Kamala Maddali, DVM, Ph.D.
Vice President, Biopharma Collaborations & Companion Diagnostics, Cancer Genetics
Dr. Maddali’s mantra for leadership is to “spread some sunshine” by being passionate and positive about her commitment to patient’s health via novel testing solutions for precision medicine.
While at Merck, Dr. Maddali played a pivotal role as a biomarker scientist understanding the various pharmacological and toxic effects of investigational drugs across multiple therapeutic areas in oncology, neurology and obesity disorders.
She also has extensive experience as a chief scientific commercial liaison for precision medicine at top-tier central laboratories and reference laboratories, including Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics.
At Cancer Genetics, she has initiated a biopharma collaboration campaign, implementing strategic initiatives to foster positive growth of the company through the provision of high-quality, innovative, responsive services. Her vision is to ensure that the patient’s voice is heard and her goal is to help patients and pharma partners implement the right test for the right patient and innovate the right drugs for improving global community health.
Dr. Maddali’s work to realize this vision includes the upcoming “Adopt a patient program,” which will help screen women in underserved communities in Asia for early cancer diagnosis. She is a board member for “Cancer NJ”, a South Asian cancer patient advocacy organization working to foster knowledge about cancer diagnosis and prevention, and is a scientific advisor to “Beat Cancer,” which works to help prevent cancer through lifestyle changes. Dr. Maddali also empowers students as a scientific educational mentor and helps them to successfully navigate their educational goals by staying committed to healthcare.
Dr. Maddali was the 2016 Healthcare Heroes Finalist Award for “Innovation-Individual” category at NJBIZ.
Dr. Maddali serves as a Vice Chair for the Women in Bio (WIB) Philadelphia chapter. The Women In Bio organization promotes careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.
Dr. Maddali is very committed to save lives, to empower those affected by cancer, and to inspire younger generations to stay committed to healthcare education and be the future of global community health. She holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Missouri-Columbia and a DVM Veterinary Medicine from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University in India.