Manoja Lecamwasam, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Strategic Innovation and Intellectual Property, Dignity Health
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 • 8:45 AM–10:00 AM
Manoja Ratnayake Lecamwasam is the Executive Director of the Dignity Health Intellectual Property (IP) Office. In her role, she provides leadership and guidance for the development of IP-related strategic and operational initiatives for Dignity Health and manages a team of IP professionals who are responsible for the evaluation, protection and commercialization of Dignity Health’s IP and internal innovation. Dr. Lecamwasam is also a member of the Strategic Innovation function and is responsible for the introduction of innovative life sciences and device products and services into Dignity Health service areas. She was Dignity Health’s business lead for the establishment of the Precision Medicine Alliance (PMA), a joint venture with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI, which will provide genomic-based decision support tools to Dignity Health’s and CHI’s community oncologists at point of care. She is currently a governance board member of the PMA. Prior to joining Dignity Health, Dr. Lecamwasam served as a senior licensing associate and licensing associate in the Office of Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lecamwasam holds a PhD degree in molecular microbiology from Tufts University School of Medicine, a MBA from the University of Phoenix, a MSc degree in molecular biology from Northeastern University and BA with honors in biology from Mills College in Oakland, CA.