Manoja Ratnayake Lecamwasam, PhD, MBA provides leadership and guidance for the development of IP-related strategic and operational initiatives for CommonSpirit Health and manages a team of IP professionals who are responsible for the evaluation, protection and commercialization of CommonSpirit Health’s IP and internal innovation.
Dr. Lecamwasam is also responsible for the evaluation of innovative life sciences and device products and services that will be introduced into CommonSpirit Health’s divisions.
Previously, Dr Lecamwasam served as the Executive Director, Intellectual Property and Strategic Innovation for Dignity Health. She was also Dignity Health’s business lead for the establishment of the Precision Medicine Alliance (PMA), a joint venture with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), which was established to 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.
Dr. Lecamwasam holds a PhD degree in molecular microbiology from Tufts University School of Medicine; a MBA from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; a MSc degree in molecular biology from Northeastern University; and a MA and a BA with honors in biology from Mills College in Oakland, CA.