Stryker taps new medical chief

January 8, 2013 by MassDevice staff

Stryker names Becton, Dickinson veteran Dr. Scott Bruder as its new chief medical officer.


Stryker (NYSE:SYK) tapped Dr. Scott Bruder, a Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) veteran, to fill its newly created chief medical & scientific officer position.

Reporting to president & CEO Kevin Lobo, Bruder will oversee Stryker's clinical and scientific initiatives and represent the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based medical device company to trade associations and regulatory bodies, according to a press release.

Bruder was most recently BD's CMO, following an 8-year stint at Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). His résumé also includes stops at Anika Therapeutics and Osiris Therapeutics, according to the release.

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"We are excited that Scott will be joining our executive leadership team and further broadening our clinical and scientific expertise while also strengthening our capabilities in the critical areas of evidence-based medicine," Lobo said in prepared remarks.