Dr. Rupesh Patel has a unique background in business, life sciences, and medicine. He earned his MBA and Masters in Medical Sciences from Boston University, an MD with honors in scholarly research from the University of Illinois, and completed his Interventional Radiology training at the University of Chicago.
As a physician, Rupesh practices Interventional and Emergency Radiology and is the Section Chief of Emergency Radiology for a network of 14 hospitals. He is very active in hospital administration and contributes to committees for practice improvement and utilization management. Through this diverse experience in healthcare evolved his desire to help shape medicine for the future. Rupesh strongly believes that the most interesting advances occur with the merging of two different fields. For that reason, he is constantly promoting entrepreneurship that creates value at the intersection of medicine and technology.
Rupesh’s business ventures have played a key role in being part of that vision. As an avid angel investor, he has held advisory roles and has been involved in fundraising and market analysis. Utilizing his specific expertise in interventional procedures, he has contributed to the development of several new medical devices.
During his spare time, Rupesh trains in long distance running and has run marathons for the past ten years. He believes that running provides him the perfect blend of fitness, discipline, and meditation.