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A Dynamic Duo: Maria Denson and Adriana Martinez

I had the opportunity to sit down with two remarkable professionals in the Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) industry, Maria Denson and Adriana Martinez. Both women bring their unique backgrounds and experiences to the forefront, making significant contributions to the evolving field of Healthcare Technology Management.


Maria Denson's Journey in HTM

Maria Denson, a seasoned professional with over 15 years in the industry, currently works with Scanning Technologies. She has progressed from handling office administration to parts sales and project management, and now she's making strides in engineering. Her story is a testament to career evolution within the HTM industry. Maria shared a memorable moment during our chat—a picture of her standing atop an MRI machine during a liquid helium fill, a testament to the hands-on and exciting nature of her work.


Maria, posed confidently atop an MRI machine, oversees the precise process of a liquid helium refill.

Adriana Martinez: From Warehouse Manager to Industry Influencer

Adriana Martinez, who joined the conversation unexpectedly, is another inspiring figure in the industry. Starting as a warehouse manager, Adriana learned the intricacies of medical parts which paved the way to her current role in sales at Mobile Medical Technologies. She expressed how her position allows her to learn continuously about the industry, highlighting her transition from handling inventory to playing a key role in the company's service operations.


Adriana's role as a warehouse manager has expanded far beyond just handling inventory.

The Impact of MD Expo

Both Maria and Adriana have been attending MD Expo for years, witnessing its growth and the opportunities it presents for networking and professional development. The expo has served as a platform for them to reconnect with peers and stay updated with industry trends.


Industry Insights and Future Aspirations

The conversation also touched on the broader trends in the HTM field. Maria pointed out the significant changes, especially the increased visibility and integration of social media, which has transformed how professionals connect and learn within the industry. She emphasized the growing representation and leadership of women in HTM, a shift from when she first started.


Adriana shared her personal reflections on entering the HTM field, regretting not having discovered it sooner. Her enthusiasm for her current role and the industry's potential highlights the importance of outreach and education in attracting young talent to the field.


Mentorship and Professional Growth

A touching aspect of their discussion was the mentor-mentee relationship between Maria and Adriana. After meeting at a trailer inspection, the two formed a bond with Maria guiding Adriana through the intricacies of the industry. Their interaction underscores the significance of mentorship in professional development and the mutual benefits it brings.


L-R: Adriana and Maria at MDExpo Vegas, captured just after completing a podcast interview with HTM on the Line.

Reflections on the Industry's Evolution

Both guests discussed their involvement in the California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA) and how such affiliations foster professional growth and community involvement. They are keen on using their experiences to inspire and educate the next generation, emphasizing that HTM offers a stable and rewarding career path.


Closing Thoughts

My chat with Maria and Adriana was not just enlightening but also deeply inspiring. It showcased the power of mentorship, the evolution of career paths in HTM, and the dynamic changes within the industry that continue to offer new opportunities. Their stories are a beacon for upcoming professionals in the HTM field, illustrating that with passion and perseverance, one can significantly impact healthcare technology management.


To listen to Maria and Adriana's live interview on HTM On The Line Podcast at MDExpo Vegas, click here and skip to the 15:32 minute mark.


This podcast is brought to you by the College of Biomedical Equipment Technology, PM Biomedical, and Talent Exclusive.


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Two extremely inspiring and impactful professionals. Adriana and Maria leave a footprint wherever they go. I remember seeing the photo of Maria on top of the MRI during my internship. Made me all the more excited to be part of the HTM community. Thank you for sharing more about them!

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