BD names Dr. Joseph Smith as chief scientific officer

November 29, 2021  –  BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (Franklin Lakes, NJ) named Dr. Joseph M. Smith as SVP and chief scientific officer for the company, effective November 29.

In this role, Smith will be primarily responsible for external innovation and BD’s technology roadmap to deliver transformative innovations that align to three irreversible forces driving the future of health care: smart connected care, the transition to new care settings and chronic disease. Smith will lead a reinvigorated focus on external technology partnerships and oversee the development of new innovation models. Smith will also establish and co-chair the BD Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), which will be comprised of top external medical key opinion leaders, science and technology experts and experienced innovation leaders.

Smith reports to Elizabeth McCombs, EVP and chief technology officer for BD.

Smith joins BD from Digital Health Corp, a holding company where he served as president and CEO, responsible for the company’s strategy to invest in or acquire digital health and therapeutic technologies. He also served as president for a digital transformation consultancy, providing business, technology and clinical insight to medical device and diagnostics companies. During his career, Smith has held medical, scientific and technology leadership positions at multiple organizations including Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific and the West Health Institute.

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