Express Healthcare: Healthenablr appoints US oncologist Ajith Puthillath as CMIO
Dr Puthillath will take on advising and overseeing the clinical operations of the company
Dr Ajith Puthillath, a renowned oncologist from the US, has joined Healthenablr as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of the company. In his capacity as CMIO, Dr Puthillath will take on advising and overseeing the clinical operations of the company.
Speaking about his new appointment, Dr Puthillath said, “Health infrastructure in India is skewed to deliver in Tier I cities. There is roughly one doctor per every 1800 people and healthenablr is a tele health platform that is working toward connecting patients to verified doctors for trusted health information. I am excited to be part of a venture like this.”
Dr Puthillath, is a practicing medical oncologist based out of Central Valley California and is currently the co-chair of the Breast Cancer Center of excellence, St Joseph Medical Center, California and Vice Chief of Staff – Lodi Health, California. His experience also includes a fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), the oldest cancer center in the US.
“As a digital healthcare ecosystem, getting someone from the healthcare sector, especially someone as accomplished and senior as Dr Puthillath on board, is a big step in the right direction for us,” said Avishek Mukherjee, CTO and co-founder, Healthenablr India.
Dr Puthillath, has presented research papers in the American Society of Oncology meetings and has a deep interested in digital health technologies that improve healthcare delivery models and patient outcomes. He is also at present, part of the advisory board of several healthcare startups based out of the US and has published numerous articles in peer reviewed medical journals.
Bamasish Paul, CEO and co-founder, Healthenablr India said, “Not only is Dr Puthillath a highly respected oncologist with envious credentials, he is also very passionate about digital healthcare and extremely committed to the growth of Healthenablr. As the CMIO, he will play a critical role in building our telehealth platform and advise us on incorporating the best practices in the fields of medicine and healthcare that he has learned over the years.”