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Pallav Sharda


I specialize in working at the intersection of medicine, technology and business. My passion is creating innovative products and learning new things.


My 2016 book for Health Tech investors and entrepreneurs


I occasionally help companies with strategy and product creation


Some personal work in art, photography and design

2000: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery. Delhi University. Equivalent to M.D. qualification in US.
2002: Masters in Biomedical Informatics. Columbia University, New York.
2011: MBA with major in Marketing. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois.
Since 2018 : Google

Since May 2018: Global Lead, Healthcare Product & Strategy.

• Leading health data product requirements, market research
• Created cloud go-to-market strategy for provider, payer markets
• Sales team enablement for CxO briefings, pilots, key deals

2013 : Omnicell, Inc.

Feb 2013 – Jan 2014: Director, Health IT Interoperability.

• Led portfolio strategy for interoperability with EHRs, HIEs, Middleware firms.
• Responsible for alliances, integrations with large vendors like Epic and Cerner.

2011 - 2013 : UnitedHealth Group

Feb 2011 – Feb 2013: Director, HIE Product Management at OptumInsight.

• Responsible for Health Information Exchange (HIE) product suite with >$60M annual revenue
• Managed a team of 15 Product Managers, Technical Writers
• Managed outbound messaging, training, and key customer deployments

2009 - 2011 : Kaiser Permanente IT

Aug 2009 – Feb 2011: Director, Advanced Analytics.

• Managed a team of 9+ PMs, Data Scientists, Business Analysts
• Worked with regional physician executives for Population Health tools research and design
• Collaborated with KP Garfield Innovation Center on new clinical ideas and concepts

2008 - 2011 : Northwestern University

Jan 2008 – Aug 2011: Faculty InstructorM.S. Medical Informatics Graduate Program. It is a 11-course program that focuses on the principles of information creating and managing enterprise-wide health care information systems. It’s offered by the School of Continuing Studies in partnership with the Feinberg School of Medicine. I taught the core course on ‘Decision Support Systems in Healthcare‘.

2003 - 2009 : GE Healthcare IT

Jan 2003 – Aug 2009: Various Product and Engineering Management roles.

• Managed 7 PMs working on Lab, Pharmacy, Acute Care, Perioperative, & Perinatal products. Responsible for specifications, system verification and validation, shipping db content.
• Led implementation services for Inpatient GE Centricity EHR at health systems nationwide
• Liaised with GE Global Research Center, Patent Evaluation Board
• Led Product Management of the Medical Device Connectivity Platform

2018 : LeanTaas, Inc.

Dec 2017 – Apr 2018: Consultant to product team at LeanTaas.

2017 : Commure, Inc.

Aug 2017 – Dec 2017: Consultant to founding team at Commure.

2014 - 2017 : Dovetail Care, Inc.

Jan 2014 – Dec 2017 : Founder. Seed-funded startup that was part of two incubators:, Focused on products ranging from secure messaging to sensors-based hardware for health applications.

Directly managed the engineers (iOS, Android, Signal Processing expertise), design and content development teams. Did sales, business development and marketing.

Since 2014: Self Care Catalysts, Inc.

Jan 2014 – present : Advisor to founding executive team at Self Care Catalysts.

2014 - 2015 : Atomiton, Inc.

Jan 2014 – Jun 2015: Advisor to founding team at Atomiton.

2013 - 2014 : BIOInformative, Inc.

Nov 2013 – Oct 2014: Advisor to founding executive team. BIOInformative, Inc. ceased operations in 2015.

2011 - 2015 : iActiveIT Ltd.

Dec 2011 – Jan 2015: Board Member. Advised executive team on healthcare applications of their A.I. technology. The company ceased US operations in 2015.

  • Author, “Retail Healthcare Service Model: Is it Applicable in India?” India@Kellogg: 76-77, Publication of the India Business Conference 2008, Kellogg School of Management.
  • Author, “Specifying design criteria for electronic medical record interface using cognitive framework”. American Medical Informatics Association. AMIA Ann. Symp. Proc. 2003:594-8. Invited as speaker to present it at AMIA 2003 Symposium, Washington D.C.
  • Co-Author, “Synchronizing Patient, Provider and Payer Relationships”. Unpublished 2008 whitepaper with Dipak C. Jain (Dean, Kellogg School of Management).
  • Co-Author, “An experimental system for comparing speed, accuracy & completeness of physician data entry using electronic & paper methods”. AMIA Ann. Symp. Proc. 2003:812.
  • Contributor, “A tool for abstracting relevant classes of concepts: the Common Ancestry Summarizer.” Medinfo. 2004;11 (Part 1):449-53
  • Moderator, AI in Healthcare: Panel Discussion, Google Launchpad Space, San Francisco (2017)
  • Speaker, Personalized Medicine World Congress 2013, California.
  • Certified Agile Scrum Product Owner (2011)
  • Consultant on SBIR Phase 1 NIH Grant 1R43LM010750-01, “Voice Based, Workflow Enhancing, Primary Care Medical Data Input System”. Awarded in 2010. PI Daniel J. Riskin.
  • Keynote Speaker, Predictive Analytics & Data Visualization Conference at Garfield Center for Innovation, Kaiser Permanente (March 2010).
  • Second place at the 2007 Business Plan Competition and ‘Mitsubishi International Award’ ($15,000) at the 11th Annual Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge hosted by University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
  • Intellectual Property Lead for GE Healthcare Enterprise Solutions business (2007-2009)
  • Business lead for ‘Healthcare Information Markets’ spring 2007 project with EdgeLab. (a GE collaboration with University of Connecticut Business School)
  • Primary inventor on USPTO patent 8,348,839  (granted Jan 2013) and patent application 20080255875 filed by GE Healthcare in 2006-2007. Co-inventor on 3 other applications.
  • Finalist in the 2003 American Medical Informatics Association Paper Competition.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, GE Corporate Certification, 2003.
  • Mentor, UCSF Healthcare Lean Launchpad Program (2015)
  • Co-Founder,– Offering remote monitoring for movement based disorders and physical therapy.  (2011-12)
  • Mentor, Kellogg Venture Community (2010-2013)
  • President, Healthcare and Biotechnology Club, Kellogg School of Management (2008-09)
  • Co-Founder, Varna Research- A clinical data and trials outsourcing company (2007-08)
  • Executive Committee Member, Indian Medical Informatics Association (2007-2008)
  • Core Member, Lab. of Decision Making & Cognition, Columbia University, NY (2002-03)