Senior Vice President
Sarah Ahmad is the SVP, Product Innovation and Head of the Magellan Health Studio. The Studio brings to life an integrated, physical and behavioral health experience for the people Magellan serves through the design and development of differentiated solutions powered by transformational capabilities.
Prior to Magellan Health, Ahmad served as the SVP, Innovation and Transformation Strategy for Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health, an integrated care delivery and financing system.
Ahmad stood up a first-of-its-kind internal human-centered design practice and developed innovative health solutions and value-based, high-quality health experiences for the people served by Highmark Health. In addition, she evolved the Highmark Health’s “VITAL” Innovation Program to a revenue-generating business that provides health solution companies with robust patient experience, care outcomes and cost impact evidence that accelerates adoption in the healthcare marketplace.
Prior to Highmark, Ahmad worked at Humana Health Care. During her 20-year tenure, she held key leadership roles in product development, clinical operations, network development and innovation. As Vice President of Innovation at Humana, she created an innovation platform focused on slowing and stopping chronic disease progression.
A passionate healthcare executive and explorer, Ahmad has focused her career on transforming healthcare so that it’s easier for people to access the best care and achieve their best health.
Ahmad holds a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Tulane University, a Master of Health Services Management from Webster University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Louisville.