Through his work with Edwards Life Sciences, Stanton Rowe revolutionized the heart valve so that mortality rates among patients with heart problems decreased by nearly 75%. His big picture idea is that innovation and invention are different, but both equally important.
Stanton J. Rowe has been a chief scientific officer at Edwards Lifesciences since 2008 and also serves as corporate vice president, advanced technology. He joined the company in 2004 when Edwards acquired Percutaneous Valve Technologies, a company he helped to found in 1999 and of which he served as president and CEO. Previously, Rowe was corporate vice president of business development and strategic planning for Datascope and was vice president of business development for Johnson & Johnson's interventional systems division (JJIS) in New Jersey. Rowe held a variety of positions, including heading the company's business development, advanced technology, worldwide clinical research and marketing groups. He is also on the board of directors for the Discovery Science Center in Orange County, as well as on the advisory boards for the engineering or biomedical engineering schools at UC Irvine, Georgia Tech and Brown University, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama.
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