by Brendon Nafziger
, DOTmed News Associate Editor | September 25, 2009
Former Senate adviser David Fisher is set to take the reins of the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a medical device industry lobbying group and a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, according to the organization.
Fisher is expected to start in mid-October, replacing former head Illyse Schuman, who is decamping for Littler Mendelson, a major labor law firm.
Fisher, who has spent the last 12 years in Washington holding various senior positions in government, such as associate director of the Office of Management and Budget, is stepping down from his current post as the Senate Budget Committee's resident Medicare expert. Before entering government, Fisher was a lobbyist for Medtronic.
MITA told DOTmed News that Fisher will help the group focus on the issues most important to the imaging community, such as access to diagnostic care and handling Medicare reimbursement issues.