Dr. Daniel Kramer studied Philosophy at Brown University and earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School before training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Kramer was a Medical Device Fellow of the Food and Drug Administration and continues to serve as an expert consultant to the FDA’s Circulatory Systems Advisory Panel and a member of the Medical Device Security Center consortium.
Dr. Kramer’s research focuses on ethics, policy, and performance aspects of cardiovascular devices including specific problems raised by security and privacy concerns. He has served as a task force member for the Heart Rhythm Society’s expert consensus guidelines on managing cardiac implantable electrical devices at the end-of-life and has published original research on legal and ethical controversies regarding life-sustaining therapy. Current research projects are focused on regulatory approaches to medical devices, patient perspectives on security and privacy features of medical device design, and clinical outcomes related to novel medical technology.