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Junaid Bajwa

Senior Partner, Head of UK, and Science Partner, Pioneering Intelligence

Junaid Bajwa will join Flagship in September 2024 as Senior Partner, Head of UK, and Science Partner, Pioneering Intelligence.

Junaid brings over two decades of experience across primary care, secondary care, and public health settings. He has also worked as a payer and policy maker in the UK, specializing in informatics, digital transformation, and leadership. He joins Flagship from Microsoft Research where he served as Chief Medical Scientist focusing on how trusted, reliable, and human-centered AI can transform the practice of medicine. In this role, he led a number of strategic partnerships with leading health and life sciences organizations and spearheaded Responsible AI initiatives in the sector. He was previously the Global Lead for Strategic Alliances and Solutions for the Global Digital Centre of Excellence at Merck Sharp & Dohme where he led a range of strategic initiatives to improve patient care including the establishment of internal partnerships across the enterprise and external partnerships across the health care ecosystem. Junaid cofounded VelocityHealth, Europe’s first prevention-focused digital-health accelerator, in partnership with Telefonica, and has consulted for health care systems across the US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Middle East, and Europe.

Junaid serves on the boards of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and HDR UK, a national institute for health data science. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at University College London and a Visiting Scientist at both the Harvard School of Public Health and NTU Singapore.​

A practicing physician, Junaid is triple board certified in internal medicine, surgery, and primary care, and gained his medical degree from King’s College London​. He received his MBA at the Imperial College Business School in London.