Founder and Managing Partner of Wave Strategy, Neema Mayhugh is a healthcare innovation expert who assists premier academic medical centers and biotechnology incubators in bridging the gap between research and product delivery. Dr. Mayhugh designs and executes a comprehensive strategy to take technology from bench to bedside — engaging partners, securing capital, and delivering desired outcomes, always with an eye toward ensuring the highest quality patient care and enhancing the patient experience.
Built on a solid foundation of clinical innovation, Dr. Mayhugh’s expertise stems from strong basic research training and early positions in healthcare management consulting and with Pfizer, Inc. Her specialization then grew rapidly as a founding member of Cleveland Clinic Innovations to include: start-up formation, licensing, strategic alliances, intellectual property portfolio prioritization, clinical trial management and execution, sponsored research program negotiation, management of commercialization projects and strategic portfolio oversight.
As Chief Operating Officer of Mobile Hyperbaric Centers, Dr. Mayhugh expanded her expertise base again, overseeing operations for seven hospital centers and all corporate functions including insurance authorization, billing, documentation, compliance, human resources and center safety and maintenance.
Dr. Mayhugh holds a Doctoral degree in Pharmacology & Toxicology from Dartmouth College and a Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University.