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Ximena Carmen Qadir

Ximena Carmen Qadir
Ph.D., M.B.A., B.C.C., Director of Science Innovation

The serious stuff:

Dr. Ximena Carmen Qadir graduated from Tulane University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2014. In 2014, she earned a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellowship with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During her NIH training in the field of Epidemiology and Genomics Research, Dr. Qadir utilized healthcare quantitative research methods to measure the overall trends of oncological diseases across the nation. She worked with various cancer centers nationwide and helped create a live database for clinicians and scientists seeking advice on complex cancer treatments. Furthermore, she has experiencing in performing grant portfolio analyses and reported which areas of medicine NIH had allocated their federal funds. These NIH projects were successfully published in 2017 and 2018. List of publications referenced below. In 2018, she successfully completed an MBA from The George Washington University School of Business.

In recent years, Dr. Qadir held numerous leadership positions in large healthcare systems and private organizations managing their research and clinical operations. She has tremendous experience managing and leading the research agenda set by the institution. In addition, she is a board-certified coach and has coached and consulted healthcare leaders and academic centers in the areas of leadership development and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Dr. Qadir was accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches. She was vetted and selected by a review committee based on depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance includes a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. Dr. Qadir is a fellow and DEI board council member of the Institute of Coaching, McLean, Affiliate of Harvard Medical School; active member of the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) and active member of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She has been published in the American Journal of Pathology, Journal of Cancer Education, Gastroenterology, Cancer Causes and Control, Journal of Investigative Medicine, and others.

The fun stuff:

She enjoys spending her free time with her family, biking, running, and traveling. She loves reading suspense stories and historical books. Her favorite shows are those on PBS Masterpiece. She is originally from New Orleans and loves great cuisine and jazz music. She is also a tea lover. She lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband, Rabah, and their two children, Norah and Benjamin.

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