Bijan Elahi

Medtronic

Bijan Elahi began his career in aerospace, working at NASA on the Space Shuttle, before transitioning to the MedTech industry.

He has worked in risk management for medical devices for over 25 years at the largest medical device companies in the world, as well as small startups.

Currently, he works for Medtronic corporate as a Technical Fellow offering education and consulting on medical device risk management to all Medtronic business units worldwide.

Bijan is a lecturer at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he teaches risk management to doctoral students in engineering. Overall, he has educated over 3,000 individuals with outstanding results.

Additionally, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of System Safety, a publication by the International System Safety Society.

Bijan is a frequently invited speaker at professional conferences, and is also a contributor to ISO 14971, the international standard on the application of risk management to medical devices. He is the author of the book Safety Risk Management for Medical Devices.