Minneapolis-based medical technology company Medtronic hired Martin Rothman, M.D., as its new vice president of medical affairs for the company's coronary and peripheral vascular operations, a position that a Medtronic spokesman said has been vacant for about two years. Rothman, whose age was not available at deadline, is the director of cardiac research and development at the London Chest Hospital in England. He will start Jan. 4, 2010, and will work at Medtronic’s office in Santa Rosa, Calif. At London Chest Hospital, Rothman developed its interventional cardiology training program and was responsible for training about one-third of all the interventional cardiologists practicing in the U.K. today, according to a news release. He has also been a leading investigator in research involving drug-eluting coronary stents and cardiac stem-cell treatment, and helped develop intravascular ultrasound technology that permits physicians to peer inside patients’ arteries, according to the release.
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