S. Omar Jobe has a vision of how business and science can work together, and that vision set him on a unique career path to bring life-saving products to the market.
Omar is senior manager of medical science liaisons at Edwards Lifesciences, a global leader in heart valve technology and other medical innovations. His Ph.D. in endocrinology and physiology from UW–Madison complements his MBA in marketing research, helping him not only understand the functionality of medical devices, but how these products perform in the market.
“I wanted to have a niche for myself,” he says. “If you can use the management part of your skill set with your scientific acumen, you can serve a medical organization better.”
Omar’s work isn’t theoretical; he has had the opportunity to speak with patients and learn the impact his work makes on their lives.
“When you see yourself on the cutting edge of medical technology, it absolutely gives you a rush,” he says.
Read Omar’s 8 to Watch feature in Update magazine.