Pukar Ratti currently serves as the Executive System Director of Research at CHRISTUS Health in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, he has worked as Director of Clinical Research and Biobank at Ochsner Health System in Louisiana, and the Department Head of the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center, part of the Louisiana State University Health System. He passionately holds concurrent academic appointments at University of California Irvine (CA), Rutgers University (NJ), Keck Graduate Institute (CA/India), Dillard University (LA), and University of Phoenix (AZ). He has previously served as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) member on Ochsner Clinic Foundation’s IRB. With multiple graduate degrees in Healthcare Management, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering, plus active certifications as Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) from Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) and Certified IRB Manager (CIM) from National Association of IRB Leaders (NAIL), Pukar has over 15 years of combined experience in Research Administration, Clinical Research, Preclinical research, Basic Science Research, Behavioral Research, Clinical Research Revenue Cycle, Project Management, IRB services, Contract negotiations, Student Mentorship, Operational Redesign, Grants Portfolio Management, Policy-making, Personnel Development, Strategic Planning, and Biobanking. Today, Pukar is one of the only 47 medical professionals in the entire State of Texas to have earned the prestigious title of Fellow of American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE).