Chairman and CEO, Edwards Lifesciences
Michael Mussallem has been chairman and CEO of Edwards Lifesciences since 2000, when it spun off from Baxter International. He held a variety of positions at Baxter from 1979 until 2000, with increasing responsibility in engineering, product development, and management. Mussallem serves on the boards and executive committees of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, California Healthcare Institute, and Orange County OCTANe Foundation for Innovation. He is an advisory board member for the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC, member of the Healthcare Leadership Council, and trustee of the University of California, Irvine Foundation.