Joe Kiani is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Masimo Corporation, a global medical technology innovator credited with revolutionizing pulse oximetry and noninvasive patient monitoring for more than 20 years.
Kiani founded Masimo in 1989. Under his leadership, Masimo has grown from a “garage start up’ into a successful publicly traded company (NASDAQ: MASI) employing over 2,000 people worldwide and providing its market-leading measure-through motion and low perfusion pulse oximetry technology to leading OEM patient monitoring manufacturers such as GE Medical and Medtronic. Masimo Rainbow SET® Pulse CO-Oximetry™—the first noninvasive blood constituent monitoring platform to measure multiple blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures and help reduce risky blood transfusions.
Masimo’s innovative technology pioneered products such as Masimo Patient SafetyNet™—the first remote monitoring and wireless clinician notification system designed to help hospitals improve patient safety and clinical outcomes by dramatically decreasing rescue events and costly ICU transfers; and Masimo Rainbow SET® Acoustic MonitoringTM—the first noninvasive and continuous acoustic respiration rate (RRaTM) monitoring technology.
Kiani and Masimo have over 575 issued and pending patents worldwide. Kiani and Masimo have garnered more than 50 awards and honors, including the Frost and Sullivan CEO of the Year Award, the Society for Critical Care Medicine Technology Excellence Award, and the Ernst & Young (Orange County) Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In addition to his role as Chairman and CEO at Masimo, Kiani serves on the board of SABA (a publicly traded software company, and previously served as Chairman of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA).
Kiani is active in efforts to reform U.S. health care and encourage medical innovation. In 2010, Kiani established the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, which is dedicated to encouraging and promoting activities that improve patient safety and deliver advanced healthcare worldwide.
Kiani earned both his bachelor’s (B.S.E.E) and master’s (M.S.E.E) degrees in electrical engineering from San Diego State University.