MICHAEL HILL - MEDTRONIC

Michael Hill, Vice President of Corporate Science, Technology, and Clinical Affairs, has been a driving force in Medtronic innovation. "The only way that we get to the next step is to see further than what we can measure, beyond what we see, and understand what could be a possibility." Michael Hill has been involved in some of the most groundbreaking technological developments in healthcare. In the late 1990s, he helped develop Medtronic cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, which emit electrical impulses to help the heart regain normal contraction. That therapy became one of the fastest adopted medical device therapies in history. He also helped develop the world’s smallest pacemaker, a revolutionary pacing system that is implanted inside the heart and does not use wires, or leads, to deliver its therapy.