Hansa Bhargava, MD, is Chief Medical Officer at Medscape Education. Her leadership includes an eye to innovation and cutting-edge topics in health care. She has practiced for over 10 years as a clinician and was previously Senior Medical Director At WebMD. She has extensive experience in producing digital content, collaborating in partnerships, and in thought leadership.
Her previous position included working closely with the editorial, product, and news teams and developing digital apps. With expertise in parenting, mental health, and pregnancy, she has helped develop products such as the WebMD Baby App and WebMD Pregnancy App and has published on digitally monitoring pregnancy and outcomes. Her partnership efforts have included those with the University of Alabama, Jed Foundation, CDC, the White House, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She represents Medscape and WebMD in media including CNN, HLN, Politico, NPR, Vice, and WSJ Radio and writes regularly for Forbes. Bhargava has participated in conferences, doing keynotes/talks at meetings such as Peds2040, GaTech Innovation Day, Exponential Medicine, and the FDA. She has moderated discussions at UNICEF, Emory Global Health Institute, and Health Connect South. In 2012, she served as an expert panelist with first lady Michelle Obama at the WebMD/Let’s Move Town Hall in Miami.
Outside of WebMD, Bhargava has worked with the AAP nationally and locally. She is an elected executive member of the AAP Committee on Communications and Media. She was previously on the advisory board for UNICEF and is currently is on the Global Council for Emory University Global Health Institute and on the advisory board for CWC.
A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, she completed her residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is board certified in pediatrics. She lives in Atlanta and has two children.