WELLESLEY, MA–Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, which provides health benefit plans, programs and services to more than 3 million people in New England and beyond, has appointed Dr. Manju Sheth, a board-certified internist focusing on women’s health at Lahey Health, to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Patient Care Assessment Committee.
The committee is comprised of independent physicians from the community who help advise Harvard Pilgrim on quality of care issues, Harvard Pilgrim said in a statement.
“We welcome Dr. Sheth for her clinical expertise,” said Harvard Pilgrim’s Chief Medical Officer Michael Sherman. “We will appreciate her guidance in ensuring quality of care for all of our members, including those who may be from under-represented populations.”
Dr. Sheth has been the president of the Indian Medical Association of New England. She is currently the co-chair of Indian Women Physicians Forum. With India New England News, Dr. Sheth co-founded the New England Health Expo, which is the largest South Asian Health Expo in North America and features health and nutrition experts in medical technologies, traditional medicine and holistic healthcare.
In addition to her medical career, Dr. Sheth is committed to empowerment of women. She has led many fund raisers for local charities including Saheli, which provides support to South Asian domestic violence victims in the Boston area. She has served on the fund-raising committee of Akshaya Patra for many years and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence.
Dr. Sheth was a trustee of the Indian American Forum for Political Education that helps increase political awareness among South Asians. Due to her community work and advocacy, she has received numerous awards. She was named INE Woman of the Year in 2011 and was featured as “150 Women of Influence” by the YWCA Boston. She is currently the president of INE Multimedia that provides a cultural platform for South Asians in New England.
“I have had the honor to lead IMANE, the oldest Indian medical association in United States, as well as be a part of many Indian organizations and a media company that serves the Indian American community in New England,” said Sheth . “It is a privilege to be asked to serve on a special committee at Harvard Pilgrim and be able to present the needs of a community that is very close to my heart.”
Dr. Sheth is married to a physician Dr. Dipak Sheth and has a 20-year-old daughter, Shaleen, a sophomore at Babson College.