Babylon Hires Former White House Health Official Darshak Sanghavi as New Chief Medical Officer
Babylon today announced the hiring of Darshak Sanghavi, MD as the company’s new Global Chief Medical Officer. Sanghavi joins Babylon’s C-suite team from UnitedHealthcare (Medicare & Retirement), the largest commercial Medicare program in the United States.
As Babylon continues its rapid U.S. expansion, Sanghavi will lead the company’s growing network of global clinicians and clinical efforts, spearhead innovation in care delivery, and ensure best-in-class care quality delivery across the world. Leveraging Babylon 360 (B360) — Babylon’s digital-first, value based care platform that already delivers end-to-end healthcare to nearly 100,000 Americans — Sanghavi will lead a team of hundreds of in-house global providers alongside thousands more clinical partners around the world who use the platform to care for patients.
“We are thrilled to welcome Darshak and his incredible medical expertise to Babylon,” said Babylon CEO Dr. Ali Parsa. “Our mission is one that will take a strong clinical team to achieve, and I know that Darshak is the perfect person to lead in the growth and advancement of our high quality, digital-frst healthcare.”
“High quality, affordable, and accessible health care should be available to everyone in the world,” Sanghavi said. “Babylon’s technology and clinical expertise is ideally poised to bring preventive and chronic healthcare to the palm of one’s hand no matter where they live. Babylon’s intense focus on care quality, supported by engaging, continuously improving technology, can help people all over the world live healthier and happier lives. I am thrilled to join a team working tirelessly to bring best-in-class digital health equitably and responsibly to all who could benefit.”
As CMO at UnitedHealthcare (Medicare & Retirement), Darshak successfully built and executed large-scale programs aimed at improving cost and quality of care, and supervised national clinical and strategy teams. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Darshak was the first permanent Director of Prevention and Population Health for the Obama Administration at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he led a number of impactful initiatives.
Darshak joins several other new faces on Babylon’s U.S.-based C-suite team who were recently hired to lead the quick expansion and extension of the company’s digital-first healthcare services globally. Babylon covers approximately 24 million people around the globe, and has a presence in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
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