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Grace Cordovano

Cancer Patient Advocate, Healthcare Navigating Solutionist at Enlightening Results


Upon recognizing the significant unmet needs and challenges patients’ faced while navigating their cancer diagnosis, Grace Cordovano, PhD founded Enlightening Results in 2010. As the culmination of her life’s experiential learning and education, Dr. Cordovano is dedicated to fostering personalized patient advocacy services, specializing in the oncology space. She strategically guides her clients through survivorship or end-of-life care planning with empathy, ensuring they are armed with the most pertinent, medically credible, easy to understand information to make empowered decisions about their care. Through her advocacy work, she is humbled to witness first-hand the challenges, the barriers to access, the unmet needs, the grief, the joys, the suffering, the financial toxicities, and the losses patients face in the midst of a diagnosis. These authentic experiences have resonated deeply and she has chosen to make them actionable as a patient experience enhancer.

Dr. Cordovano is a firm believer in the continuous advancement and improvement of patient experiences through the infusion of empathy, design thinking, and compassion. She's motivated to have patient and carepartner stories included throughout the entire healthcare ecosystem and considers herself a patient voice activator and amplifier. As a patient opinion leader, she is savvy in discussions on maximizing innovation, leveraging digital technology, adoption of patient-centricity, improving patient outcomes, and the culture of human-centered care.

Dr. Cordovano completed her Masters and PhD in Biochemistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. She is proud member of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA), the Society of Participatory Medicine, Savvy Cooperative, and Health 2.0 NYC. In 2017, Dr. Cordovano was recognized as Patient Advocate of the Year by Medstartr NYC.

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