Med-tech veteran Dr. Susan Alpert has been named Executive in Residence of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

You’ll recall Alpert recently retired from Medtronic, where she was a senior vice president and chief regulatory officer since 2005. Before that, she held a variety of positions at the FDA, including director of the Office of Device Evaluation. She’s a microbiologist and a pediatrician by training.

Professor Stephen Parente, who also serves as MILI’s director, said in a news release that Alpert will be involved in many activities, including teaching, interacting with the university and business communities, advising and generating ideas “to help further the mission of MILI."

Alpert has been involved with the Institute for more than five years, and is one of its founding members of MILI’s National Industry Council.

Janet Moore covers medical technology for the Star Tribune.