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Kristen V. Hedstrom 

Kristen Hedstrom is the Director of Health Economics & Market Access for the

Neuromodulation business of Boston Scientific based in Valencia, CA where she develops and

directs the global health economics and reimbursement strategies and activities for key

development and marketing nerve stimluation products.


Mrs. 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, Mrs. Hedstrom spent twelve years working in government affairs for physician specialty associations including the

American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  In these roles, she directed the activities and staff in establishing and

operationalizing strategies around key priorities, such as health care reform, Medicare payment, medical liability reform and scope of practice.  Mrs.

Hedstrom began her career in Washington, D. C. as a healthcare legislative assistant for Representative Mike McIntyre of North Carolina.  She holds

a master's degree in public health from Emory University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond.