University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Fellows Alumni

Dawn Bardot

Dawn Bardot
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DAWN BARDOT, PhD (2010-2011)

Dawn is Director of Cloud based service technologies at Abiomed where her team is building a first of its kind hemodynamics based cloud platform for patients on Impella support. Her previous roles included Director, Healthcare Innovation, Medtronic, where she led an award winning Healthcare Innovation Team.

She has 15+ years of experience in medical devices including high intensity focused ultrasound and patient specific noninvasive FFR. Her previous roles included Vice President of Technology Innovation at the Medical Device Innovation Consortium, a public private partnership with FDA, patient groups, and medical device industry. There, she created high-impact volunteer teams that produced a statistical framework for incorporating virtual patients in clinical trials, increased the acceptance of computer modeling as regulatory evidence, and demonstrated digital data capture with a patient partnership. In 2016 she led the launch the FDA designated National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) coordinating center which is enabling the future of real-world evidence.

Dawn has a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University, a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, was a Medical Device Innovation Fellow at the University of Minnesota Medical Devices Center, and spent two summers as a Faculty Fellow at NASA Marshal Space Flight Center.

(Last updated June 2020)

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