Rasu Shrestha

MD, MBA
Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC
Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises
As chief innovation officer for UPMC, Dr. Shrestha plays a leading role in driving UPMC’s innovation strategy, serving as a catalyst for transforming the organization into a more patient-focused and economically sustainable system. Dr. Shrestha also serves as the executive vice president of UPMC Enterprises, the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC. Through strategic partnerships, joint development agreements and investments in promising health care startups, Dr. Shrestha and the Enterprises team champion the development, implementation and commercialization of innovations that solve complex health care challenges. Dr. Shrestha has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 26 “Smartest People in Health IT,” and InformationWeek named him one of the “Top 20 Health IT Leaders Driving Change” and a “Top Healthcare Innovator.” He is a frequent speaker at national and international health care, innovation and technology conferences.

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