Dikesh K. Patel (PharmD, MHA) is a Director at Visante with over 15 years of healthcare industry experience, including his ASHP-accredited post-graduate clinical and health-system pharmacy administration residency training. Dikesh’s diversified health care experiences range from health system clinical operations to that of management consulting in creating and sustaining clinical pharmacy services.
Most recently, Dikesh worked as a director within FTI Consulting’s Health Solutions practice as the Pharmacy Subject Matter Expert. During this role, Dikesh worked on engagements such as large-scale health system performance improvement initiatives (i.e., workforce benchmarking), 340B audit preparedness reviews and program optimization, health system pharmacy non-labor expense reduction and operational reviews, pharmacy wholesaler and GPO contract negotiations, request for proposal facilitation of post-acute pharmacy services, and clinical reviews of pharmacy claims for potential fraud, waste, and abuse.
Prior to this, Dikesh worked as a supervisor within RSM US LLP’s healthcare practice on their pharmacy team as a pharmacy subject matter expert on a plethora of healthcare engagements. Dikesh previously worked at AdventHealth Orlando whilst concurrently completing a graduate business degree in health care administration where he amassed experiences in health system pharmacy project management and the spearheading of change management initiatives at a large community-based teaching hospital.
Dikesh earned his B.A. in Biology from Baylor University, his Pharm.D. from the Texas A&M University College of Pharmacy and his M.H.A. from AdventHealth University.