Johann Fernando, PhD
Chief Operating Officer, Fujifilm Healthcare
Johann Fernando, Ph.D. is the Chief Operating Officer at Fujifilm Healthcare.
He is an innovative, strategic, senior executive, with 25+ years’ experience in commercializing highly innovative medical devices and building companies in the intersection of technology, healthcare and digital health. An industry thought leader with deep insights about patient focused diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. Johann’s commercial experience includes leading start-ups, acquiring and integrating businesses, creating new product categories & markets and building global brands.
After completion of his post-doctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Johann worked at UTSW and Parkland Memorial Hospital as a Medical Physicist/Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology and Radiation Oncology. He led a team to develop a new class of high resolution detectors for the development of agents for imaging folate receptors and drug development for ovarian cancer.
He has spent the past 28 years in the healthcare industry where he has held a number of senior leadership positions at Fujifilm Healthcare, Accuray, Philips Healthcare, ADAC and Picker International. Johann led teams in the development, global launch and commercialization of innovative healthcare informatics, diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences, has appeared in several industry journals and published several articles in the field.
Johann holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a MBA from the Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania.
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