David Knapp

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David Knapp, PhD
Board Member

David Knapp is a leader in Medical Device Development and Exploratory Research working to treat unmet clinical needs for over 20 years. Dave’s current focus as Corporate Distinguished Fellow at Boston Scientific is on developing new solutions and fostering growth in adjacent and strategic areas of Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Interventions, and developing novel technical platforms that cut across all Boston Scientific Divisions. He is passionate about coordinating open collaborative efforts including developing relationships with external institutions and connecting functions to drive meaningful innovation.  Dave also serves as President of the Board for the Boston Scientific Foundation, is the Executive Sponsor in Minnesota for the Employee Resource Group Leadership, Education and Allies for Disabilities, and is a member of the Boston Scientific Health Advisory Panel. 

He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota where he is a Fellow and Industrial Advisor of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine and a member of the External Advisory Board for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.  Dave also serves as a member of the External Advisory Boards for the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at University of Michigan, and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design at Johns Hopkins University.