Brought to you by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), MedTech POV with Scott Whitaker is a podcast that covers the intersection of medtech and policy from every perspective.
Tune in to each episode for interesting discussions with medtech and health care policy leaders on issues that are driving the day—from business, to policy, and current events, all viewed through the lens of the medtech industry.
Conversation with Dr. Steve Hahn
President and CEO of AdvaMed Scott Whitaker catches up with Dr. Steve Hahn. Before Hahn was the head of FDA, he worked as a medical oncologist, served as a commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, managed research for the NIH, and was appointed as the Chief Medical Executive of MD Anderson Cancer Center — all before he was nominated, confirmed, and sworn in as the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in late 2019. Whitaker and Hahn cover many topics, including Dr. Hahn's time as head of FDA during the worst pandemic in a century.
Q&A Chat With General James Mattis
Welcome to the first episode of MedTech POV, a podcast brought to you by AdvaMed, the leading trade organization for medical technology companies, and hosted by CEO, Scott Whitaker. Here at the MedTech POV podast, we’ll give you an up-close look at what’s going on in the medical technology community. Tune in to each episode for conversations with today’s leaders – both inside and outside our industry – about business, policy, and current events.
In this episode, we have with us General James Mattis – a 4-star Marine General who spent more than 40 years commanding forces in the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, the Iraq War and, of course, as a former Secretary of Defense. He’s a true leader, he’s one of the best strategic thinkers of our time, and, perhaps above all, he’s a servant of our country in every sense of the word.
General Mattis spoke to our board a few weeks ago, and it was such a great discussion, we decided to share a portion of the discussion and Q&A with you all here.
Listen in a we pick his brain about everything from Covid-19 and international trade relations to how he got his famous call sign, Chaos. And what book does General Mattis think every medtech leader should read? You’ve gotta listen to find out.