Stephen M. Rudy is CEO at Gradian Health Systems. He has nearly 35 years of experience in medical technology companies, including executive-level roles in marketing, sales and business development. Prior to joining Gradian, he was founder and CEO of Fluid Medical, CEO of Sinia Corp., senior vice president of Somnus Medical Technologies (now Olympus Medical) and vice president of marketing for VidaMed (now Medtronic) and Applied Imaging Corp. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University.
Surgical equipment "graveyards" are depressingly commonplace in low-resource hospitals around the world, and these failures engulf the entire surgical process. In emergency cases, the results can be catastrophic. Stephen M. Rudy, CEO of Gradian Health Systems, offers eight key steps to revamp the state of surgical technology.