move that signals how all the big tech players, like Amazon, Google and Apple, understand that the most prevalent disease in the world is heart disease," Vic Gundotra, CEO of AliveCor, a heart health technology company, told CNBC. "It's one of the greatest places where technology can have an impact, in diagnosing and screening for these diseases."

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