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Sherry N. Farrugia

Sherry Farrugia headshot

Chief Executive Officer
Global Center for Medical Innovation
Advisor, Pediatric Technology Center

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Biography

As the CEO of Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), Ms. Farrugia leads all strategic initiatives associated with GCMI’s mission in advancing medtech innovation. She is also charged with successfully executing key business initiatives to improve outcomes, efficiency, effectiveness and processes associated with medtech innovation working with researchers, industry, and entrepreneurs. She provides executive level leadership for business and operational functions including providing insight into the innovations, new technologies, and start-ups developed as a result of the partnership with GCMI. Prior to her role as the Interim CEO, Ms. Farrugia was the Chief Operations and Strategy Officer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Pediatric Technology Center (PTC) at Georgia Tech. The PTC is supported through a public-private partnership between Georgia Tech and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with a mission of providing extraordinary opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatrics, creating breakthrough discoveries often only be found at the intersection of multiple disciplines. She has also successfully impacted healthcare in her role as the Managing Director of Health IT at Georgia Tech. In this role she was responsible for developing the health IT strategy specifically as it relates to digital health, connecting faculty to health IT/digital health industry partners, and mentoring health IT and digital health startups.

Before joining Georgia Tech, Sherry owned a successful consulting company where she worked with healthcare companies advising them on new market opportunities, launching new verticals, and worked with startups advising them on market strategy and business plan. She also co-founded and sold a health IT company to McKesson HBO & Company in the early ’90s whose technology was focused on point-of-care documentation and tracking both clinical and financial outcomes – technology McKesson is still using in their systems today.

Ms. Farrugia is currently an advisory board member of Pediatric Technology Center, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities; board member of MUSC Foundation for Research Development, International Society of Pediatric Innovation, Southeast Life Sciences, and MedTech Women@SEMDA; active member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

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