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C. R. Bard, Inc. Leadership

Patricia G. Christian

Patricia G. Christian

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs 

Patricia G. Christian joined C. R. Bard, Inc. in December 2008 as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs.  She became Vice President, Quality Assurance in February 2011 and was promoted to Vice President, Quality, Regulatory and Medical Affairs in January 2014. She returned to the role of Vice President, Regulatory Affairs in July, 2016.

Patty came to Bard from Johnson & Johnson, which she joined in 1997 as Manager, Regulatory Affairs before a promotion to Director, Regulatory Affairs for Independence Technology in 1999. In 2001, she became Director, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs for Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, and was promoted to Senior Director in 2003. Most recently, Patty served as Vice President, Worldwide Regulatory Affairs for LifeScan, Inc.

Prior to Johnson & Johnson, she spent eight years with Meadox Medical, both before and after its acquisition by Boston Scientific, as well as Ayerst Laboratories, a Division of American Home Products, and held positions of increasing responsibility in Medical Research, Clinical Research, Medical Technical Relations, and Regulatory Affairs.

Patty began her professional career in nursing at Hackensack Medical Center in New Jersey, where she progressed to Head Nurse of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit very early in her career.

Patty earned a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island and became Regulatory Affairs Certified (R.A.C.) by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society in 1994.