Kristen Hedstrom

2018 Speaker

KRISTEN HEDSTROM is the director of health economics and market access for the Neuromodulation business of Boston Scientific, where she develops and directs the global health economics and reimbursement strategies and activities for key development and marketed nerve stimulation products.  In addition, Hedstrom serves as the global lead for Boston Scientific’s Leadership, Education and Allies for Disabilities (LEAD) employee resource group, which supports the company’s employees’ ability to bring their whole selves to work.  Hedstrom began her career at Boston Scientific leading efforts to advance policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives in the public and private sector that affected patient access, provider adoption, coverage and reimbursement across all BSC technologies. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, she spent twelve years working in government affairs for physician specialty associations including the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Hedstrom began her career in Washington, DC as a healthcare legislative assistant for Representative Mike McIntyre of North Carolina.  She earned an MS in public health from Emory University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond. @bostonsci

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