Speaker Chapter 3
4-5 May 2023, A Coruña, Spain
Vice President, Medical Digital Health, Bristol Myers Squibb
Alexandra Goncalves has recently been appointed Vice President at Bristol Myers Squibb for Medical Digital Health. She previously was the Philips Chief Medical Officer, Strategy, M&A and Partnerships, a position she held from June 2019 to February 2023.
As an academic cardiologist with a business acumen, she provides functional leadership for clinical innovation and clinical strategy for Philips. Alexandra works closely and collaboratively with business, research and functional leaders across the organization, as well as exploring inorganic growth opportunities.
Alexandra has joined Philips in 2016 and worked three years as Sr. Medical Director for the Ultrasound business. She was instrumental for the Cardiovascular Ultrasound business success by leading the evaluation of medical trends, by providing clinical insights and strategic direction, and by developing impactful partnerships through fostering relationships with clinical, scientific, regulatory and marketing leaders worldwide.
Alexandra started her career as an academic cardiologist in Portugal and Spain and her past experience includes research in epidemiology and clinical trials in the Cardiovascular Department at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School (HMS). She earned a Master in Medical Sciences from HMS and while working as a clinical cardiologist, she earned a doctorate degree (PhD). Her work was a driving force towards the refinement of the use of echocardiography in transcatheter structural heart interventions.
Alexandra is an internationally recognized thought leader with business acumen and an extensive record of multi-disciplinary medical collaborations, as educator, committee leader, author, and editor. She serves as Affiliate Professor of Medicine in Portugal and has been awarded several prizes, including the prestigious Senior Clinical Research and Career Development Award from HMS and Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.