David Hayes

Biotronik has announced the appointment of David Hayes as chief medical officer. A press release reports that Hayes will oversee the development of the company’s cardiovascular solutions with a focus on advancing unique, proven innovations that help physicians and health systems deliver on their commitment to patient care.

The press release states that Hayes joins the company following “an illustrious, more than 40-year career with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he held various roles including professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician administrator”. It adds that he most recently served as Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Care Network and that his career has been dedicated to treating patients and helping advance electrophysiology and cardiology through teaching.

Hayes says: “This is an opportunity for me to drive change and create positive patient impact from a very different perspective. As the chief medical officer of Biotronik, I have assumed a role rooted in collaboration, understanding and action. We are ready to challenge norms and shake things up. Cardiology is an area of healthcare that should always be evolving and advancing. We are making sure that happens. I am personally committed to ensuring physicians know they have a trusted partner in Biotronik.”

Ryan Walters, president of Biotronik, comments: “Our focus has always been on the patient. To help patients live their best lives, we remain in constant collaboration with physicians so we can intimately understand the challenges they face every day. Dr Hayes’ clinical, teaching, and publishing accomplishments bring a new level of experience and expertise to the company. His commitment to understanding the dynamics of patient care, the challenges health systems face, and the impact of technology aligns perfectly with our focus on expanding partnerships with physicians and institutions throughout the USA. With Dr Hayes on our team, we are positioned to set a new standard in delivering cardiovascular care.” 

Hayes is a board-certified cardiologist. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He completed additional training in cardiac device management at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, and Clinic Val d’Or, Paris, France. He served as president of the Heart Rhythm Society (formerly North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology) from 1998 to 1999.