Susan Alpert, PhD MD


Dr. Alpert retired in May 2011 as Medtronic’s Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs. She has also held several leadership roles at the FDA, including six years as the Director of the Office of Device Evaluation. She is a microbiologist and pediatrician with practical experience in laboratory research and clinical trials. Susan is active in several industry leadership organizations, including past Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society and is a Fellow in that society, previously an Executive Committee member of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), one of the public/private partnerships working with the FDA to streamline the development of medical products. Susan holds a master’s degree and PhD in Biomedical Sciences from New York University and received her medical degree from the University of Miami (Florida). She currently consults in the med tech industry and serves as Executive in Residence at the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota.