Hansa Bhargava, MD, is Chief Medical Officer at Medscape Education. Her leadership includes leading innovation-driven initiatives for physicians and health care professionals, with a focus on issues of resilience, burnout, and mental health.
She has practiced for over 10 years and was previously Senior Medical Director at WebMD. She has extensive experience in producing digital content and partnership collaboration, and is a board-certified pediatrician and the author of Building Happier Kids: Stress-busting Tools for Parents.
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 the University of Alabama, the Jed Foundation, the CDC, the White House, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
She is frequently interviewed by major news outlets on issues of health and well-being in children, has appeared on CNN, HLN, and WSJ Radio, and her insights have appeared in Politico, NPR, Parents, Salon, and Vice. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.
As a sought-after speaker on health care innovation and technology, Bhargava has participated in major health conferences, including Peds2040, Georgia Tech's Innovation Day, Exponential Medicine, and conferences convened by the FDA.
She has moderated discussions at UNICEF, the 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.
In addition to her work at Medscape Education, Bhargava has collaborated with the AAP, nationally and locally, and 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 on the advisory board for the Christopher Wolf Crusade (CWC), a nonprofit dedicated to preventing opioid use disorder.
A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, she completed her residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She lives in Atlanta and has two children.