Vice President, Venture Investments
V. Kadir Kadhiresan, PhD, Vice President, Venture Investments, joined Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, Inc. (JJDC) in 2007. He serves on the boards of JJDC portfolio companies and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Kadhiresan has more than a decade of operational experience in various functional roles including research, product development, and business development. Most recently as Director of Business Development at Guidant, Inc., now Boston Scientific, Inc., Dr. Kadhiresan led transactions in several novel medical device technologies for joint development, including mergers and acquisitions, and licensing and monetizing of nonstrategic assets. Prior to entering business development, he led the research and development of several early-stage technologies and managed more than 60 people. Dr. Kadhiresan was instrumental in the development of the cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure, a now $2+ billion worldwide market. At Heart Rhythm Technologies, a subsidiary of Guidant, he led the development of an ablation technology for treatment of atrial fibrillation and raised venture financing for the project. In addition, Dr. Kadhiresan is an inventor on more than 25 patents and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Kadhiresan received a PhD and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from REC, Trichy, India.