Seema Kumbhat, MD, joins Hospira as Medical Director, Device Development – Clinical Decision Support

Life Science Partner recruits former Vice President, Medical Affairs at McKesson Provider Technologies

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Seema Kumbhat, MD to Hospira to become Medical Director, Device Development – Clinical Decision Support.   Hospira is a $5 B global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company based in Lake Forest, Illinois.   In this new role, she will be responsible for the customer-relations and the clinical-insights into Hospira’s increasingly sophisticated drug delivery systems.

Kumbhat comes well prepared for the role, as she has led clinical teams and customer relationships in the leading healthcare IT companies.  As Vice President of Medical Affairs at McKesson Provider Technologies, Kumbhat served as the key clinical liaison across large healthcare systems and physician practices for the company.  Earlier, Kumbhat served as Enterprise Clinical Manager and Physician Consultant for GE Healthcare IT Solutions where she managed a team of content experts in software configuration for specific clinical specifications.  She joined industry directly from her surgical residency program to help EPI Systems develop their surgery, anesthesia and enterprise medical record systems.

“Kumbhat is articulate and passionate about making healthcare IT solutions that serve the physicians and hospital-based caregivers with efficiency and real-world solutions,” noted Tom Callaway, MD, President of Life Science Partner.  “Her broad background as a physician liaison and her direct experience in the field of product development and customer support will be a great asset to the Medical Device team at Hospira”

Kumbhat earned her Bachelor of Science Degree (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Miami and her Medical Degree with Research Distinction in Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

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