Jim Long graduated from Indiana University. He then accepts a medical device role at Cook Medical. There he worked as a District Sales Manager in the Aortic Intervention Division and developed education for newer and less invasive patient therapies. Through his clinical experience with Cook, he became an endovascular clinical specialist for patients with aortic aneurysms. This experience led him to his current role in minimally invasive heart valve therapies at Medtronic (TAVR).
He recently completed a certificate in Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design & Production through MIT.
When asked to summarize his thoughts in additive manufacturing, Jim states, “I’ve been fortunate to have a front-row seat in the operating room for close to 15 years and I am constantly intrigued at how new technologies provide roads where we used to see dead ends. I know that as AM expands deeper into the medical realm, opportunities to find better solutions for patients will emerge. This is a very exciting time.”