Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Anurag Mairal
Prof. Anurag Mairal

Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine; Director, Global Outreach, Stanford Biodesign; Stanford University, Faculty Fellow, Global Health

Dr. Anurag Mairal is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and the Director, Global Outreach Programs at Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University. He is also a Faculty Fellow and Lead for Technology Innovation and Impact at Center for Innovation in Global Health. In these roles, he leads initiatives focused on applying the biodesign process to resource-constrained settings globally. Further, he facilitates opportunities for students, faculty and fellows at Stanford to work on global healthcare needs.

Dr. Basant Garg
Dr. Basant Garg

IAS Officer, Additional CEO, National Health Authority

Prof. Bhramar Mukherjee
Prof. Bhramar Mukherjee

John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics, Chair of Biostatistics, Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Global Public Health, The University of Michigan School of Public Health

Prof. Bhramar Mukherjee is John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Professor, Global Public Health, University of Michigan (UM) School of Public Health; Research Professor and Core Faculty Member, Michigan Institute of Data Science (MIDAS), University of Michigan. She also serves as the Associate Director for Quantitative Data Sciences, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. She is the cohort development core co-director in the University of Michigan’s institution-wide Precision Health Initiative.

Clark Golestani
Clark Golestani

Ex-President, Emerging Businesses and Global CIO, Merck

Clark Golestani has over 30 years of experience in health, life sciences, and technology, and is an active investor, advisor, and board member with a focus on the healthcare and technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors.

Dr. C S Pramesh
Dr. C S Pramesh

Director at Tata memorial hospital

Dr. C S Pramesh is the Director of the Tata Memorial Hospital and a thoracic surgeon at the Tata Memorial Centre, the largest cancer centre in India. He is also a member of the Clinical Research Secretariat of the hospital and the convener for the National Cancer Grid, a large network of 177 cancer centres in India. In the latter role, he works extensively on eliminating disparities in cancer care by enabling uniform standards of cancer care, promoting equity in access to care, rational use of healthcare resources, and promoting multicentric collaborative research.

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Chairman, Narayan Hrudayalaya Limited

A cardiac surgeon of repute and a successful entrepreneur, Dr. Shetty is a highly respected luminary for his ingenious ideas for reforms in healthcare sector. His visionary leadership to make quality healthcare affordable for all has drawn global recognition. Treading the path of economies of scale to bring down the cost of healthcare delivery, Narayana Hrudayalaya has been an interesting case study for the likes of Harvard University and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Kip Webb
Dr. Kip Webb

Ex-Managing Director Accenture, Faculty at University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

Dr. Kip Webb has been successful in leading healthcare reform as a pediatrician, a professor, and a business leader.

Dr. M. Srinivas
Dr. M. Srinivas

Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Prof Narendra Ahuja
Prof Narendra Ahuja

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois

Narendra Ahuja is a Research Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beckman Institute, and Coordinated Science Laboratory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). During 2013-2019, he was the Founding Director of Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA), a national initiative started by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, to pilot a new model of enhancing the quality of advanced technical and related education across India (https://itra.digitalindiacorporation.in/). During 1999-2002, he served as the Founding Director of the first IIIT Hyderabad. His research is in Artificial Intelligence fields of computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, image processing and their applications, including on problems in developing societies.

Dr. Nitish Thakor
Dr. Nitish Thakor

Professor, Biomedical Eng, Johns Hopkins University; Director, SINAPSE Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Dr. Nitish Thakor is a professor of biomedical engineering and neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He conducts research on neurological instrumentation, biomedical signal processing, micro and nanotechnologies, neural prosthesis, clinical applications of neural and rehabilitation technologies, and brain-machine interface. Dr. Thakor directs the Laboratory for Neuroengineering and is also the director of the NIH Training Grant on Neuroengineering. He is actively engaged in developing international scientific programs, collaborative exchanges, tutorials, and conferences in the field of biomedical engineering.

Dr. Shravan Subramanyam
Dr. Shravan Subramanyam

President & CEO of GE Healthcare, India & South Asia

Shravan Subramanyam is the President & CEO of GE Healthcare – India & South Asia region and Managing Director of Wipro GE Healthcare.

Previous Advisory Board Members

Dr. Randeep Guleria
Dr. Randeep Guleria

Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Randeep Guleria is the Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi - India’s #1 hospital system and #1 medical college. Dr. Randeep Guleria is Professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, where he has been working for the last 23 years.

Dr. Praveen Gedam
Dr. Praveen Gedam

Additional CEO, National Health Authority (NHA), IAS

Dr. Praveen Gedam is the Additional CEO at NHA. Dr Gedam is involved in policy formulation and implementation of the world's largest government-sponsored health insurance/ assurance scheme Ayushman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). He is also the first Mission Director of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), which was launched recently.