AdvaMed CEO Scott Whitaker Talks Mid-Terms, Device Tax and Innovative Programs for Smaller Companies

Medtech Talk Podcast | Episode 119


Scott Whitaker, the CEO of AdvaMed, has worked in DC for close to two decades. So naturally, we asked him for his take on what the outcome of the midterm elections means for Medtech. Does it improve chances for the repeal of the Medical Device tax? We also talked about what AdvaMed is doing to entice smaller medtechs to join.

Podcast Guest


Scott Whitaker

President & CEO

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

Scott Whitaker is President and CEO of AdvaMed, the world’s largest medical technology association. AdvaMed members make the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments, to help people live longer, healthier lives. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies.

As CEO of AdvaMed, Whitaker is the voice of the medical technology industry. He is widely recognized as a top health care advocate and policy expert with experience across multiple health policy sectors, having worked successfully with diverse stakeholder groups – including hospital, patient and physician groups, regulators, public and private payers, and global trade organizations – to advance medical technology innovation and timely patient access to next-generation treatments and cures.

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Meet Our Host


Tom Salemi

A follower and fan of medtech for nearly two decades, Tom Salemi is the former bureau chief, venture capital, at Elsevier Business Intelligence, where he oversaw coverage of venture investments in medtech.



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