Chaitanya K. Dahagam, MD

Global Partner Innovation Executive @ IBM Watson Health

Dr. Chaitanya Dahagam leads the IBM Watson Health Ecosystem as a Global Partner Innovation Executive. In this role, he helps organizations understand how cognitive computing and IBM Watson can be utilized to build solutions for health-related use cases. He currently works out of the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Dr. Dahagam received his general surgery training in San Antonio, TX from 2006 until 2011. From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Dahagam worked as a health IT-focused management consultant with The Advisory Board Company based in Washington, D.C. During this time, Dr. Dahagam led successful healthcare-related consulting engagements focused on clinical operations and workflows, EHR/health IT implementation and utilization, and healthcare revenue cycle solutions for multiple health systems, clinical integration networks, and other healthcare organizations.

Dr. Dahagam received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, his Master’s degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and his undergraduate degree in computer science from Birmingham-Southern College.