Bangalore,6th July 2023: Healthium Medtech, a global player in medical devices, focused on products in surgical, post-surgical and chronic care, has announced the appointment of Dr. Vivek S. Iyer, a seasoned professional in the medical education space, as their new General Manager for Professional Education & Market Growth Strategy. Dr. Vivek joins Healthium after a stint at Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson.
As Healthium expands its presence in India and beyond, Dr. Vivek S. Iyer will focus on medical upskilling, digital training initiatives, strategic growth projects and implementation of customer-centric solutions. With over 12+ years of experience in medical devices, Dr. Iyer will continue to partner with healthcare professionals to identify and deliver strong skill programs for surgeons, nurses and paramedics.
The Union Cabinet’s approval of the Medical Devices Policy in 2023 calls out the need for sustained emphasis on medical training and ensuring a skilled workforce for futuristic medical technologies. The appointment is critical to reinforcing Healthium’s expertise in medical training, leadership growth, medical microbiology, infection prevention segments and customer-centric solutions.
Commenting on the appointment, Anish Bafna, CEO and MD, Healthium Medtech, said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Vivek S. Iyer into our team at Healthium. His expertise in medical upskilling, internal training, organisational learning and medical microbiology will add great value to our business and L&D culture. Dr. Iyer’s inclusion will be vital as we continue our ambitious growth plans and expand the range of solutions offered to the clinical and patient communities. We look forward to working with him to strengthen our ambition to create access for high quality precision-based medical devices globally.”
A seasoned professional and a microbiologist, Dr. Vivek S. Iyer holds a master’s degree in business administration from SP Jain School of Global Management. He brings more than 12 years of experience and has an excellent track record in leading education initiatives, HCP training in Gynaecology and Cardiovascular surgeries, medical affairs through various positions across microbiology, laboratory testing, advanced sterilization, infection prevention and allied healthcare services. Previously, Dr. Iyer has been associated with companies like Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, BD India and Godrej Hospitals.
Speaking on his appointment, Dr. Vivek S. Iyer, GM, Professional Education & Market Growth Strategy, Healthium Medtech added, “I am honoured to join Healthium and looking forward to supporting Anish and the entire leadership team to seize the growth opportunities ahead and deliver strong returns to our stakeholders. My role will be focused on accelerating growth, identifying the opportunities and skill gaps in the medical education ecosystem, and implementing the key learnings to assist patients and physicians globally.”
Healthium Medtech has a diverse portfolio of medical devices and consumables, which includes surgical sutures, needles, a patented arthroscopy portfolio, a patented wound care portfolio, hernia meshes, hemostats, ligation clips, surgical staplers and other wound closure devices. Currently, the company has 7 manufacturing facilities across India and holds 64 plus patents across US, Europe and India (including pending applications).