Prabhu M. Velan, MD brings significant experience in life sciences investing to the MD Angels Board of Directors. Dr. Velan’s current portfolio, which continues to show strong overall returns, includes over 15 early stage companies as well as premier life sciences hedge funds. He currently serves as an advisor to Raydiant Oximetery, a strong portfolio company of MD Angels. As a lifelong, diverse investor, Dr. Velan looks forward to bringing his experience, connections, and innate sense of value to MD Angels.
Dr. Velan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis with dual degrees in
Finance and Biology. He pursued medicine at Rush Medical College and specialized in diagnostic
radiology at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Velan has been a practicing diagnostic radiologist in the Advocate Health System for over 10 years and currently serves on the executive team of the largest single contract, private practice radiology group in the United States. As the Physician Informatics Lead for the Advocate Health System, he evaluates innovative technologies and works closely with the Advocate leadership team to bring operational improvements to medical imaging . Through these leadership positions, Dr. Velan continues to help shape the future of health care delivery.
Dr. Velan is an avid tennis player, meticulous painter, and shares his passion of gaming with his wife and 3 young children. Towing his Airstream on adventures around the country is a highlight of every summer. A 30 year relationship with investing has allowed Dr. Velan to incorporate insights and refine his investment strategy. Most importantly, Dr. Velan believes that investing in relationships is a critical component to success at any level. As an active board member, he looks forward to extending the reach of MD Angels in the life sciences vertical.