Kal Patel, MD has over 20 years of experience in pharma, medtech and regulated digital health. A global thought leader in the digital health space, Kal is a contributing author at Forbes, and is interviewed regularly by media and analysts on the state of regulated digital health.
Prior to joining BrightInsight he was Chief Commercial Officer for Doctor on Demand, now the nation’s largest video-medicine provider, with backing from Andreessen Horowitz, Venrock, Google Ventures, and Qualcomm.
Kal founded and built Amgen’s Digital Health business unit where he had end-to-end responsibility for developing and commercializing a portfolio of digital products in connected devices, advanced algorithms/decision making and next-generation marketing, where he launched multiple regulated devices.
Prior to his focus on digital health at Amgen, Kal was the Global Marketing Lead for Enbrel, the company’s leading drug with over $6B in sales, where he created and launched major investments in novel clinical trials, innovative drug delivery devices, improved formulations and differentiated patient support programs. Kal started his Amgen career as Head of Corporate Strategy.
Kal also spent several years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in various sales, marketing and account leadership roles. He began his professional career at the Boston Consulting Group where he worked for a broad portfolio of Healthcare companies across the U.S. and Europe. He transferred to the company’s Budapest office as part of BCG’s prestigious Ambassador program and was promoted early to Principal. Kal has also served as a Senior Advisor in Digital Health to the Boston Consulting Group where he helped C-level executives at pharma and medtech companies develop and execute digital health strategies.