Neema Mayhugh

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Neema Mayhugh

Mayhugh, PhD is a healthcare innovation expert who helps large academic medical centers and biotechnology incubators bridge the gap between research and product delivery. 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, 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 when she joined the industry-leading Cleveland Clinic, where her roles and responsibilities expanded to include:

  • Start-up formation 
  • Licensing
  • Intellectual property portfolio prioritization
  • Clinical trial management and execution
  • Sponsored research program negotiation
  • Management of commercialization projects 
  • Strategic portfolio oversight

As Chief Operating Officer of Mobile Hyperbaric Centers, 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. 

Mayhugh holds a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University.