Maya K Desai, PhD is a director in the Life Science Strategy Practice and heads Commercial 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 been providing strategic commercial advisory support to biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and digital medicine companies since 2006. Maya has also been a trusted advisor to investors, start-ups and emerging companies. She has led multiple product launches through large and complex engagements across a range of organizations and therapeutic areas. Maya and her team have experience in delivering innovative solutions and business models throughout the product life cycle and developing pipeline, franchise, and corporate strategy. 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-expansion 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