Maya K. Desai


Life Sciences

Washington, DC

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Maya K Desai, PhD is a director in the Life Science Strategy Practice and heads launch excellence at Guidehouse. Maya is passionate about driving the creation, adoption, and evolution of strategies for organizations to remain competitive in the evolving healthcare environment.

Maya has more than 10 years of experience providing strategic commercial advisory support to biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and digital medicine companies. Maya has also been a trusted advisor to investors, start-ups and emerging companies. She has led the development of new product commercialization strategy and launch readiness through large and complex engagements across a range of organizations and products. Maya and her team have led commercial assessments, organizational design, life cycle development, product and franchise strategy, commercial input to clinical development, marketing planning, budget planning, forecasting, business development, due diligence and valuation. Maya has expertise across various therapeutic areas including neurology, cardiovascular, oncology, rare diseases, infectious diseases and immune disorders.

Prior to joining Guidehouse, Maya consulted for life science and technology start-ups in the Silicon Valley where she worked on new product design and market entry strategies. Maya completed the Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University GSB and has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Rochester.

Program in Innovation and Entreprenuship, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Rochester
B.S., Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California San Diego

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