Year Inducted / Awarded: 2021
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Danyel Racenet has an 18-plus years tenure with Medtronic and 24-plus years in the industry of biomedical engineering, contributing on all levels of engineering from research and technology development to product development.
She is currently responsible for leading all R&D functions inclusive of research & technology, new product development and released program management to support the growth and strategy of Medtronic’s ENT operating unit. Her team of highly skilled scientists and engineers design complex hardware, precision instrumentation and drive therapy innovations that set the standard for ENT care with an emphasis on minimizing complications, reducing surgical variability and increasing efficiency to improve patient outcomes. She ensures technical employees are valued and lead in their domain and leverages the scale and breadth of capabilities and talent at Medtronic to create new technologies to solve customers’ clinical and economic challenges.
Racenet has launched numerous medical devices during her tenure at Medtronic and holds several patents in medical device technology. She has a B.S. in Engineering and Math from Hofstra University and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is Design for Six Sigma Black Belt certified. She is a Medtronic certified coach and works with senior leadership to create an inclusive R&D culture in which female scientists and engineers are inspired to join, thrive, and reach their full potential. Additionally, she dedicates her time outside of work mentoring and getting involved in STEM programs in her community.