Ajit Dhavle, Pharm.D, MBA

Ajit Dhavle, Pharm.D, MBA

Quandary Peak Research
Washington, DC 20500
Mobile: 540-327-5437
Office: 703-665-6421

Dr. Ajit Dhavle is the Vice President of Health IT Audits and Life Science at Quandary Peak Research, where he oversees a team of health informatics experts to provide Strategy, Management, Product Management, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Patient Safety, Compliance, and Engineering Consulting and Audit services to both Government and Commercial entities.

Previously, Ajit founded Adviva Health, Inc a SaaS prescription medication history reconciliation and analytics platform designed to streamline the medication experience for EHR users.

Ajit joined Surescripts in its early years and helped replace the paper prescription and start the first National E-prescribing network. At Surescripts, he last served as the Vice President of Clinical Quality and was responsible for corporate clinical quality, patient safety, and quality research initiatives. While at Surescripts, he also built and ran the first-of-its kind enterprise-wide clinical quality program – a critical component of company’s e-prescribing business solutions – to help prescribers, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and healthcare system organizations achieve the three fundamental pillars of e-prescribing: accuracy, efficiency, and patient safety.

Areas of Expertise
  • Auditing
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Hospital Administration
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Records
  • Pharmacology
  • Risk Management

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
Pharmacist License | Commonwealth of Virginia | Current
Doctor of Pharmacy | Shenandoah University | 2005
Master of Business Administration | Shenandoah University | 2005
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, (NCPDP)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: As a electronic prescribing and medication management subject matter expert, I have delivered numerous invited lectures, seminars, and presentations at health IT conferences and industry events.
I have extensively published in peer-reviewed journals on e-prescribing and e-medication management matters, most recently in Health Affairs, American Journal of Managed Care, JAMA Internal Medicine, and the Journal of American Medical Informatics.
I have also served as a reviewer for journals and magazines.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 8
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: My areas of expertise are: Patient safety, health information technology, e-medication management, health IT informatics, EHR systems and audits, Pharmacy Management Systems, False Claims
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About half
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About half
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 3
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: I provide legal expert witness services for cases involving Health IT software.

Additionally, I oversee a team of Health Informatics Experts to provide Healthcare Informatics, Product Strategy, Market Validations, Management Consulting, Product Management, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Safety, Compliance, and Engineering Consulting and Audit services to Government and Commercial entities.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: My hourly rate is lower than most experts, and is generally negotiable. I charge a single rate for all services.


"Ajit brings a great deal of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to Surescripts. Ajit is always looking for opportunities to improve in the work that his does for Surescripts and he is always validating that he is focused on the areas that will have the most impact on the business. Ajit is an individual that will take on any project and you can always be confident that it will be done on time and in a high quality manner."
~ Rick Ratliff | Managing Director and CEO | MedAdvisor Solutions

"Ajit is a uniquely talented and intelligent HIT professional. I look forward to following his accomplishments."
~ Neal Dongre | General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at MSC Industrial Supply Co.

"I have worked closely with Dr. Dhavle since 2006 on two strategically significant research projects that RAND and Surescripts have partnered on. Ajit served as our primary contact at Surescripts for their participation in these projects, which were investigating the role of advanced standards for electronic prescribing transactions. He has deep knowledge, both of the technology and of pharmacy practice, he is an excellent communicator, and he has been able to coordinate action within the Surescripts organization to deliver the results that we needed for the project. In short, Ajit has proven to be an outstanding and highly effective collaborator. "
~ Douglas Bell, MD PhD | Professor at UCLA School of Medicine