Colleen Baird

Director of Medical Affairs

Colleen Baird, a scientist and nurse, has worked at Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA
since 2009. She is currently US Director, Medical Affairs and is responsible for
scientific oversight and strategy of the US Medical Affairs/Medical Science Department
across Coronary and Endovascular Therapies. She covers a range of Medical Affairs
functions that support the CMO. Formerly, she was the US National Manager, Medical
Science and prior to that, Senior Regional Medical Science Manager, where she initiated
and developed the Medical Science initiative in nine Midwest states for Abbott Vascular.
Colleen has previously held senior clinical research positions including Manager of
Clinical Research at Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute in Ann Arbor. Her career
spans a broad range of experience in pharmaceutical and device research as a
Certified Clinical Research Nurse.
Colleen brings 20 years of experience in critical care nursing to her scientific role. She
has held various positions of growing responsibility as a Nurse Manager, Nurse
Educator and patient care nurse across critical care specialties including Pediatric
Thoracic ICU, Pediatric ICU, Coronary Care ICU, Cardiovascular Thoracic ICU, Surgical
ICU, Transplant ICU, Trauma Burn ICU, Neuro ICU, Neonatal ICU and the Emergency
Colleen has published academic papers in medical peer-reviewed journals, and she is
a reviewer for scientific medical journals. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking and
teaching yoga.

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