Speaker Profile

Ph.D., President, Health Collaborations

Dr. Kamala Maddali has extensive experience as a strategy leader for precision medicine at Fortune 100 and 500 companies like Merck and Co, Quintiles, Quest Diagnostics implementing corporate strategic initiatives to foster positive growth of the company in precision medicine. Her vision is to ensure that the patient’s voice is heard, and her goal is to help patients with powerful tools from science and innovation for improving global community health. Dr. Maddali is the author of "Becoming a Kamala" a memoir focused on her unique journey which unveils her various avatars in her pursuit towards becoming a better human, woman, and a rare disease patient. In 2021, Dr. Kamala Maddali has been awarded Pharma Voice 2021 Top 100 Most Inspiring Leaders in the Healthcare Industry. The award is prestigious and honorable recognition to be a part of a select group of leaders, mentors, and visionaries in the Life Sciences who inspire change.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Precision medicine is among the key contributors in progressing cancer survivorship. However, biomarker testing, which is critical to enabling precision medicine treatments, is below guideline recommendations due to various factors. The session will discuss these barriers, as well as bringing tangible and sustainable solutions to patients with cancer through collaboration.