Murthy V. Simhambhatla, PhD, is Sr. VP, Abbott Medical Optics, heading up the company’s global vision care business. Dr. Simhambhatla was appointed to this position in January 2013. Previously, he served as General Manager of the Ibis Biosciences unit of Abbott Diagnostics. Dr. Simhambhatla joined Abbott in 2006 through its acquisition of Guidant Corporation, as Divisional Vice President and General Manager for Drug Eluting Stents. He also served as General Manager for Commercial Operations in Australia and New Zealand for Abbott Vascular. Before joining Guidant, Dr. Simhambhatla worked in research and development at Raychem Corporation in Menlo Park, CA.