Marilyn Neder Flack

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Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, Arlington, VA
Stakeholder Council Member, MDEpiNet


Background

Ms. Flack serves as Senior Vice President for Patient Safety Initiatives and as Executive Director of the AAMI Foundation. She also serves as executive director of the foundation’s Healthcare Technology Safety Institute, which focuses on safety initiatives that strengthen the development, management, and use of medical technology for improved patient outcomes. Prior to AAMI, she directed the Division of Patient Safety Partnerships at the FDA’s Office of Surveillance and Biometrics in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. In that role, she directed all aspects of MedSun, which is the FDA’s national medical device adverse event sentinel program, and incorporated the clinical community’s perspective into the regulatory and patient-safety work of the agency. Her responsibilities also included setting the research and special device project priorities for the division, and educating foreign governments on methods of building a successful adverse event and patient safety network.

Flack holds a BA in speech-language pathology and audiology from Douglass College at Rutgers University; an MA in audiology from the University of Maryland; and a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University.