About Me

I’m a physician, healthcare startup advisor, & angel investor.

My background includes: scientific research, 16 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 on these topics as well.

Currently, I’m a medical advisor to an early-stage women’s health startup, Confi, and a consultant for another startup, Commense (a PureTech Health company), which is working on developing microbiome therapies for early childhood, and an advisor and angel investor for  Nutrimedy, a telenutrition platform connecting patients with registered dietitians. I am also part of the organizing team for Capital W- The Boston Women’s Venture Summit, which aims to increase venture funding for women-led startups.  I enjoy helping entrepreneurs with worthy 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 the challenge of achieving interoperability of electronic health records.  My clinical practice has been in Massachusetts at hospitals within the Steward Healthcare and UMass Memorial Healthcare networks.

I am an avid follower of healthcare & medical innovations, startups and investing, women’s health and leadership, and enjoy writing/blogging on all of the above.

My personal interests include travel, modern art, & Eastern philosophy. Of late, I’ve also unfortunately become a political junkie.

I’d love to connect with others with similar interests.  You can find me on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

Healthcare entrepreneurs: I welcome your pitch decks.  Please feel free to email me regarding this or other inquiries at kirtipatelmd@gmail.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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