Healthcare Innovation Consultant
Questus Healthcare Strategies
AWIS member since 2022
“Seek joy and not money.”
What’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned?
Communication. Effective communication is key to ensuring that desired goals are achieved. The message should be clear, transparent and customized to the recipient. It is also important to determine the most appropriate communication method that will work for the recipient.
What do you consider to be your most important career achievement or milestone?
In my prior role at Highmark Health (the second largest Integrated Delivery & Financial system in the country), I worked with companies on their commercialization activities, especially reimbursement related. I helped design high quality real world evidence studies, achieving a greater than 80% adoption rate by payor.
What do you aspire to accomplish in your career and why?
I aspire to help and encourage more researchers, especially in developing countries, to commercialize their medical technologies. This will require providing resources to assist in commercialization activities, and shifting the mindset from lab to being market ready-
Describe an amazing opportunity in your STEM career.
As a Portfolio Manager for the prestigious Coulter Translational Partnership Fund at the University of Pittsburgh (one of only 16 schools selected nationwide), I developed best in class practices that have been deployed at other schools around the country, and also the National Institutes of Health.
How was AWIS helped you professionally and/or personally?
It is my passion to encourage more women to take up STEM careers, and AWIS has allowed me to connect with like-minded women, many of whom I really look up to. 🙂
What is your favorite word? (only one word)
How do you define it?
Firmly pursuing your goals to reach the end result successfully!
How has this word influenced or inspired your career?
It has allowed me to take on all challenges big or small, and accelerated my growth in my career.
How does AWIS impact your career journey?
AWIS has allowed me to connect with many influential women, and receive guidance on my career path.
What are you currently reading or listening to?
I am currently reading The 5am Club by Robin Sharma — a must read on how to own your morning, and elevate your life!
What do you consider the best professional or personal advice you’ve ever received?
Seek joy and not money.
Suneera Bhatia is a results-oriented healthcare technology executive with 10+ years experience. She has a deep knowledge of the intersection of business, science, medicine, and government for the commercialization process of innovative medical technologies that improve patient outcomes and increase healthcare efficiency. Her additional experience includes Global Asset Management across diverse financial markets. She loves to travel, and enjoys African safaris!