Rohita Sharma

Rohita Sharma, PhD, is a Global Sr. Director in the Patient Insights & Solutions team at Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease.  In this role, Rohita leads the development and implementation of the LEAP platform – a unique series of immersive patient journeys across the organization, and geographies to ensure that strategies, tactics, and initiatives are grounded in the patients’ lived experience.

Rohita has more than 15 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry mainly in medical affairs. She has worked across commercial, medical affairs and corporate functions, both in country and at the global level. She has broad therapeutic area experience including rare diseases, vaccines, respiratory, and diabetes. She has extensive experience in leading and executing strategic medical plans, partnering with key external experts, presenting scientific and clinical data to advisory and HTA bodies as part of pre-launch, launch and life cycle management of medicines.

Rohita earned an Honors Bachelor of Science and a Master’s in Science from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Neuroscience from McMaster University. She also completed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. She has published several peer-reviewed publications, most recently one on patient centricity and the importance of partnering with patients in the development of medicines.