Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Medical Devices
Dr. Sanjeev Dutta, MD is a Vice President in Medical Devices at Johnson & Johnson. In this role, he is responsible for working with the Medical Devices leadership team to define and implement an innovation strategy, providing deep clinical expertise to internal device development efforts, and identifying and executing on external investment and acquisition opportunities that fill the pipeline of innovative products.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Dutta was an Associate Professor of Surgery at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, with a focus on congenital anomalies and pediatric cancers. With nearly two decades of experience in healthcare, Dr. Dutta has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, having pioneered a number of “scarless” procedures that together embody a surgical approach called Stealth Surgery. He co-directed an FDA-funded lab in collaboration with the Robotics Division of SRI International that focused on the development of disruptive medical technologies. Dr. Dutta also advised a number of Silicon Valley venture capital firms on investments in digital health.
Dr. Dutta received his MD degree from the University of Calgary. He trained in Abdominal & Thoracic Surgery at Dalhousie University, and followed with fellowship training in Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery at McMaster University, and Neonatal & Pediatric Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He also holds a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.