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.

I’ve worked with a number of startups in different roles: as medical advisor to Confi (women’s health research & 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.

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 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.

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

My personal interests include travel, modern art, & Eastern philosophy.

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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