Ryan Lakin is the Divisional Vice President of R&D, Neuromodulation, at Abbott. Mr. Lakin joined Abbott in September 2018 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Mr. Lakin is responsible for leading Research, Technology Development, Product Development and Program Management globally for the Neuromodulation business unit. He is a valued member of the Scientific Governing Board of Abbott.

Prior to joining Abbott, Mr. Lakin was the VP of Research & Development at Becton Dickinson Diabetes Care. Prior to his 8 years of increasing levels of leadership at Becton Dickinson, he was at Biomet for 11 years with multiple divisions. In his over 20 years in healthcare, he has held leadership positions in medical technology areas including implantable devices, surgical navigation, electromechanical, digital health, and high-volume disposables.

Mr. Lakin also serves as an External Advisor for the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University.