Dr. Yamamoto is a technical leader in new technology product development and quality assurance of implantable components used in pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators, neurostimulators and drug pumps for pain and diabetes.
In her 11 years at Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management she focused on new business development and management of interdisciplinary, multi-cultural projects with internal business partners, external companies and in targeted collaborations with national labs and universities.
Prior to joining Medtronic she was a scientist at Motorola where she was involved in flat panel display and wireless communication technologies. She has 25 patents in the US and Japan.
Her degrees include a BS in ceramic engineering from UIUC, and an MS in ceramic science and engineering and a PhD in solid state science, both from Penn State.
“My particular expertise is providing guidance in medical device technology development and sourcing related topics.”