Shantanu Nundy is a primary care physician, technologist, and healthcare leader who serves as Chief Medical Officer for Accolade (NASDAQ: ACCD), which delivers personalized healthcare to nearly 10 million Americans. In addition, he practices primary care in the greater Washington, DC, area and serves as a senior advisor to the World Bank and a lecturer in health policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute for Public Health.
Dr. Nundy was a senior health specialist at the World Bank Group in its $15 billion Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice, where he advised developing countries across Africa, Asia, and South America on digital health and health system innovation. Previously, he was Director of the Human Diagnosis Project, a healthcare AI startup backed by Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures, which he successfully built into the world’s largest open medical project spanning 80 countries. Prior to that, he was Managing Director for Clinical Innovation at Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH), where he helped launch value-based care models and accountable care organizations around the country.
Nundy has pioneered a number of new technologies and care delivery models including collective intelligence (a new method for combining human and artificial intelligence that outperformed individual physicians in diagnosis), SMS-DMCare (one of the first mobile health interventions to demonstrate improved health and lower costs and be adopted by the World Health Organization), and surgical checklists (which have reduced post-surgical deaths and complications by over 30 percent in over 100 countries).
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Nundy was one of the first to advocate for at-home testing and to call for the use of hospital-at-home to increase surge capacity. He also co-authored a paper in JAMA calling for a new ‘north star’ for healthcare, the Quintuple Aim, which adds advancing health equity as an explicit goal of healthcare improvement and innovation.
Nundy’s work has been recognized by the MacArthur Foundation and been featured in JAMA, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Rolling Stone Magazine, Forbes, The Atlantic, and Wired. He is also author of Care After Covid: What the Pandemic Revealed is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It and numerous research papers and op-eds on healthcare innovation and technology.
Nundy is a graduate of MIT (BS), Johns Hopkins (MD), and the University of Chicago (MBA).