Meet The Innovators Meaningful Innovation

Talented. Insightful. Dedicated.

Medtronic employees drive meaningful innovation. Their expertise and dedication to continual advancement drives our success. Meet some of our distinguished innovators.


MEET WILLIAM HARDING

Meet William Harding

As a member of the Medtronic Healthcare Innovation Team and a Distinguished Technical Fellow, William is a valuable R&D leader and mentor to young innovators. But he attributes his empathy to his experience as a patient, which enhances his ability to create.


Meet Amanda Miranda

Meet Amanda Miranda

After six years away from the workforce, Amanda Miranda returned to the engineering field through a Medtronic hiring initiative called Careers 2.0. Inspired by the time she spent in hospitals with her son Johnathon, who passed away from congenital heart disease, Amanda brings the patient perspective to her work as a product design engineer in Tempe, Arizona.


Meet Michael Hill

Meet Michael Hill

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."


Meet Darrel Untereker

Darrel Untereker

Using the power of technology to achieve our Mission is what we do all day, every day at Medtronic. Darrel Untereker, Vice President of Corporate Research and Technology, has been with the company for four decades, and speaks to the impact he’s seen on patients’ lives over the years.


Meet Bijan Elahi

Meet Bijan Elahi

Bijan is passionate about safety and risk management. He understands that managing risk improves quality. Learn how he approaches his work and improves the work of others. 


Meet Bret Hauser

Meet Bret Hauser

Bret is a Senior Principal Research and Development Engineer focused on surgical drilling. He brings an unwavering commitment to solving problems in ways that benefit patients. Learn more about him.


Meet Carol Malnati

Meet Carol Malnati

From the days of being one of the only females in college engineering classes to her current role as a Medtronic product development engineer, Carol has inspired others to break barriers. She has provided key technical expertise for Medtronic innovation and encouraged other women to bring their own talents and perspectives to math, science, and engineering careers.