Full Name
Mittal Sutaria
SVP, Contract & Program Services, Pharmacy
Speaker Bio
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vizient worked diligently to ensure hospital pharmacies had access to the essential medications and COVID-19 treatments to treat these patients. Led by Mittal Sutaria, Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Contracting and Program Services, this included collaboration with supplier partners and 503B entities yielding creative solutions that drove production of additional inventory. Today, Mittal leads oversight for the industry-leading Novaplus® Enhanced Supply program, which gives Vizient members access to more than 100 million units of essential medications, warehoused by manufacturers in the U.S.
Under her direction, the Vizient pharmaceutical portfolio incorporates generic injectables, branded pharmaceuticals, plasma products, pharmacy distribution and the private-label Novaplus program. She also leads strategy and oversight of the Vizient Pharmacy Networks program, including the Vizient Oncology Network. Mittal also plays a pivotal role in advocacy related to drug shortages, 340B contract pharmacies and the unapproved drug initiative.
With many years’ of leadership experience for Vizient’s expanding pharmacy program and contracting team, she’s held other positions within Vizient’s clinical solutions and sourcing teams, managing numerous programs, and contracting activities including the plasma program, contrast media and radiopharmacy distribution, and leading strategies for non-acute sector driving enhanced value for Vizient membership.
Prior to joining Vizient, Mittal served in various health care roles within retail and hospital settings, including serving as an associate director of pharmacy at a member institution in New York. Mittal’s early pharmacy experience helped shape her unique perspective and comprehensive understanding of how her current work positively influences our industry.
Mittal holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Business Foundations certification from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Mittal was recognized as Women Leaders in Supply Chain in the Journal of Healthcare Contracting in 2020.
Mittal Sutaria