Abbott Regional Medical Director in Alameda, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.


Lead Abbott Diabetes Care’s medical affairs activities in US/Canada. The position has functional responsibility for regional medical affairs, including medical monitoring and health hazard assessments to assess medical risk both for products under development and in the field.

Position will establish and leverage critical relationships with regional key opinion leaders at scientific conferences and advisory boards and engage in projects related to research, medical education and medical communication.

Provide medical support for the commercial organization.

Provide strategic guidance through participation in key associations (medical, clinical, industry) to influence policy and regulations regarding medical devices. Position reports to the Sr. Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs, interacts closely with area functions, in country senior staff and in country scientific affairs managers. May lead dedicated medical and scientific affairs staff.


Has regional responsibility for all medical (and clinical, if applicable) affairs functions and activities, providing medical oversight and decision making for all critical product issues. Serves as a regional product safety officer and is responsible for regional safety assessments for adverse events related to products.

Leads regional clinical and scientific advisory boards and liaises with regional key opinion leaders on generating ideas for future product/device development, expanded labeling of existing products/devices and scientific communication of safety/efficacy of current products.

Pilots new projects involving the regional medical community in alliance with global functions.

Supports regional Marketing by working closely with in country scientific affairs managers on development of medical communication, advises primary marketing personnel regarding features, benefits and competitive advantages. Supports ADC’s activities in training and continuous medical education. Participates in local, state, national and international medical/industry governmental meetings, providing strategic guidance to the Division through participation in these key associations to influence policy and regulations regarding medical devices.

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management.

Note: This job description describes the principal and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they currently exist, but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent representation.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: MD degree with board certification. Competency in clinical diabetes care. Fluency in English.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Hands-on experience in the management of patients with diabetes. Relevant management experience in medical device / pharma / consulting / payers or other relevant organization in a health care system. Scientific credibility with internal and external groups; must convey complex scientific and clinical information to wide variety of audiences. Interacts frequently with key experts.

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Knowledge of clinical research, medical risk management and/or medical device regulations is preferred. Clinical background in diabetology / endocrinology

TECHNICAL SKILLS/TRAINING PREFERRED: Experience with clinical study design, health economics or medical statistics.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS Team oriented with the confidence, maturity and integrity to work effectively with Abbott senior leaders, key opinion leaders and health care professionals. High personal integrity and ethics required. Excellent communication/organization skills required. Demonstrates persistence and diligence, is a team player and has strong communication skills. Able to demonstrate a high level of strategic thinking and business acumen within a strong and well educated group in order to effectively manage internal and external relationships and gain credibility in the role. Driven to excel and capable of inspiring others to excellence as well. Able to envision a winning future for the organization and then help turn the vision into reality through hands-on action. Accepts the accountability for results of the team and provides clear direction with input from others.


The position owns the medical affairs work stream within the region, which has a critical impact on the business. Position is embedded in a network of medical and clinical experts and contributes to the global medical/clinical strategy through this network.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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