SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Rounds, a new kind of healthcare company headquartered in San Francisco, today announced that Ami Parekh, M.D. has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer. Parekh comes from University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) where she served as the Chief Medical Officer of Population Health and Clinical Integration. In her newly created role as Chief Medical Officer at Grand Rounds, Parekh will help accelerate the company's leadership in employee health navigation. Parekh will play a major role in supporting the company's provider strategy while continuing the company's track record of putting patients first. Parekh will also be directly involved in patient cases at Grand Rounds.
"Nothing motivates me more than helping a patient, so it's inspiring to join Grand Rounds and have the opportunity to tackle problems that face millions of patients across the country in a new way that is truly technology enabled," said Parekh. "My hope as Chief Medical Officer is to make a measurable impact on the more than 4.2 million lives that we currently cover and extend that coverage to new lives as well."
Prior to joining Grand Rounds, in her role leading UCSF Health's Office of Population Health and Accountable Care, Parekh partnered with payers, providers and across the UCSF Health system to succeed in alternative payment models and develop new care models to better serve patients. As a clinician, Parekh saw patients both in hospital and ambulatory settings and was actively involved in resident and medical student education. Parekh has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and biology from Williams College and received her Medical Doctorate from Yale University School of Medicine. She also holds a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School.
"Physicians and providers are our change agents, so for us to have Ami's in-depth experience as a physician and as a population health expert is a huge asset as we continue to scale in the years ahead," said Owen Tripp, CEO and co-founder of Grand Rounds. "Having a Chief Medical Officer on board allows us to continue keeping patients top of mind, while connecting with them on a more personal level to ensure we are providing quality care."
Grand Rounds is a proud partner to more than 100 progressive employers and reaches more than 4.2 million covered lives through its two product offerings. Named by Rock Health as the 2018 fastest growing company in digital health, to the 2018 Forbes' Cloud 100 and as one of Glassdoor's 2019 Best Places to Work, the company has built a matching engine and expert care team to connect employees with the highest quality care available.
Learn more about Parekh's journey to Grand Rounds and vision for the clinical team on the Grand Rounds blog.
About Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds is a new kind of healthcare company. Founded in 2011, the company is on a mission to raise the standard of healthcare for everyone, everywhere. The Grand Rounds team goes above and beyond to connect and guide people to the highest quality healthcare available for themselves and their loved ones. Grand Rounds creates products and services that give people the best possible healthcare experience. Named a 2019 Best Place to Work by Glassdoor and Rock Health's 2018 Fastest Growing Company, Grand Rounds works with inspiring employers and doctors to empower them to be the change agents we need to make our shared vision a reality. For more information, please visit www.grandrounds.com.
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