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Basal Taha, PhD

Executive Director of Device Engineering at Amgen


Dr. Taha is the Executive Director for Device Engineering at Amgen and leads an organization responsible for the design and development of the device constituent parts of Amgen's combination products. This includes pre-filled syringes, auto-injectors and wearable devices. Success in this role relies heavily on strong cross-functional partnerships within the company and with external development partners. Dr. Taha joined Amgen in 2013 from a medical device industry background with 20 years of experience in research, product development, strategic planning, organizational development, program management and systems engineering. Prior to joining Amgen, he held several leadership positions at GE Healthcare that included responsibilities for several medical devices from cardiographs and bedside monitors to PET and CT imaging equipment. Basel has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Six Sigma Black Belt certified and has an extensive portfolio of publications and patents.