Rushi Potdar



Rushi Potdar

Rushi Potdar

Director, R&D Strategy & Business Operations

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

Why I'm a JPAL

As a leader for innovation strategy for MD, I understand the key role external innovation system will play in our success. As a surgeon I understand that next frontier of patient care will be achieved through bold and cutting edge medical technology innovation that comes from start-up players.


Rushi Potdar, MD is Director of R&D Strategy and Business Operations at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Medical Devices. In his current role, Rushi drives innovation strategy for J&J Medical Devices which includes its orthopedic, cardiovascular, surgical and other device businesses with sales totaling $20 B. He provides leadership to the complex task of bringing together portfolio insights, strategic imperatives and organizational priorities for the R&D group. His previous roles included Chief of Staff for the Chairman of DePuy Synthes Companies, and roles in marketing and key accounts management. Rushi received his M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and is board certified in General Surgery from India. His area of clinical interest and expertise is surgical oncology.


"What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity."

Fun fact:

I survived a train accident.