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Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA
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Rasu  Shrestha, MD, MBA

  • ​Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC
  • President, UPMC Technology Development Center 

As chief innovation officer for UPMC, Dr. Shrestha plays a leading role in setting the strategic direction for technology investments and commercialization at UPMC. Leading the team at the UPMC Technology Development Center, he helps to evaluate and develop new health care technology solutions and the strategic partnerships and investments that accelerate them.

Dr. Shrestha previously served as vice president of medical information technology and medical director of interoperability and imaging informatics at UPMC. Dr. Shrestha has proven expertise in driving efficiency and productivity, managing multi-vendor relationships, and leading innovation, process improvement, and major enterprise informatics implementations. A frequent presenter at national and international health care and technology conferences, he has been recognized by InformationWeek as one of the “Top 20 Health IT Leaders Driving Change” and as a “Top Healthcare Innovator.”

Dr. Shrestha received his medical degree from CCS University in India, completed his fellowship in informatics at the University of London, and earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California. He serves as the chair of the Informatics Scientific Program Committee at the Radiological Society of North America.  

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