Dr. Pallavi Ranade-Kharkar is a healthcare technology and strategy executive with over 25 years of experience creating innovative solutions for patients and clinicians to enable high-quality, safe, cost-effective, and patient-centered healthcare. In her current role as the Director of Research Informatics and Precision Health for Intermountain Healthcare, she manages the technology ecosystem, data stewardship, and innovation to deliver personalized healthcare for improving diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases using genomic testing, targeted treatment, clinical decision support, and advanced research. Dr. Ranade-Kharkar’s impact in healthcare spans leading the development of electronic health record systems, enabling seamless interoperability of patient data to ensure care continuum across health systems, and spearheading creation of data standards for equity in healthcare. Throughout her career as a leader, she has diligently worked to inspire young girls in STEM and mentored and sponsored women, ensuring equity in compensation and opportunity and advocating for policies that support families and work-life balance.
Dr. Ranade-Kharkar is a research investigator on multiple federal grants, has authored over twenty peer-reviewed publications, and has presented her research at national and international conferences. She serves as the Advocacy Director on the board of the Utah Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society where she works to eliminate the urban-rural digital divide and enable equity of access. She is also a national advisor to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their implementation of clinical research technology.
Dr. Ranade-Kharkar has a PhD in biomedical informatics and a Master’s in Computer Science. She and her husband are parents to two talented and accomplished daughters. She is an award-winning actress and hosted a Bollywood music program on KRCL 90.9 FM for five years. Professionally trained in the Indian classical dance styles of Bharata-Natyam and Kathak, she was an invited artist at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.