I’m a physician, startup advisor, & angel investor.
My background includes: scientific research, 21 years of clinical experience, a healthcare management degree with a focus on healthcare technology, media experience, and advisory work for healthcare startups. I have written articles for various media publications, including TechCrunch, MedTech Boston, and Healthegy, on the subjects of healthcare, digital health, biotech/pharma, startups, and healthcare investments, and I frequently take public speaking engagements as well.
I’ve worked with a number of startups in different roles: as medical advisor to Confi (women’s health education), as consultant for Commense (a PureTech Health company developing microbiome therapies for early childhood), & as a clinical researcher for Renovia (med device company developing therapies for pelvic floor health), and I am currently an advisor/angel to Nutrimedy, a telenutrition platform connecting patients to registered dietitians. (Visit AngelList to view my full portfolio.)
I’m a member of a few angel groups and syndicates. I enjoy helping entrepreneurs with great ideas & hope to be a growing resource to the startup community.
My educational background includes a bachelor of arts degree from Boston University, a medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, residency training in Ob/Gyn at Northwell Health in NY, and a master’s degree in healthcare leadership from Brown University. My thesis project during my master’s studies was focused on healthcare technology, in particular studying the potential & challenges of electronic health records and being the physician leader for a project to improve interoperability of EHRs at my hospital. My clinical practice has been in Massachusetts at hospitals within the Steward Healthcare and UMass Memorial Healthcare networks. Currently, I continue to see patients via locum tenens work.
I am an avid follower of healthcare & medical innovations, startups & investing, and women’s health & leadership.
My hobbies include running, travel with family, & photography.
Follow me on Twitter at @kirtipatelmd.