Professor Rubin Pillay

      

Professor Rubin Pillay

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Rubin Pillay

Rubin Pillay is a medical futurist and professor of healthcare, innovation and entrepreneurship at the Collat School of Business and School of Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is also a visiting professor of healthcare innovation at the Copenhagen Business School and was previously the Daniel White Jordan Chair and executive director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation at the Spears School of Business, and the Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. He is a family physician and clinical pharmacologist who holds a PhD in business administration, an MBA and an MSc in Health Management.

Prior to taking up his current position, he headed up programs in health leadership at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government (Pennsylvania, USA) and the School of Business and Finance (Cape Town, South Africa). He has extensive international teaching and consulting experience and has published widely in the field of strategic health leadership. His current work focuses on the role of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship (CIE) in the transformation of health and health care, and he is widely regarded as a preeminent health futurist and scholar in this area.

He is the first president of the International Society of Healthcare Entrepreneurship Education and Research (ISHEER), a harvard advanced leadership fFellow in health innovation and the founding chairperson of the International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Healthcare.