BD board of directors member Cathy Burzik receives Lifetime Achievement Award from AdvaMed for her medical technology work


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Lifetime Achievement Award for BD Board Director Cathy Burzik

Lifetime Achievement Award for BD Board Director Cathy Burzik

BD board of directors member Catherine Burzik, known as Cathy, is recognized for her excellent work through receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from AdvaMed at The MedTech Conference.

A medical technology industry veteran

Cathy is a medical technology industry veteran with executive leadership experience across the sector. Her career has intersected with some of the greatest medical technology innovations in recent decades.

Cathy began her career as a software developer, working in the early stages of dry slides at Kodak Clinical Chemistry. She eventually rose to become CEO and president of Kodak Health Imaging Systems. Cathy also served as president of J&J’s Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Division, overseeing the merged businesses of J&J’s blood safety products and Kodak’s Clinical Chemistry products.

Cathy went on to become President of Applied Biosystems, a firm that pioneered the sequencing of the human genome and the measurement of gene expression that is enabling the personalized medicine revolution. Cathy also served as President and CEO of Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a leading wound care company.

Following the acquisition of KCI in 2012, Cathy has focused on early-stage investments in companies developing groundbreaking or disruptive healthcare technologies, and she serves as chair of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair. Cathy is on the board of several healthcare companies, including BD.

Cathy’s life is dedicated to medical innovation

Cathy is the epitome of the AdvaMed Lifetime Achievement Award, as she has dedicated her life to medical innovation and improving patient outcomes,” said Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman and CEO of BD.

“I am continually impressed by Cathy’s insight and passion for the healthcare industry, and since joining the BD Board in 2013, Cathy’s insights and counsel have been uniquely valuable as we have transformed the company into one of the largest and most respected medical technology companies in the world.

“In addition to her role at BD, I have had the privilege to serve alongside Cathy on the AdvaMed Board of Directors, and I have long appreciated her commitment to developing strong organizations that are built on fostering inclusive and diverse cultures.”

AdvaMed’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors the accomplishments of pioneers in the medical technology sector whose contributions have had a significant impact on patients’ lives and the industry as an essential part of America’s economy.

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