Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Heidi Hinrichs, M.S., Divisional Vice President, Global Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Cardiac Rhythm Management discusses finding her career path while studying biomedical engineering and learning how innovative medical technology can transform lives for the better.  She rose through the ranks over 25 years from a clinical project leader to an executive, ensuring safety is first and foremost in developing Abbott’s life-changing products (i.e. implantable heart devices).  She is passionate about fostering youth interest, particularly among young girls, in STEM careers by partnering with Project Scientist to raise awareness about the types of science fields and tour labs, and ensure young girls are seeing women in science roles.  

Heidi Hinrichs is the Divisional Vice President, Global Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) at Abbott. Heidi joined Abbott (then St. Jude) in July 1994 as a Clinical Project Leader and was appointed to her current role in 2019.She received her M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa. Heidi serves as the Abbott executive champion for the American Heart Association Los Angeles Heart Walk and is the executive sponsor for the Women Leaders of Abbott Chapter in Sylmar.

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