As Chief Innovation Officer of UPMC, a $17 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Shrestha is responsible for driving innovation strategy, serving as a catalyst in transforming the organization into a more patient-focused and economically sustainable system. In addition to leading innovation at UPMC, Dr. Shrestha also serves as Executive Vice President of UPMC Enterprises and is part of an executive team that leads over 200 technology professionals innovating towards intelligent health care, building patient-centric, value-based technology solutions that are transforming the industry.
Dr. Shrestha was recently recognized as “Executive of the Year” by Healthcare Dive, and was acknowledged as one of the “Top 20 Health IT Leaders Driving Change” and as a “Top Healthcare Innovator” by InformationWeek.
Prior to leading innovation at UPMC, Dr. Shrestha served as Vice President of Information Technology and was Medical Director of Interoperability and Imaging Informatics at UPMC. Before joining UPMC, Dr. Shrestha was Informatics Director at the University of Southern California, where he was also Professor of Radiology Research at the Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Shrestha received his medical degree from CCS University in India, completed his fellowship in informatics from the University of London, and earned his MBA from the University of Southern California. Dr. Shrestha is the Chairman of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Innovation Committee, and Co-chair of Health Datapalooza 2018.