Dr. Karsten Hiltawsky joined Dräger in 2012 and is currently responsible for the global technology development and for Dräger´s intellectual property. In his current role he is introducing new technologies into Dräger’s product lines in critical care (anesthesia, intensive care and perinatal care) and safety (e.g., fire fighter and industrial respiratory protection, hazardous gas detection) as well as protecting Dräger´s intellectual property globally through patents and trademarks.
Prior to that he worked for Siemens Healthcare and General Electric in different positions with focus on imaging technologies and in-vitro-diagnostics. Dr. Hiltawsky worked as a M.D. in internal medicine and received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Ruhr-University, Germany. He is a member of the German National Merit Foundation and received a grant to study at Purdue University, IN.