Learn about founders Dr. Sevith Rao and Dr. Sishir Rao. They are passionate about combating cardiovascular disease. Let’s prevent the next heart attack and stroke together!

Sevith Rao, MD, MEng, MBA

Sevith Rao Accepting Rice University's Hermance Award

Sevith Rao accepting the Hermance Award

Founder & Managing Trustee

Dr. Sevith Rao, MD, MEng, MBA is a physician and founder of one of the leading cardiac advocacy groups in the world. He received his MD degree with honors in several courses from Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University, and MBA and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business & Berkeley College of Engineering, with a concentration in venture capital & entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary coursework across UC Berkeley, Stanford and UCSF.

Sevith sits on the Physician Advisory Board for venture capital firm OCA Ventures, where he also served on their investment team, and is a Founding Investment Venture Partner at Haas Impact Fund, a VC fund focused on investing in impact driven Silicon Valley & other Bay Area startups. Sevith has a passion for blending his background in the intersection of medicine, engineering, entrepreneurship and business to create meaningful solutions to the greatest issues facing healthcare today. He served as healthcare subject matter expert & venture capital advisor for Arrow Capital, a VC firm backed by Bow Capital. Feel free to connect with Sevith on LinkedIn.

Sishir Rao, MD

Sishir Massachusetts General Hospital

Founder & Managing Trustee

Dr. Sishir Rao, MD is currently an Interventional Radiology attending physician at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. Rao is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at BCM, and also serves as Director of Global Health and Community Outreach for the Department of Radiology. He is a 2017 graduate of the Radiology residency and 2018 graduate of the Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and had a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School as Clinical Fellow from 2013-2018. Dr. Rao was an Emergency Radiology attending at MGH from 2017-2018. He received his MD degree with Honors from the Baylor College of Medicine and a BA in Health Sciences and Health Care Policy Management with Honors at Rice University and was a member of the Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program. Dr. Rao is a co-founder of the Indian Heart Association (IHA) and also serves on the board of the Cardiovascular Subcommittee of the Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Health in India. He is a Past President of the Massachusetts Radiological Society Resident Fellow Section (MRS-RFS) and served as a member of the MRS Executive Committee from 2016-2018. He was also member of the City of Chelsea, MA Planning Board from 2016-2018. Dr. Rao has an interest in health care start-ups, health economics and outcomes, quality metrics, value based imaging, and cardiac health prevention. Dr. Rao is passionate about global health and international outreach.  Feel free to connect with Dr. Rao on LinkedIn.

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