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Ep 42: The Patient as Our North Star with Katina Owens and Angela Lukin of Pfizer

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Ep 42: The Patient as Our North Star with Katina Owens and Angela Lukin of Pfizer

In this episode, we sit down with Katina Owens, the Vice President of Enterprise Strategic Alliances and Key Account Management at Pfizer, and Angela Lukin, the Global President of Hospital…
August 18, 2021

Ep 42: The Patient as Our North Star with Katina Owens and Angela Lukin of Pfizer

Meet Our Guests:

Angela Lukin serves as the Global President of the Hospital Business Unit at Pfizer. Her focus is the sale and distribution of hospital products, which gained new priority due to supply chain disruption caused by COVID-19. Angela has over 23 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Katina Owens is the Vice President of Enterprise Strategic Alliances and Key Account Management at Pfizer. She builds relationships with health systems in areas of therapeutic expertise to fill gaps in patient care. To do this, she pulls insights from across multiple business units and functional areas at Pfizer. Katina has over 24 years of experience at Pfizer and biopharmaceutical organizations.

In This Episode: 

In this episode, Angela and Katina dive into their roles at Pfizer and what it means to prioritize the patient. They touch on the role of team connectedness and preventing burnout in the context of virtual work. Angela and Katina speak to how they balance their successful careers with building a family. They also discuss the importance of innovation, because what works today may not work tomorrow. At the same time, not everything needs transformation. A fundamental step in innovation is pinpointing the most impactful change, and cultivating the right culture and diversity of thought to address the issue. For them, decisions take direction when they set patients as true north. 

Key Moments: 

  • The patient is our north star (15:23)
  • Picking up on signals from your team (12:16)
  • Decentralized decision making (17:46)
  • Prioritizing within innovation (27:33)
  • The importance of diversity of thought (28:26)
  • Balancing life and leadership (42:01)

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