Himanshu Desai

Health Informatics Professional | Strategic Leader | Healthcare Transformer

With over 25 years of healthcare and health informatics expertise, I bring a wealth of knowledge in leadership, team management, and the design and implementation of health informatics solutions across various hospital settings. My journey, which has spanned continents and multiple prestigious institutions, has equipped me with a unique blend of skills that I now seek to leverage in senior leadership roles, focusing on management, organisational strategy, and hospital operational leadership.

About Me

  • Healthcare Alchemist: I have had the privilege of serving as the Head of Pharmacy Information Systems at Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar, where I led a dynamic team to deliver critical pharmacy projects, consistently exceeding organisational priorities.
  • Champion of Excellence: My leadership extends beyond pharmacy to encompass the entire healthcare landscape, where I've spearheaded and managed diverse projects to optimise medication management, supply chain efficiency, and clinical decision support.
  • Strategic Visionary: I've had the honour of shaping the future of healthcare through strategic planning initiatives, defining the direction of the Department of Medical Informatics at Sidra Medicine in Qatar.

Key Achievements

  • Successfully managed the implementation of the Cerner-Oracle interface to capture supply chain movements of medications throughout the hospital.
  • Led the design, implementation, and go-live of Cerner PharmNet, enhancing medication management efficiency.
  • Program managed Medicines Management Optimisation projects, ensuring the safety and utilisation of medications across the hospital.
  • Guided teams through EMR-related hospital activations for paediatric services.
  • Proven track record of recruiting, building, leading, and managing high-performance teams.

Experience Snapshot

  • Head Pharmacy Information Systems | Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar | July 2020 - August 2023
  • Business Relationship Partner | Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar | 2019 - July 2020
  • Manager – Clinical Applications – Paediatrics, Department of Medical Informatics | Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar | 2016 - 2019
  • Clinical Application Specialist – Paediatrics, Department of Medical Informatics | Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar | Aug 2013 – Oct 2013
  • Business Relationship Manager | Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust | 2013 – 2014
  • Pharmacy Informatics Consultant | Noemalife, UK | 2013 - 2014
  • Senior Transformation Manager | Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London | Feb 2013 – Aug 2014
  • UK Clinical Information Pharmacist | Cerner Ltd, UK | December 2009 – Aug 2012


  • Harvard iLead Leadership Program | Jasper University | October 2018
  • MSc Health Informatics | University College London, UK | 2008 - 2011
  • MBA | University of Aston Business School, UK | 2002 – 2005
  • BSc (HONS) Pharmacy | University of Manchester, UK | 1993 – 1996

Skills & Professional Memberships

  • Member of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain | UK | Since 1997

Connect with Me:

Let's explore the transformative possibilities in healthcare together. Whether you're looking for a seasoned healthcare leader or seeking strategic guidance, I'm here to connect, collaborate, and create a healthier future.

What our customers say about us

Client Testimonials

  • brand
  • brand1
  • brand2
  • brand3
  • brand4