Dr Karen Wai
Dr Wai obtained her primary medical degree from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and subsequently obtained an MBA specializing in Health Services Management from University College Dublin. She is a proven Medical Business Leader with over 20 years of expertise in clinical practice and the pharmaceutical & Medtech industry.
While in clinical practice she worked in both the public and private settings. She subsequently moved to a career in research and development to be able to contribute to getting effective and safe therapies and technologies to patients. During her time at Quintiles (now IQVIA), she worked on a number of pharmaceutical products from large cardiovascular blockbusters to niche solid tumor oncology therapies. Her experience spans all phases of drug development (phase I-IV), real-world evidence, and all stages of medical device studies. She personally contributed to more than 80 studies.
Utilizing her considerable medical knowledge and business expertise she has extended her reach to assist healthcare startups to navigate the complex healthcare ecosystem and bring innovative technologies to the patient.
Transition to General Management INSEAD • Singapore | France • 2015
MBA (Health Services Management) Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business • University College Dublin • Dublin, Ireland • 2001 – 2002
M.B., B.A.O., B.Ch. Trinity College Dublin • Dublin, Ireland • 1992 – 1998