Paurvi Bhatt is the Vice President of Medtronic Philanthropy and President of Medtronic Foundation, leading the philanthropic and community affairs strategies of Medtronic, PLC.
Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology, focused on innovative solutions to fulfill its global Mission: to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. The company’s philanthropic efforts are centered on leveraging its people, products and programs to expand access to chronic disease care to underserved communities worldwide.
Paurvi is a seasoned global health and development leader, with a distinguished career delivering innovative and successful cross-disciplinary solutions to challenging issues of scale and sustainability. Her focus includes strategic philanthropy and investment; corporate social responsibility; health benefit reimbursement, and partnership design particularly in emerging markets and resource poor settings. She has shaped best practice health and social responsibility portfolios in several companies including Levi Strauss and Co. and Abbott, as well as, with the government and nonprofit sector, at USAID, US GAO, and CARE. Her technical training is in health systems and economics – with specific focus on HIV/AIDS, women’s health and impact measurement.
She is known for her commitment to building the next generation of women leaders in global health, and for advocating for “working daughters”. She serves on several advisory groups and Boards focusing on leadership and global health including Last Mile Health, GlobeMed, IMPACT2030, The Conference Board – CSR Advisory Group, Women Leaders in Global Health, Global Health Council (GHC) Board, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Campaign Cabinet. Paurvi holds a Master of Public Health in health systems and economics from Yale University and Bachelor Degree in neuroscience from Northwestern University, is PhD (ABD) from Johns Hopkins University.