Bio

Bio


Dr. Rajiv Doshi serves an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and as the Director of the India Program at the Byers Center for Biodesign. Dr. Doshi previously served as a Adjunct Professor of Business and Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.

Dr. Doshi previously conceived of and served as Executive Director (US) of Stanford-India Biodesign. The goal of Stanford-India Biodesign was to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in India. Funded by the Government of India, the program was a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Stanford University, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Dr. Doshi is also the Founder and CEO of Piper Biosciences, a Bay Area startup that is developing products that help manage chronic medical conditions through the integration of medically-proven dietary supplements with digital lifestyle modification.

Dr. Doshi serves as a Sr. Advisor to McKinsey & Co., helping healthcare companies define and conceptualize new medical products and business models for developed and emerging markets. Dr. Doshi serves on the Board of Directors of TEAMFund, an impact investment fund focused on medical technology innovation for India and Africa. He also serves as a pro bono advisor to a dozen India-based medical technology startups.

Dr. Doshi previously founded Ventus Medical, where he served as its first Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Doshi is the inventor of the core nasal EPAP technology of Ventus Medical’s products: for obstructive sleep apnea (Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy) and snoring (Theravent Snoring Therapy). Provent represented the first new class of obstructive sleep apnea therapy since CPAP.

Dr. Doshi has roughly 70 US and international patents issued or pending. In 2012, Dr. Doshi was named by Forbes India as one of the top 18 Indian scientists who are changing the world. He is also the recipient of the Soros Fellowship.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Director, India Program, Byers Center for Biodesign (2017 - Present)
  • Executive Director (US), Stanford-India Biodesign (2007 - 2017)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Sr. Advisor, LUNAR Design/McKinsey & Co. (2001 - Present)
  • Founder, CEO, Piper Biosciences, Inc. (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, TEAMFund (Impact Investment Fund) (2015 - Present)
  • Founder, CEO, LightSide MD, LLC (2013 - Present)
  • Founder, CEO, CSO, Ventus Medical, Inc. (2005 - 2013)
  • Principal, De Novo Ventures (2003 - 2005)

Professional Education


  • MD, Stanford University (2001)
  • MS, Stanford University, Biomechanical Engineering (1998)
  • BS, Stanford University, Chemical Engineering (1994)

Community and International Work


  • Advisor-Indian National Biodesign Alliance, Delhi, India

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Advisor-Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship-IIT Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Health technology innovation