Co-Founder & Managing Director
A general medicine Doctor by background, Avi is an experienced clinical leader, consultant and senior manager with broad experience in digital health and healthcare service transformation. He is an Associate Partner and Clinical Leader at IBM Watson Health and Co-Founder of Doctorpreneurs.
Avi graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2011, having earlier completed an intercalated BSc in Management at Imperial College Business School. As a trainee doctor in the NHS, Avi initiated and led multiple initiatives to improve the safety and quality of patient care, including leading an extensive NHS Trust-wide digital health project to improve clinical handover.
In 2014, Avi was appointed as a Clinical Fellow to the NHS National Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh. He was seconded from NHS clinical practice to Bupa, an international private health and care organisation, where he worked as a Clinical Consultant across various business units. Following this Avi was appointed as Bupa’s Global Clinical IT Manager and in this role, he supported Bupa’s digital transformation and digital health innovation strategy.
In 2016, Avi joined IBM’s new AI, Data and Analytics division Watson Health. In his first four years he helped build and later led Watson Health’s global team of clinical experts and client success managers, and was responsible for supporting AI-product development, business development and client implementation activities globally. He supported 50+ healthcare clients and partners across 22 countries, helping them to transform care delivery leveraging IBM’s suite of AI-powered clinical decision support solutions and services offerings.
In his current role as an Associate Partner and Clinical Leader at IBM Watson Health, Avi is responsible for leading transformation initiatives for healthcare clients across Watson Health and IBM, leveraging IBM’s capabilities and offerings in AI, Analytics, Cloud, Blockchain and Cybersecurity. He is also a member of the Watson Health Global Clinical Council and Health Officers Extended Team, under the Chief Health Officer, Dr Kyu Rhee. Avi also serves as a mentor for the NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.
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