Jay Millerhagen to join St. Jude Medical Atrial Fibrillation Division as Senior Director, Clinical Affairs

Life Science Partner recruits former Senior Executive of Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management Division.

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of medical device executive Jay Millerhagen to St. Jude Medical, a global cardiovascular medical device company, based in St. Paul, Minnesota.  St. Jude’s Atrial Fibrillation Business Unit designs, manufactures, and markets specialty cardiovascular devices for the electrophysiology segment of the cardiac rhythm management market and for the interventional cardiology market.

Millerhagen was most recently Director of Patient Management Business Alliance at Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) where he managed business alliance strategies for key products and partnerships and clinical data initiatives for the division.  Prior to Millerhagen’s Business Alliance role, he directed Heart Failure Market Development for CRM.  There, he assembled and managed a large marketing team responsible for Guidant/Boston Scientific’s HF product line and led the development, recruitment and oversight of the COMPANION trial.

“Millerhagen has moved from early stage product development to clinical development to successful product launch in the CRM arena” noted Tom Callaway, MD, founder and president of Life Science Partner.  “As a highly strategic ‘best athlete’ in the CRM Business, he will bring experienced clinical development leadership and quality execution to the St. Jude’s Atrial Fibrillation Division.

Millerhagen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physiology and Psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from St. Cloud State University.  He received an MBA in General Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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