Nana Odom is the Head of Clinical Engineering at Cleveland Clinic London, where she is changing the delivery of clinical engineering services through her unwavering passion for technology and healthcare. Her exceptional achievements in directing the activation of medical devices in a state-of-the-art digitally enabled hospital in London have made her a true inspiration for women in biomedical engineering and a catalyst for transformative change.

Nana’s journey began with a deep curiosity about the intersection of technology and healthcare. As a young woman, she recognized the immense potential of physics and engineering to revolutionize patient care, improve clinical processes, and drive efficiency in medical systems. Driven by her desire to create a profound impact, she embarked on a path that merged her passion for engineering with her commitment to transforming healthcare.

As a visionary leader, Nana has spearheaded numerous initiatives that have fundamentally transformed healthcare delivery in the organizations she has worked with. Leveraging digital technologies like artificial intelligence and data analytics, she has redefined the possibilities of technology in supporting care delivery. From implementing innovative medical devices to advocating for the adoption of integrated patient monitoring platforms, her work continually optimizes patient outcomes, reduces costs, and enhances the overall efficiency of healthcare systems. Nana’s brilliance lies in her ability to bridge the gap between the worlds of medicine and technology. Understanding the importance of collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches, she has forged partnerships between caregivers, manufacturers, patients, and healthcare administrators. By breaking down silos and promoting cross-functional collaboration, she has fostered a culture of innovation that has revolutionized the service provision of clinical engineering in Cleveland Clinic, leading to transformative improvements in patient care.

Beyond her remarkable technical achievements, Nana is a fervent advocate for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and a firm believer in the importance of visible role models in our communities and workplaces. She actively works to break barriers and inspire the next generation of female technologists through mentorship programs, speaking engagements, and industry initiatives. Her tireless efforts have paved the way for aspiring women, opening doors and shattering glass ceilings, resulting in a higher representation of females in her team compared to males. Nana’s dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech field is a testament to her commitment to creating a more inclusive and equal world.