Dr. Michael L. Mestek is a Medical Affairs Program Manager at Medtronic working in the Patient Monitoring & Recovery Global Business Unit. He manages the Respiratory Compromise initiative compromised of medical science, clinical research, health policy & reimbursement and clinical education. Before his current role, he served as a Sr. Scientist in Research & Development. During his tenure at Medtronic, his work has largely focused on the technical and clinical development of non-invasive continuous respiratory monitoring systems, including the FDA-cleared Nellcor Respiration Rate parameter.
Dr. Mestek has published over 50 manuscripts and abstracts on a wide variety of cardiorespiratory and metabolic topics. Prior to Medtronic, he was a Research Associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder conducting research in Integrative Physiology. He was awarded the Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator Award from the Society of Vascular Medicine for his work obesity-related vascular endothelial dysfunction. Dr. Mestek received his PhD from Auburn University, where he specialized in the impact of physiological adaptations produced by exercise on postprandial metabolism.