Richard Kuntz

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Medtronic

Richard Kuntz, M.D., oversees medical affairs, health policy and reimbursement, clinical research activities, and corporate technology at Medtronic. Prior to Medtronic he was the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI), a university-based contract research organization which coordinates NIH and industry clinical trials with the FDA. Kuntz has directed over 100 multicenter clinical trials and has authored more than 250 original publications. His major interests are traditional and alternative clinical trial design and biostatistics, and research methodologies for value based health care. Kuntz also served as Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Clinical Biometrics, and an interventional cardiologist in the division of cardiovascular diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Kuntz has served as a member of the Board of Governors of PCORI since its establishment in 2010 to 2018.