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61: Question the Status Quo, with Nimisha Kalia, M.D., MBA, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, GE

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61: Question the Status Quo, with Nimisha Kalia, M.D., MBA, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, GE

Dr. Nimisha Kalia is the Chief Medical Officer at GE Corporate. Dr. Kalia is board-certified in internal medicine, occupational medicine & public health and general preventive medicine. In addition to…
February 2, 2022

61: Question the Status Quo, with Nimisha Kalia, M.D., MBA, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, GE

Meet Nimisha Kalia, M.D., MBA, MPH:

Nimisha Kalia, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer at GE Corporate, and an Assistant Professor and Interim Director for the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Executive Director of Health, Safety and Environment for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System. She earned her M.D. at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She also received an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Key Insights:

Nimisha Kalia, M.D. always returns to her roots as a clinician. The extra skills and business acumen she’s developed are all to augment the best delivery of care for her patients. 

  • Understand Healthcare Business. Effective healthcare leaders successfully communicate their ideas and back them up with financial evidence, showing that an idea is a financial win-win for all parties. (5:13)
  • Ask for Help. Dr. Kalia was worried about asking for help early in her career. However, when she did it, was received well and she got the support she needed. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. (14:58)
  • Choose Your Battles. The world is the way it is. However, we can select particular challenges we deem worth taking on, to incrementally change the world for the better. (24:51)

This episode is hosted by Kristi Ebong. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Her Story and is the head of Partnerships and Market Development at Define Ventures.

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