Professional Background: Schabacker is a board-certified anesthesiologist who also holds certifications in intensive care, emergency medicine, and disaster medicine. He spent his first ten years in medical practice in Germany, Australia, and post-apartheid South Africa, where he worked for two years building an anesthesia department and intensive care unit in a tertiary, rural hospital. After returning to Germany, he joined B. Braun as Vice President for global medical affairs and ultimately became head of R&D and regulatory affairs for the company’s U.S. operation. Schabacker then had a short stint with a start-up before moving to Bristol-Myers Squibb’s medical device division as Chief Scientific Officer of ConvaTec, prior to joining Baxter Medical Products, in 2011. At ConvaTec, he was responsible for R&D, clinical and medical affairs, environmental health and safety, quality, and regulatory affairs.
Education: MD and PhD in Anesthesiology, Medical University of Lübeck
Personal Passions: Spending time with my two kids (outdoors, tae kwon do), opera