Robert Rajalingam Joins Smiths Medical as VP, Global Product Management, Vascular Access

Former Site Leader and Vice President for Global Marketing at Medtronic/Covidien Vascular Therapies

As a medical device leader and strategic marketing executive, Robert Rajalingam has been selected to lead Smith Medical’s $300 M Vascular Access business.  Life Science Partner collaborated closely with Vice President, Carl Stamp to recruit Rajalingam from Medtronic.

Vascular medicine has been his passion and interest, having worked both in the venous therapy area (spearheading the re-branding with Rethink Varicose Veins campaign including an Olympic spokesperson at Covidien) and in arterial disease at Medtronic Vascular in business development, including a partnership with Abbott Vascular.

“Robert is passionate and articulate about medical devices and their ability to improve patient lives. Experienced in managing a maturing product portfolio while simultaneously spearheading product innovation, he has the know-how, tenacity, and marketing instincts to build highly effective teams at Smiths Medical,” states Tom Callaway, MD, Founder and President of Life Science Partner.

Rajalingam earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Duke University and his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.