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The Innovator: Desh Mohan, MD

Desh Mohan is a practicing hospitalist and the Chief Medical Officer at Koda Health, a digital health company that leverages technology to make proactive medical care planning accessible to all. Dr. Mohan received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.D from UT Southwestern Medical School, completed his Internal Medicine residency at Baylor Medical College, and was a Digital Health Biodesign Fellow at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute.

Dr. Mohan is particularly passionate about improving and positively impacting patient care through innovation. He was first introduced to innovation and design as an undergraduate at MIT. Through MIT’s Development Lab and Public Service Center, he worked with communities in Tanzania and India to improve healthcare infrastructure development with technology. Later as a medical student, Dr. Mohan co-founded the Innovating Healthcare Solutions elective to teach the basics of sustainable development and innovation to medical school students. As a medical student, he also spent a summer as an intern at McKinsey & Company to learn how physicians can use their training to have a larger impact on healthcare. These early experiences were instrumental in his desire to return to entrepreneurship after his clinical training. After internal medicine residency, he worked as a locum tenens hospitalist which gave him the opportunity to understand how healthcare was delivered in multiple systems around the country. Dr. Mohan was selected as a Digital Health Biodesign Fellow at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute. During this one-year supported entrepreneurship program, Dr. Mohan and his team co-founded Koda Health to improve patient access to advance care planning. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Koda Health.

Dr. Mohan currently resides in Richmond, VA along with his wife and 1-year old miniature Australian Shepherd puppy. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends

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