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Steve C de Baca

EVP, Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Steve offers more than 30 years of Quality and Regulatory Affairs (QRA) functional experience in the medical device and in vitro diagnostic device industry.


Prior to joining Cardinal Health as the Senior Vice President of QRA in February 2021, Steve served as Vice President of QRA for Orthopedics and Americas for Zimmer Biomet where he was responsible for supporting multiple business segments such as Reconstruction, Extremities, Spine, Dental and Surgical as well as the America region from Canada to the US and Latin America for international regulatory and compliance activities. Before this, Steve served as the Senior Vice President of Quality, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs for the Danaher Diagnostic platform that include the four separate operating companies of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, Leica Biosystems, Radiometer & Cepheid, and was responsible for leading the Quality, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs group. Prior to that, Steve was with Boston Scientific for over eight years in progressively senior strategic roles, the last of which was Vice President, Quality, for the Cardio, Rhythm, and Vascular (CRV) and the Neuromodulation businesses.


Additionally, Steve served as an industry board member and instructor for six years for the Regulatory Affairs master’s degree program at St. Cloud State University, in St. Cloud, Minn. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and industrial technology and an MBA at California State University Long Beach.


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