Melissa Muto has more than 20 years of experience in R&D for medical technology. She currently leads R&D for the Coronary category of Image Guided Therapy Devices at Philips. In this role, Melissa has functional responsibility for several new product introductions, including the AngioSculpt Evo scoring balloon, the OmniWire physiology wire, the Philips Laser System and the IntraSight and IntraSight Mobile imaging and physiology platform. In a previous role at Philips, she directed innovations in laser atherectomy and balloon technologies, including the TurboPower laser atherectomy catheter, the Stellarex drug-coated balloon and the AngioSculpt scoring balloon.
Prior to joining Philips, Melissa held R&D leadership roles at Covidien. She began her career studying vehicle occupant crash kinetics and biomechanics as a systems engineer in the automotive industry. Melissa has an M.S. in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis with a research focus on cellular and tissue mechanics; and a B.A. in engineering sciences from the University of Rochester with a focus on mechanical engineering, biomechanics and applied mathematics.