Babylon hires former Obama Administration official

Posted on June 2, 2021 by Jonathan Symcox

Darshak Sanghavi, Babylon Health

Babylon Health has hired Darshak Sanghavi as its 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. 

Prior to that, he was the first permanent Director of Prevention and Population Health for the Obama Administration at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. 

Founded in 2013, Babylon has delivered more than eight million virtual consultations and AI interactions to date.  

Babylon works with governments, health providers and insurers across the globe, and supports healthcare facilities from small local practices to large hospitals.  

As Babylon continues its rapid US expansion, Sanghavi will lead the company’s growing network of global clinicians and clinical efforts and spearhead innovation in care delivery.  

Leveraging Babylon 360 – the firm’s digital-first, value-based care platform that already delivers end-to-end healthcare to nearly 100,000 Americans – he 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-first healthcare.” 

Sanghavi added: “High quality, affordable, and accessible health care should be available to everyone in the world.  

“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.” 

Babylon covers approximately 24 million people around the globe, and has a presence in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. 

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