Jörg Debatin, MD

Chief Technology and Medical Officer, GE Healthcare

Jörg Debatin is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for GE Healthcare, a $17 billion division of General Electric. Jörg is responsible for leading GE Healthcare’s global Science and Technology organization, whose research and development teams create and sustain innovative diagnostics, healthcare IT, and life sciences product offerings that reduce healthcare costs, improve healthcare quality, and increase patient access to healthcare globally.     

A highly regarded physician and winner of several academic honors and awards, Jörg’s background includes medical diagnostics, leadership of major medical institutions, and extensive experience in magnetic resonance imaging.

Jörg began his career as a diagnostic Radiologist working at Duke, Stanford, and Zurich, Switzerland. He was appointed Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Essen, Germany in 1999. Jörg’s previous experience also includes 8 years as Medical Director & CEO of the University Medical Center, Hamburg-Eppendorf, where he implemented a clear portfolio strategy focusing on complex medicine, and established a Comprehensive Cancer Center linking clinical medicine with new oncologic research strategies.

Before joining GE Healthcare, Jörg served as CEO for Amedes AG for three years, and led the development of out-patient diagnostic services.

Jörg holds a medical degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He also attained an Executive M.B.A from Hochschule St. Gallen, Switzerland.