Dr. Oesterle is the former Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology at Medtronic, where he was responsible for scientific research, formation of technological strategies and development of strong cooperative relationships with the world’s medical communities. He served for 14 years on the executive committee of Medtronic, where he was a member of the operating, strategy and investment committees. He has served on more than 20 boards of emerging companies in technology and healthcare. Prior to joining Medtronic in 2002, Dr. Oesterle served as Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard University Medical School and Director of Invasive Cardiology Services at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Oesterle also developed and directed interventional cardiology programs at Georgetown University and Stanford University. A recognized leader in the field of interventional cardiology, Dr. Oesterle established endovascular device laboratories at both Stanford and Harvard where he and his colleagues sought to develop minimally invasive methods for treating the heart.
Dr. Oesterle graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College (1973) and received his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine (1977). He completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Stanford University.