David Steinhaus, M.D. serves as Vice President and General Manager, Heart Failure and CRHF Medical Director. He leads the overall development of our current and future portfolio focused on the treatment of Heart Failure, including our CRT-D portfolio of devices. David joined Medtronic in 2005 as Vice President and Medical Director of CRDM. He also served as the Medical Director and Vice President, CRDM Strategy, Research, and Professional Relations.
Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Steinhaus served as Executive Medical Director, Mid America Heart Institute, St. Luke’s Health System, in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Steinhaus has been closely associated with research and academia, performing extensive clinical study in implantable cardiac devices and leads. He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has testified for the Senate Committee on the Food and Drug Administration. Steinhaus served as Chair of the Department of Cardiology, and Director of the Electrophysiology Department at Mid America Heart Institute and St. Luke’s Hospital, Director of the Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine and Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke’s Hospital, and has instructed students in medicine since 1982.
A 1973 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Steinhaus received his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School as part of the Harvard-M.I.T. program in Health Sciences and Technology, with AOA honors. He completed his internship, residency, and a clinical and research fellowship in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
Dr. Steinhaus is a past President of the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (formerly NASPExAM). He also led the Kansas City Heart Safe Community Project to place automated external defibrillators in public places and to increase public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest. In the community, he has served as President of the Board of the Friends of Chamber Music in Kansas City, President of the Board of Twin Cities American Heart Association, and is on the Minnesota Special Olympics Board.